17. Kentucky: Home
Any shop that carries 43 Magazine and has former Alien Workshop artist Don Pendleton do their shop boards is doing something right. Former pro Thom Hornung and business partner Derek Metten spent ten years advocating for the construction on Louisville’s gigantic skatepark and they continue to support skateboarding in Louisville with a team of local rippers, demos, and events.
Home is a direct descendent from Louisville’s first skate shop, started in 1988 by Hornung’s mom. To say Home has history is an understatement.