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 eleven pro shops within the states of Florida and Georgia.
bowlingball.com in 2024
It has now been 27 years since we first started on the Internet and 44 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.
In late 2011 we introduced Pyramid Bowling, our first brand which offers high quality products with everything from bowling balls, bowling shoes, bowling bags to a wide variety of affordable bowlingball.com accessories. Our Monster Tac ball cleaner continues to be the number one seller in the country. Since then we have added a complete line of bowling balls, from high performance to entry level, bowling bags and bowling shoes and a complete line of accessories. In late 2015 we introduced our first Pyramid high end bowling shoe with interchangeable slide soles and heels called the HPX. 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.
In March 2019, we opened new doors and endless possibilities as we expanded yet again, adding an additional warehouse bay - an extra 6,000 sq ft to our already 38,000 sq ft facility. Again, in March of 2020, we expanded yet again, even with COVID looming, with another 6.500 sq ft.
As of January 2024 we are now in a 50,500 square foot facility and carry over four million dollars in inventory. We are very thankful to say that we have serviced millions and millions of league and casual bowlers. We not only carry the complete bowling industry line but hard to find overseas lines, such as PBS. We currently manufacture and distribute hundreds of exclusive and unique bowling products.
We are not a drop-shipper, we personally handle and inspect each and every one of your product(s) before shipping for quality and accuracy. We are the largest online pro shop on the planet and have the largest warehouse with the most inventory of any other pro shop retailer. Here are a few pictures of our warehouse. Click Here.
Thank you for visiting. We do appreciate your business. Have an outstanding day and good bowling.
President and CEO of bowlingball.com, Inc.