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"Tell me about the process."

We are often asked to explain the process of buying and installing a bowling alley. Below, we've laid out the basic steps and milestones involved in a typical private bowling alley project. Of course, every customer's situation is different, and some steps may vary. But, this page should at least give you a good introduction. If you have questions regarding your specific project, give us a call at 904.701.2695 or email us at hello@fusionbowling.com, and we’ll be happy to help you get on the right track.

Design Phase

Plan Review

The sooner, the better! (Hopefully your architect read our bowling alley pre-construction guide beforehand.)

Send us your floor plans. We'll look them over and give you suggestions for interior design, lighting, storage, equipment access, electrical, etc. This is a complimentary service, even if you don't hire us. Here's a link to our bowling alley design tips.

Proposal

After customer selects an equipment package (see Price page for choices).

Fusion emails to the customer a web-based proposal, which can be signed by finger on a smart phone or tablet.

2% Payment

After proposal is signed, and before first site visit.

Select Colors

After customer selects an equipment package (see Price page for choices).

Fusion emails to the customer a web-based proposal, which can be signed by finger on a smart phone or tablet.

Construction Phase

Site Visits

After rough framing, after electrical rough in, and possibly a third time if necessary.

Fusion Bowling visits the construction site to meet with the builder and electrician, verify dimensions, confirm location of conduits and electrical infrastructure, and establish plan for equipment access.

58% Payment

Four months before bowling alley installation.

Order Equipment

After 58% payment is made, and four months before bowling alley installation.

Fusion begins ordering and preparing the bowling alley equipment. (We try to handpick the best bowling alley equipment we can find.)

Ship Equipment

After HVAC and permanent electrical power meter are functioning, but before finished flooring is installed in the bowling room.

The bowling equipment arrives on site in an 18-wheeler. Fusion's crew will unload the truck, and transfer the equipment to a temporary staging area near the bowling room.

30% Payment

After equipment ships to the construction site.

Equipment Installation

Installation begins the day the equipment arrives on site.

Fusion's crew lives in a hotel near the construction site, and will install a 2-lane bowling alley in about a week. (Single-lane projects take about six days, and 4-lane projects take about 12 days.)

Completion Phase

On-Site Training

At completion.

Fusion Bowling will show the homeowner and/or builder the basics of operating and maintaining the bowling equipment.

Bowling Party!

Right after on-site training.

Property owner rolls the first official ball, and must provide the party with guacamole.

10% Payment

After the bowling party.

Maintenance Class

At your convenience.

Included with the purchase of your bowling alley is tuition to a 5-day pinsetter maintenance course at Brunswick headquarters in Muskegon, MI for you or your staff.

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As a General Contractor and business owner, my reputation is at stake when it comes to the Sub Contractors that I choose & entrust to provide quality craftsmanship, products, & services for my clients. I contracted with Matt & his firm to install residential bowling lanes in a high-end home that I was building for a PGA Tour Golfer and personal friend. Not only were the lanes required to perform perfectly for the client & his family, but they had to exceed all expectations for specific design & function as this home was prominently featured in the "Street Of Dreams" Showcase of Homes. I can say that Matt definitely surpassed the highest of standards established for our project in terms of his level of professionalism, personal integrity, and the value of services that we received... and all while meeting the most time-restrictive deadline. I highly recommend Matt of Fusion Bowling as you'll find that he delivers an amazing quality-end product and possesses an incomparable knowledge of equipment technology, as well as the latest sought after design trends in residential bowling. Additionally, Matt has proven to be both reliable and (atypically) "available" to our clients in providing post-installation services & valuable resources.
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Victoria Martoccia
President
Victoria Martoccia Custom Construction, Inc.
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Fusion Bowling’s installation team made themselves available for any trouble shooting problems we had with the newly installed machine. At one point we had a guest with children to play on the new machine. Fusion Bowling came to the facility to do a follow up on the bowling alley to make sure everything was operating properly after installation. This exemplified excellent customer service.
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Jerome Forrest
Sr. Project Manager
Bryant Management Company