Meet Our Founder & CEO

Anthony Imperato

Anthony Imperato is a family man, businessman, and philanthropist. He leads the charge to make Henry Repeating Arms the best company in the firearms industry – and a company that would stand at the top in any industry.

Anthony Imperato

As the CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms, Anthony Imperato leads the company’s overall strategic vision with a proven track record backed by over 40 years of personal experience in the firearms industry. His introduction to the firearms industry started in 1978 when he began working in his family’s gun shop in downtown Manhattan. This face-to-face experience with customers in a retail setting would shape Imperato’s values for what Henry Repeating Arms would become.

Taking out a home equity loan in 1994, he launched the Colt Blackpowder Arms Company in Brooklyn, New York. In 1996 he founded Henry along with his father, Louis, and in March of 1997, the company shipped its first rifles. With Anthony at the helm, Henry Repeating Arms began to set itself apart with a leadership ethos of providing extraordinary customer service and manufacturing a high-quality American-made product. As other manufacturers moved their operations overseas, he doubled down on an obsessive focus on his company’s domestic production, authoring the company’s corporate motto “Made in America, or Not Made at All.”

Driven by a call to give back to his country, community, and those who serve them, Anthony formed the charitable branch of Henry Repeating Arms called Guns For Great Causes. Under its banner, the company has donated millions of dollars to the families of individual sick children, children’s hospitals, military veteran organizations, law enforcement and first responder organizations, wildlife and habitat conservation groups, 2nd Amendment advocacy groups, and organizations promoting America’s shooting sports traditions and responsible firearms ownership.

Scout LetterUnder his guidance, with the support of a dedicated management team and hard-working staff, Henry has grown from 17 employees in 1996 to close to 700 today. Manufacturing operations have blossomed to 3 facilities with over 125 machining centers in 350,000 square feet. Henry ranks in the Top 5 of all long gun manufacturers, in the Top 10 of all firearms manufacturers, and is the leading lever action manufacturer.

He is the recipient of the National Rifle Association’s Recognition Award for Distinguished Philanthropic Leadership, the Boy Scouts of America North Star Award, and Businessman of the Year by the National Columbia Association.

“The two pillars of our success are our customers and our employees. They are the heart and soul of what we do day in and day out, and I am forever grateful that anyone that chooses to make Henry a part of their life.”
– Anthony Imperato

Interviews & Appearances:

25th Anniversary Interview

The Daily Caller



Talking Lead Podcast

Guns Plus Podcast

Gun News & Reviews


Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2023) – Barron County Economic Development Corp.

President’s Special Recognition Award (2017) – NRA

North Star Award (2012) – Boy Scouts of America

Businessman of the Year Award (2012) – National Columbia Association

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The Henry Guarantee

The Henry Guarantee

From Founder & CEO, Anthony Imperato

“When you choose to spend your hard-earned money on a Henry, you have my personal satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime warranty for the life of the product. Your 100% satisfaction is of utmost importance, and our award-winning customer service team is empowered to do whatever it takes to make sure you are happy with your Henry.”