SavOn specializes in providing sporting apparel, equipment and foot wear for team and individual sports. We also offer custom fittings and special recommendations for individual athletes based on position played and athletic build, in nearly all team sports. For SavOn, sporting goods is more than just finding the right shoe for a soccer player, or fitting pads for a new football team. Sports is a way of life; team collaboration, giving your personal best and stretching yourself further than you thought possible.
The desire to help athletes of all ages perform at their optimal level affects every part of our business; the staff, the products we carry and the services we offer.
“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” – Vince Lombardi
Mr. Marc Rubin originally opened SavOn in 1978. After selling the company a few years later, Mr. Rubin’s son, Marc wanted to reopen the sporting goods store. In 1982 he opened up shop out of his garage, before moving to his first store front. “From the beginning we’ve always had a great following and thrived on word of mouth advertising and repeat customers,” says current owner Justin Nakaishi.
Marc encountered some health issues and passed on in 2003. His brother Mike took over the family business until 2009 when Justin purchased SavOn.
Justin Nakaishi, owner, began using equipment from SavOn when he was a boy in school sports. Hired on as an employee in 2001, after playing baseball at the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls and at Washington State University, Justin’s passion for the sporting world has propelled SavOn into Northern Utah’s foremost experienced equipment retail outlet.
Justin’s vast baseball experience has molded his ability to connect individual players with the perfect equipment. Baseball is in his blood. This passion extends the service he offers to helping people find the right bat for their build and swing style. He is in the community, serving as mentor and coach, friend and equipment broker, Justin offers great service and passion for the world of sports.
Experience Makes The Difference
What sets SavOn apart from the competition is the staff. Not only do they understand the trends in the retail sporting goods industry, but all of them have played sports, some at a collegiate level, and many continue to coach in the community. Here is the experience of SavOn’s team!
- Collegiate Baseball Player, Private Baseball Academy Coach, High School Baseball Coach
- Collegiate Volleyball Player, College Volleyball Coach
- Minor League Umpire, Trainer in community
- All time assist leader in Weber State Basketball