Monday - Saturday
10am - 6pm
Roger & Darlene Schneider
info (at) rogershobbycenter (dot) com
5618 State Street • Saginaw, MI 48603 • (989) 790-0080
Roger started working in the hobby industry at the age of 15, starting at Tait's Hobby Shop in 1969. He eventually became a manager there (at the Saginaw mall location), and even worked at the branch that was open in Midland for a few short months. After working for Don Tait for 15 years, Roger and his wife Darlene decided it was time to open their own hobby shop.
It was December in 1983 when Roger's Hobby Center first opened its doors. There were six people on staff then, one of whom is still with us today. Business was good, and in 1992, Roger moved the store to a new location, not far away from the old one. This new store was larger than the previous location, and offered the ability to increase our product depth and expand into new categories. We stayed at this location for nearly twenty years.
In the fall of 2011, times had gotten tougher in the rough economy, and, with the rise of large chain craft stores, our craft section was just a shadow of its former self. This made it necessary to move the store once again, to a slightly smaller location right next door to the current store. This forced us to consolidate our products and focus on the things we do best.
We've always specialized in the radio control aspect of the business (cars, airplanes, helicopters, and boats), but we also supply local hobbyists with plastic models, trains, gaming supplies, dollhouse supplies, coin and stamp materials, hobby tools, slot cars, and art supplies. We have one of the area's best selection of puzzles, combining national brands with local manufacturers. We offer repair services for radio control vehicles as well.
We've now been in business for over 30 years, and we continue to serve the Mid-Michigan area for all their hobby needs. We are also branching out, with accounts on social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In late 2016, we added a rewards program to further thank all of our customers for helping us serve our community.
We're looking forward to continuing the tradition we've followed for more than thirty years - providing best-in-class service and support to our customers and promoting the hobbies we hold dear - for years to come!