In 1988 Audrey Townsend and Scott Bertram opened Townsend Bertram & Company in Carrboro, an adventure outfitter dedicated to building community, inspiring adventure, and keeping the wild places wild. 30 years later TB&C is still family owned and operated. TB&C is dedicated to serving the Carrboro community with premium outdoor gear and the gold standard of customer service. We are ever grateful to be our community's fun, friendly, and trusted outdoor store for all ages and walks of life.
Through community outreach, TB&C gives thousands of dollars to local, environmental organizations, and community minded nonprofits every year. In addition to these community partnerships, in 2017 following the death of co-founder Scott Bertram, the TB&C family established a Scott B Scholarship with local nonprofit, Learning Outside to honor his adventurous life. Learning Outside offers hands-on outdoor learning programs that provide children with time spent outdoors learning, exploring and discovering in the natural world. As of November 2017, $7,000 has already been raised for the Scott B Scholarship fund. TB&C continues to support the Haw River Assembly and Friends of Bolin Creek as well among many more organizations dedicated to environmental protection and education.
We're proud to be located in the building where we first took residence 30 years ago. You can find us in the heart of Downtown Carrboro, in Historic Carr Mill, a reclaimed textile mill turned into a beautiful mall. When you step through our doors you become a part of the TB&C family.