Project Summary

This garage / recreation building sits near the main residence and provides a place to get away and relax. Hang out with friends, grab a snack from the kitchen, all while enjoying some bowling. The 1960s Gold Crown ball return with in-line rack was completely restored (repainted at a classic car restoration shop, re-chromed, powder coated, re-wired, and outfitted with LEDs. Same goes for the single-lane Gold Crown masking unit and the vintage metal foul detector covers. The dark woodgrain lane color complements the rustic wood beam and brick interior finishes perfectly.

General Contractor

Thompson Custom Building Group

Mooresville, North Carolina


Recreation Building
1 Lane
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What's the process? What are the steps involved in buying a bowling alley?

The answer to this question gets its own cute little flow chart on its own web page. See our Process page.

What's the lead time?

It can take 4 months or more to get the equipment ordered, prepped, and ready to ship.

How long does it take to install a bowling alley?

A pair of lanes take about one week to install. Single lanes take about six days, and 4-lane projects take about  11 days.

When do you install the equipment?

The window of opportunity is after HVAC is up and running but before flooring is installed.

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