H-Street was started by Tony Magnusson and Mike Ternasky after leaving Magnusson Designs in 1988. H-Street quickly became one of skateboarding's largest and most popular brands through it's groundbreaking videos and riders. H-Street also created a sister brand in Life Skateboards around 1990 once the H-Street team began to grow out of control. In 1991 however, Mike Ternasky left H-Street to start Plan B through World Industries and took several riders with him. Then in 1993, Tony Magnusson also left H-Street behind after it's financial backer demanded an unreasonable sum, at which point Tony re-branded and re-launched the company as Evol Skateboards.