Our mission is to be the bowling web site that provides community, content and commerce. How we pursue our mission is influenced by a set of core values. Honesty, integrity, and customer service are the principles that direct how we service our customers, the ideals that drive what we do and how we do it. We strive to achieve these high standards daily. We strive daily to fulfill our commitment to make our website the place where bowlers go.
Keith Spear started in 1981 by opening his first pro shop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We then moved our main location in 1982 to Deltona, Florida. We opened our third store in Deland, Florida in 1984. From 1985-1991 we conducted services pertaining to the operations of professional tournaments for the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour. Our next pro shop was opened in 1992 in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 1996 we purchased our first domain name, bowlingball.com and began to envision the future of bowling utilizing the Internet. Our Deltona Pro Shop opened in 2001 and our Ormond Pro Shop opened in 2002. Since 2002 we have added an additional five pro shops within the state of Florida.
bowlingball.com in 2013
It has now been 16 years since we first started on the Internet and 32 years since we opened our first pro shop. We have grown from our humble beginnings to become the largest online retailer of bowling equipment in the world. At first, we simply worked out of our over crowded pro shops, and then when storage became a problem we rented a storage unit near our largest pro shop. We then rented another and then another storage unit until we had over 25 storage units. We consolidated our operations in August of 2002 moving to an 11,000 square foot warehouse housing over a million dollars worth of inventory. As of October 2013 we are now in a 35,000 square foot facility and carry over four million dollars in inventory. We are very thankful to say that we have serviced over 8,500,000 bowlers. We not only carry the complete bowling industry line but also currently have the largest private line of Brunswick Viz A Balls in the country. We currently make and distribute exclusive products such as: Disney's Tinkerbell, Spiderman, Support our Troops, Official Jonathan Earl Bowser Angel bowling balls, The Money Ball, The Barb Wire, Monster Jam's Grave Digger, and Mini Viz A Ball Awards, along with many others. In late 2011 we introduced Pyramid Bowling, our first brand offering high quality products from 18 different performance and entry level bowling balls to over 54 bowling bag types, from single totes to deluxe triple ball rollers, as well as, a complete line of 24 plus bowling shoes and all at affordable prices and new vibrant exciting colors. Our success is achieved by fulfilling our mission statement, along with the fact that we strive to have fun every day with what we do.
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Thank you for visiting. We do appreciate your business. Have an outstanding day and good bowling.
President and CEO of bowlingball.com, Inc.