Master Zís sold to Legends of the Field

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Sept. 30, 2015

Master Z's Dart & Pool Supply, 1005 Spring City Drive.  
Submitted photo

WAUKESHA - Twenty-four years ago when Ken and Tracy Zettelmeier opened Master Zís, all they had was $100 and a briefcase full of darts. Today, they will sell the respected billiard and recreation store to another local and growing company, Legends of the Field.

Master Zís Dart & Pool Supply, 1005 Spring City Drive, specializes in pool tables, pool cues, bars, barstools, dart boards, darts, other games, and patio furniture. Ken Zettelmeier has been its president and owner. With locations in Delafield and Greenfield, Legends of the Field specializes in athlete appearances, bobbleheads, charity auctions and fundraising, sports marketing and sports memorabilia.

According to the sales announcement, Master Zís is ranked in the top 10 in many categories of billiard/patio furniture sales in the U.S. and is the largest single-store Olhausen pool table company in North America.

With the sale of the 15,000-square-foot store off Sunset Drive, the Zettelmeiers plan to retire to their home in northern Wisconsin.

Legends of the Field President and Owner Jim Lindenberg is excited to acquire Masterís Zís ďand looks forward to combining the products and strengths of each company,Ē according to the announcement. He previously owned the Milwaukee Wave and other businesses in southeastern Wisconsin.

The Zettelmeiers also previously owned Master Zís Cue Club off  Grandview Boulevard, but sold the bar and pool hall in 2012.

In addition to the showroom on Spring City Drive, Master Zís had a 25,000-square-foot warehouse one block away on Sentry Drive.

Ken and Tracy Zettelmeier expressed appreciation to everyone who helped make Master Zís a success, ďincluding a very special thank you to their longtime employees, friends, vendors, and customers and all the support they have received from their two boys, Gage and Turner, and their parents Cecil and Bonnie Hipke and Ken Sr. and Pam Zettelmeier.Ē

After the sale is completed today, Ken and Tracy will be consultants for a while and then will retire to Merrill, where they own a small bar and restaurant, according to the announcement.

ďI could not have found a better candidate to sell my company to and I look forward to see how Jim takes these two companies to another level,Ē Ken Zettelmeier said in the statement.