We are a family-owned international multichannel retailer. Attracting, developing, and retaining the best people has been part of our success for more than 150 years. Our Associates deliver the world-class customer service and quality that are synonymous with Orvis. Our success as an employer and as a company is based on creating an environment rich with cooperation, integrity, and mutual respect.
With corporate headquarters in rural Vermont, and major operations in Roanoke, Virginia and Hampshire, England, Orvis currently employs more than 1,800 Associates worldwide.
The Orvis Corporate Headquarters
The Orvis corporate headquarters are located in rural Sunderland, Vermont, near a 377-acre natural black bear habitat located off of Route 7. Executive leadership, marketing, human resources, travel, merchandising, sourcing, catalog, E-commerce, retail, inventory, information services, liquidations, rod and tackle, advertising, and our sporting services departments are all based in the Home Office.
Our Flagship and Outlet Stores
Our flagship and outlet stores are located in nearby Manchester, Vermont—the site of Charles Orvis’ very first fly rod shop in 1856 and where all of our finest fly rods are still built.
The Orvis Rod Shop
The Orvis Rod Shop is located at 4180 Main Street behind the Orvis Flagship Store in Manchester, Vermont, the same town where Charles Orvis opened his very first fly rod shop in 1856 and where all of our finest fly rods are still built. The Rod Shop employs a dedicated team of rod designers, fabrication specialists, pattern makers, machine operators, finishers, and product testers. The facility also includes rod and reel repair services, warehouse operations, and the Wonderline production team.
The Orvis Flagship Fly-Fishing School
Our state-of-the-art school is located directly across the street from the Flagship Store in Manchester, Vermont. The schoolhouse is a 6,000 square-foot facility with 4,500 square feet of interior teaching space, and 1,500 square feet of covered porch looking out toward the mountains. Outside, there is a designated casting area. Inside, the spacious classroom is appointed with hickory furniture and has a built-in video projector for teaching. Our instructors are the best in the industry, and they work in the most beautiful facility of its kind anywhere in the world.
The Orvis Distribution Center
In the summer of 1987, The Orvis Company moved its distribution center to Blue Hills Drive in the Roanoke Valley, looking for a place where there was a strong and talented employee base. Executive warehouse leadership, telephone sales, customer service, personalization, tailoring, information services, and shipping and receiving are all based in Roanoke.
Ever since Charles F. Orvis opened his first tackle shop on Main Street in Manchester, Vermont in 1861, exceptional customer service has been the hallmark of our brand. We have stores across the US, and continue to open more each year. From a career standpoint, Orvis is a great place to grow. Our retail sales associates are given extensive training and development. Associates that achieve outstanding performance may be chosen to participate in our Manager-in-Training program and may eventually be promoted to Fly Fishing Manager, Retail Store Manager, or even Area Manager.
Simply use our store locator to find an Orvis Retail Store, Outlet, or Authorized Fly-Fishing Dealer near you. Orvis offers quality fly-fishing and hunting apparel, pet, home, and gift products, and the world's finest fly-fishing rods and gear. Welcome to Orvis; we've been waiting for you!
In 1990, Orvis purchased the legendary Gokey Company, manufacturers of fine hand-sewn hunting boots, shoes, and luggage since 1850. The Orvis Gokey facility employs some 13 leatherworkers and is run by General Manager Jerry Doss, a bootmaker with more than 40 years of experience.
Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds
Located in rural Millbrook, New York, about 90 miles north of Manhattan, Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds is a place where the traditions of the field and the hunt are held in the highest regard. Sandanona is the oldest permitted shotgun shooting club in the country. The main lodge was built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and using its richly textured past as a foundation, Orvis Sandanona has built a thriving, modern sporting clays shooting ground that is consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. Orvis Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Schools, and a fully-catered lodge facility that includes ample meeting space, create a benchmark experience for both corporate recreation and individual sporting pursuits.
Visit www.orvis.com/sandanona to learn more.
Scientific Anglers, founded in 1945, is located in Midland, Michigan. Throughout our 60 year history, Scientific Anglers has consistently set the standard in premier fly-fishing. From inventing the contemporary floating fly line more than 50 years ago to our specialty core construction and patented AST and Sharkskin technologies, we continue to transform and modernize the sport. Our angling scientists and design team work in partnership with fly-fishing legends to develop cutting-edge technologies and ultimate fly line designs to boost your fly-fishing experience to the extreme. Whether you are just beginning or an experienced angler, our equipment is designed to give you optimum performance with every cast. http://www.scientificanglers.com/
Orvis United Kingdom
The Orvis UK corporate headquarters are located in rural Andover, Hampshire, near the renowned chalk streams of the River Test. Our flagship store is located in nearby Stockbridge, and the site of Orvis's very first UK retail store in 1981. We have 18 retail stores and two outlets located throughout England and Scotland. Orvis currently employs more than 250 associates in the UK. orvis.co.uk/careers
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Orvis Commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature.
“If we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must be willing to act to preserve them.”
– Perk Perkins, Chief Executive Officer, The Orvis Company