Mike "Pev" Peverill founded Pev's Paintball in 1993. Pev's Paintball has become the leader in paintball pro shops nationwide and is currently the largest paintball-only retail chain in the United States. Pev has been playing paintball since 1985 and has been working in the paintball industry since 1991. He retired from playing professional paintball in 1999 after an eventful career with Bad Company. During his time as a professional player, Pev won the NPPL Pittsburgh Open 1995, took second at the NPPL World Cup 1996 and came in third in the Australian National Championship. Pev was the first pro paintball player to be interviewed by ESPN.