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Our History & Principles

Our roots are from bowling and operating pro shops.

Steve Cook's Bowling Supply

 

HISTORY

Steve Cook’s Bowling Supply is a family owned and operated company founded in 1989 by PBA Hall of Fame Bowler, Steve Cook and his lifelong friend and business partner Dave Heller. At the outset, this business began as a small start-up company servicing Northern California pro shops, out of a 1,400 square foot warehouse. In 2001, Dave was ready to retire, so Steve bought him out and become sole owner. Since that time, the business has grown exponentially in size and in reputation. In 2012, Steve Cook’s Bowling Supply expanded by acquiring a well known supplier in the industry, Davis Bowling Supply (originally Cal-Bowling), based out of Riverside, CA. As a now mutli-location operation, with warehouses in Sacramento and Riverside, CA, Steve Cook’s Bowling Supply services pro shops and bowling centers in the Western United States.

PRINCIPLES

Our business was built on two basic principles:

1) Outstanding service keeps customers coming back. We pride ourselves on having the best customer service in the business. When you call Steve Cook’s Bowling Supply, you don’t just speak to anyone, you speak to one of the men and women that represent our company, and most importantly they know YOU by name. 

2) Commitment to providing fair pricing and quality products, as well as a dedication to our customers and the great sport of bowling will bring us all success.

25 years later those principles still ring true. Our staff at Steve Cook’s Bowling Supply takes pride in being the #1 distributor on the West Coast. We believe our exceptional customer service, and the personal experience we provide have brought us the success we have today.

GRAN PRIX Bowling Supply

 

HISTORY

GRAN PRIX Bowling Supply began in 1979 as a scratch tournament club – the GRAN PRIX Tour, founded by David Caldwell and two partners. In 1981, the first GRAN PRIX Pro Shop opened at Strike n Spare Lanes. Several other pro shops were opened in the following years. In the mid 80’s, GRAN PRIX began to sell wholesale. The warehouse was in the back of the pro shop. In 1985, GRAN PRIX Bowling Supply moved to an old 3-story furniture store. In 1991, we reorganized and two partners took over the pro shops. David and Patricia Caldwell took over the wholesale operation. In 1991, Patricia came on board full time after a career in the accounting profession. David Caldwell came on full time in 1995 after a career in engineering and finance. In 2001, (just before 9/11) GRAN PRIX Bowling Supply moved to its current 61,000 square foot facility.

PRINCIPLES

(1) Do the right thing- we believe in doing what’s right for the customer. Our goal is to help our customers be successful. We could never be successful ourselves unless our customers are successful.

(2) Tell the truth.  We will not hype a product by stretching or ignoring the truth. Our pricing is open and truthful. We do not make excuses and/or blame manufacturers for problems.

(3) Be effective and efficient. Being effective means having products in stock. Being efficient means shipping products fast. It does no good to have one without the other.

(4) Be competitive. We watch our overhead closely.  Thanks to our customers, we have a volume which allows us to have a low basic cost. We work with our suppliers to save cost and then pass savings along to our customers. Our goal is to have competitive prices across the board, not just a few popular items.

Our Mission

We strive for quality and excellence by listening, respecting, and responding to the needs of our valued customers.  We pledge to find innovative ways to deliver exceptional value and quality service.

Our Team

Our experienced and helpful Customer Service,
Ordering and Processing Team.

NORTH – SACRAMENTO

Customer Service Team

  • Steve Cook
  • Aaron Rudnicki
  • Nick Szakacs
  • Dan Romero*
  • Ric Hamilin
  • Gabe Flores
  • Darnell Fagan

Shipping & Order Processing

  • Charles Hunt, Mgr.
  • Elo Wadley

*Lane Maintenance

SOUTH – RIVERSIDE

Customer Service

  • Mary Kay Yingst
  • Michelle Lopez
  • Kristin Luzanilla
  • John Davis

Shipping & Order Processing

  • Joe Jackson, Sr, Mgr
  • Joe Jackson, Jr
  • Jereme Jackson
  • Robert Tomko

ST LOUIS

Customer Service

  • David Caldwell
  • Patricia Caldwell
  • Collette Schuler
  • Mike Pearl
  • Craig Patterson*
  • Casey Atchisson*
  • Norm Beverstock*
  • Jayson Robarge

Shipping & Order Processing

  • Mark Koscher
  • Derrick Matson
  • Chris Snyder
  • Kris Aldrich

MEMORIAL

  • Mike Halwe
  • Dave Harmon
  • Tom Lapides
  • Danny Lintner
  • Harry Lintner
  • Clem Poelker

Our Products

Steve Cook’s Bowling Supply and GRAN PRIX Bowling Supply distribute a complete portfolio of products for pro shops and bowling centers^
“ONE-STOP SHOPPING.”

3G Shoes

900 Global

AMF Consumer Products

Bowlers Superior Inventory

Brunswick Aftermarket^

Brunswick Consumer

Columbia 300

Contour Grips

Dexter

DV8

Ebonite

Forrest Enterprises

Genesis

Hammer bowling

Innovative

Jayhawk

KR Strikeforce

Logo Infusion

Master Industries

Mongoose Products

Motiv Bowling

Neo Tac

OnTheBallBowling

Pinsetters Parts Plus^

Powerhouse

Pro Release

Qubica/AMF^

Radical

Real Bowlers Tape

Robby Products

Roto Grip

Stahl’s^

Storm

Strike Seeker

Tac Up

Taxi Bowling Products

Tenth Frame

Track

Turbo Grip

Ultimate Products

Vise Grips

Zot Pinsetter Parts^

And many more…