About Universal Billiards
Universal Billiards was founded in 1995 by Daniel McIntire with two goals in mind: curate the best selection of unique game room products and elevate customer service to a level our competition can't compete with. Today, he and his daughter, Ciarra, work tirelessly to meet these goals. With the help of their dedicated team, the company has seen promising year over year growth and feedback from customers has remained overwhelmingly positive.
Founder / CEO
"Mac" got involved with billiards manufacturing as a young man. In 1995, he founded Universal Billiards and grew the company to be a true powerhouse in a few short years. His easy-going sense of humor, creativity and tireless spirit continue to inspire our team.
Ciarra McIntire Brother
Daniel McIntire founded Universal Billiards and now his daughter, Ciarra, carries the torch, growing and refining the business. Through her inherited work ethic and her unique attention to detail, stress is down, morale is high and customer service remains unrivaled in DFW!
Since the late 2000's, Mark has helped Universal Billiards execute many initiatives. From billboard ads and website overhauls, to store remodels and design shows, he has proven to be a great asset for the company and a true team player.
With over 30 years in the furniture industry, you can see why Preston is an integral member of our team. His knowledge and wisdom is unparalleled while his demeanor is relaxed and fun. When you work with Preston you are working with one of the best!
David started with us years ago as a billiards mechanic and now brings those skills and talents to our sales floor. He's become an all-time favorite with customers thanks to his intimate knowledge of the service side of the industry and his genuine friendliness!
Dillon comes to us from Bronxville, New York. He is hands down, one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. His passion for pool tables is rivaled only by his passion for music. His experience and knowledge help every order run smoothly. Pound for pound, he's the strongest member of our team.
Sales & Service
Joining us from Cincinatti, Ryan is a customer favorite. He's been with us for years and has the experience and attention to detail to make every project go smoothly. He loves to play bumper pool, has a costly Topo-Chico habit, father of 2, master of high fives... it's no wonder he has the best attitude in the shop!
Data + Web Specialist
“Deacon” has officially transplanted to Dallas from Tulsa, after helping us with projects remotely for some time. His specialties are digital media, data strategies , and online marketplaces but his talents go far beyond that. He is genuine, easy-going, and a great guy to work with! In his free time, he’s been organizing stand-up comedy events, honing his funnies behind the mic, and competing in comedy roast battles.
As a master craftsman with over 30 years in woodworking, Homer brings a level of quality to our products that far surpasses anyone else in the industry. His skills, unwavering work ethic and great sense of humor are a huge contribution to the company!
Patrik joins us from San Antonio and has established himself as a critical member of our service team. Could it be the skills he's learned from his favorite show, Cobra Kai? Maybe it's the critical forward thinking from 5 years of competitive chess play? In any case, he's got the brains and strength to make any project a success!
Will comes to us from Colorado City, TX and has proven to be one of our most vital team members. His upbeat attitude and strong work ethic makes every job he assists with run effectively and efficiently. He is an avid golfer so when he isn't working on pool tables and shuffle boards you can find him at the golf course.
Hailing from Waco, TX Cooper is an asset to our team and great with customers. He has a distinctive amazingly positive attitude and is extremely service oriented. He is also an accomplished ukulele player and a formally trained opera singer!
Jack moved to Dallas from Lampasas, TX and quickly became a favorite at Universal. His experience as a championship winning hunter has left him tough and agile. His hobby working on flatbed trailers has him very mechanically inclined. All that to say, if you need a hand delivering heavy, complicated game room furniture, Jack's your man!
Maicen comes to us from LaFayette and we're glad he's here on our Dallas team! He's a favorite with customers thanks to his southern charm and mechanical know-how. He's picked up a lot of skills while pursuing his electrical engineering degree and his attention to detail ensures every project goes smoothly! In his free time he likes to relax and play golf, but never at the same time.
Sean comes to us from Grapevine, TX and is a great addition to our team. He is always professional, courteous, and helpful - so much so that he's called out by name in many of our online reviews. After work, he remains undefeated in Mortal Kombat and is a competitive basketball player!
Braden is our youngest team member but don't take him for granted. His stamina and agility are boundless. He runs circles around us whether at work or on the field, be it soccer, volleyball, wake-boarding... you get the point! He also sports a year-round tan.
Since joining us from the beautiful state of Washington, Tyson has proved to be a vital member of the team combining strength, stamina, and an abundance of common sense. He's always cool under pressure, always on time and always in a good mood!
Andy joins us from Austin, TX and he brings his artistic roots with him. Formally educated in biochem, it’s no surprise he's sharp. With over 3 years in the billiards industry, his quick wit and sharp focus make working with Andy stress free!
Coming to us from Lubbock, it’s no surprise that Timmy has a background in machining parts for oil rigs. Not only is this guy mechanically inclined, but he's a great team player, always the first to volunteer his assistance and lend a hand.
Hailing from Huntington Beach, Prince is a man of many talents. With a background in construction, it comes as no surprise that he’s super strong and mechanically inclined. In his free time, Prince also dukes it out in underground rap battles in Deep Ellum, TX!
Ryan studies business management and plays baseball at Weatherford College. He’s played since age 5 and developed an outstanding work ethic and an eye for detail. Of his personal possessions, he is most proud of his tin foil ball that is now over 3 feet in diameter!