As its name implies, Bowling's Last Stand may indeed be the last Christmas Tree Stand you'll ever
need to purchase.
Created and manufactured by Floyd Bowling Jr and Sr, both of Bear Lake, Michigan, the stand is
constructed of steel and unlike any stand on the market today
Bowling's started manufacturing Bowling's Last Stand in December 1989.  They came up with the
idea when trying to think of new ways to supplement their farm income.  Using materials they had
handy, the Bowling's created a prototype design in a matter of hours.  They patented the design
soon after, and then took to the streets to market their product.  The stand is relatively
unchanged today, except for a few minor improvements, and remains a simple, quality piece,
which literally sells itself.
Bowling's Last Stand has received wide-spread acclaim, and was mentioned in the December 1992
Wall Street Journal Article. A Louisville, Kentucky publication (The Courier Journal), rated the
stand #1 in a comparison of eight stands based on factors including functionality, ease factor, and
aesthetic value.  The stands unique T-bolt design, noted as being easier to turn than traditional
stand screws, and a self-containing water reservoir are listed as some of its pluses
Here are just a few things
our satisfied customers had
to say.....
"After spending 2 hours last year putting
up our tree, we had the tree up in 20
minutes and looked at each other like is
that it?! I'll recommend it to everyone that
gets a big tree.  It's a great product.  It
was worth every penny I paid for it!"
-Michelle, Linden, MI
"After years of searching I found the
ultimate Christmas Tree Stand... The one
you make."
- Kenneth W. Cableskill, NY
"Second year we've had your tree
stand... We love it. No leans, leaks or
-Jim N. Ridgefield, CT
"Finally we got our tree to stand without
spending an entire day on the process."
-Wendy K.
"We appreciate doing business with you
and your timely deliveries.  We look
forward to receiving your Christmas Tree
Stand for years to come!"
-Altum's Garden Center, Zionsville, IN
"My opinion is that it belongs in the
Permanent Design Collection of The
Museum of Modern Art (NY)."
-Jane F. Greendale, WI
"The Stands sold GREAT! We definitely
want more next year."
-Euston Hardware, Inc., Prairie
Village, KS
"I'd like to thank you for introducing us to
your terrific tree stand.  We had a
tremendous response to them from
customers, and sales were as good as
you predicted."
-Hyannis Country Garden, Inc.
Hyannis, MA
"I bought one of your stands this year
(the largest) from Sexton's Christmas
Trees.  I love it.  Clearly it is a welder's
delight and probably developed by a
boiler maker with some time on his
hands!...Thanks for a delightful, useful,
and safe product!"
-Stan D.
"This is the first year we haven't had some
kind of trouble with the tree falling over."
-James S. Williamsburg, MI
"We ended up at Bordline's in Brighton
and bought your 10'' stand.  We are so
happy we're going to tell (and show) the
rest of our friends that cut larger trees
about your site and quality of your
-Will,  EDI Product Manager
I purchased the 6XTS model late last year
for the Christmas season and was
amazed on how easy it was to set the tree
up. Thanks again for making a quality
American made product.
"Thanks for the great stands your stands
make it a lot easier to prepare a tree for
-Larry R.
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Bowling Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 457
Bear Lake,  MI  49614
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trees - before and after!
Bowling Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 457, Bear Lake, MI 49614
Toll Free: 888/556-4673        Fax: 231/864-2675