Gary started his first brick and mortar store in 1981, His first e-commerce site in 1996, and his first podcast in 2004. Time Magazine included his podcasting website in their 50 coolest websites of 2006. In 2016 Gary was inducted into the Academy Of Podcasters Hall Of Fame, and in 2017 The Mayor of Arlington, Texas proclaimed March 1st Gary Leland Day. He owns, and operates two brick and mortar stores. One of them is ‘Lelands Wallpaper, which is the largest wallpaper store in Texas. His other store is a Softball Junk which is a sporting goods store dedicated to softball equipment. Both of his stores are located in Arlington, Texas.