A Message From The Owners
We look to bring the same level of commitment to customer service that the Simpson’s have for all these years. We would like to continue to stock the products that our customers need and want and bring in some new items that we have found useful on the water or afield… or just seem like fun. So, we became a dealer for LilliPad Marine Products and now stock the LilliPad Diving Board. Stop by and say hello and don’t be afraid to share your experiences. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!
The Forrest Family
Al’s Sport Center has been a part of the greater Lewiston/Auburn area for more the 55 years
1964 – 1979
Al and Flo Simpson
AL’s Sport Center has been incorporated in 1964 by Al Simpson. Al’s sold ski equipment as well as boats and boating supplies and proudly serviced the products they sold. Al’s oldest son Mike, started working at the store while in high school. The store started out next door from its present location and in 1982, construction began on the current location. The lumber came from the land Al owned on Pond Road in Lewiston. Mike, attended The Shelter Institute in 1979 for building construction and with that knowledge, built the store located today at 1818 Lisbon St.
1987 – 2019
Mike and Kathy Simpson
Al’s Sport Center started with a simple concept of selling quality products and providing the best service possible. Mike continued working with his dad until Al passed away in 1987 and Mike assumed sole ownership.In 1990, Mike’s wife Kathy joined the business and became the face of the business as she greeted people as they walked through the door. In 2003, Mike’s son Sean joined the business full time helping Mike provide the service they have become to be known by.
Jim and Cindy Forrest
In 2019, Jim and Cindy Forrest purchased the business from Mike and Kathy Simpson and closed on the exact same date Al opened the business in 1965; February 14th! Mike will stay on for at least one year to help with the transition!
Jim was born and raised in Lewiston and has been involved in boating and outdoor activities all his life. Our son Nick, a skier who raced for Edward Little and Plymouth State will be heading up the ski shop as well as working as a technician. Both Jim and Nick have been studying at Honda Marine University since last fall. Al’s Sport Center is a Premier Honda Dealer
Our team is experienced and qualified to serve our customers
outdoors sporting needs with an emphasis on service.
Jim Forrest, Owner
Jim grew up in Lewiston and attended Lewiston schools graduating from Lewiston High School. After attending Nichols College, Jim started his career in law enforcement working for almost 10 years at the Lewiston Police Dept. Working as a private investigator gave Jim the opportunity to start his profession in Human Resources. Jim stayed in that field for over 25 years working for many local and not so local companies.
Jim grew up on boats where his parents moored their houseboat at the Dolphin Marina for almost 20 years! Jim has owned and worked on boats for most of his adult life. Those boats include small skiffs, center consoles, cuddy cabin and his current boat, a Larson Cabrio 310 cruiser.
Cindy Forrest, Owner
More info coming soon.
Nick Forrest, Owner
Nick attended schools in Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School. Nick attended Plymouth State and Graduated from Southern Maine Technical College with an associate’s degree in Building Construction. Nick played soccer and raced for Edward Little representing the State of Maine in the Eastern Regional Ski Championships at Mount Snow, Vermont. Nick also raced for Plymouth State.
Nick began his career as a carpenter and continued that craft until joining the staff at Al’s. Nick has great attention to detail and inherited his drive for perfection from his mother and grandfather. Nick’s valuable experience in the construction and fabrication areas that will greatly beneficial. Nick is attending Honda University. With Nick’s experience in ski industry, he will head up the ski shop.
Mike Simpson, Specialist
More info coming soon.
Have Questions About Al’s Sport Center Products?
Do you have questions about Al’s Sport Center product inventory or services? If so, please contact us. We are here to assist you and help you choose the right equipment for your outdoor lifestyle. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied. Contact us today.
1818 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm