Birdhouse skateboards is the manufacturer of complete skateboards, decks, wheels and apparel. Birdhouse was founded by Per Welinder and Tony Hawk in 1992.
In the beginning of the 1990s, the skateboarding industry experienced a decline of popularity, but Per Welinder and Tony Hawk wanted to stay involved in the industry. They managed to do so by creating a successful skateboard brand. The Company was originally called Birdhouse projects, but later is was changed to Birdhouse skateboards. The name of the brand is a reference to Tony Hawk’s last name.