Estes Industries was founded in 1958 by Vern and Gleda Estes and found a home soon after in Penrose, Colorado (the model rocket capital of the world). Through more than six decades of hard work and innovation, Estes has grown to be the leading manufacturer of model rocket engines, kits and accessories. As of April 2018, Estes Industries is once again a family-run business, committed to enabling safe, successful flights for customers everywhere, from their backyards and school yards to worlds beyond. Our team is proud to be part of the Estes legacy, as rocketry has always been part of our history as engineers, rocketeers, and designers. Estes continues to ignite the imagination of each new generation.