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 2016
It has now been 19 years since we first started on the Internet and 35 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 June 2015 we are now in a 38,000 square foot facility and carry over three million dollars in inventory. We are very thankful to say that we have serviced over 8,000,000 bowlers. We not only carry the complete bowling industry line but hard to find overseas lines, such as PBS.
We also currently have the largest private line of Brunswick Viz A Balls and Ontheballbowling 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 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. 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.
We are not a dropshipper, 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.