Jon Putti, Top Shelf Pro Shops, June 2015
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This month’s featured Hot Spot is Top Shelf Pro Shops located in 4 centers across Metro Detroit including Imperial Lanes, Clinton Twp., Shores Lanes, St. Clair Shores, 5 Star Lanes, Sterling Heights and Plum Hollow Lanes, Southfield, MI.
Owned by Jon Putti, Top Shelf Pro Shops has built a diverse customer base over the past 26 years and takes great pride in working with high school bowling teams, offering group and individual instruction. Jon himself was an accomplished collegiate bowler earning a 4th place finish at Collegiate Nationals his sophomore year at Lawrence Tech University. Jon was influenced to get into the business by his friend and coach John Bennett who taught him how to drill bowling balls. Bennett owned his own shop and eventually sold to Jon and his partner, Randy.
He credits his success to his father who also owned a small business called Putti Cement when he was growing up. Jon watched him treat customers better than anyone he had ever seen and saw firsthand the dedication and hard work it takes to make a small business thrive. Says Jon, “In small business, there is no punching a clock. You are most often on the customer’s time if you want to succeed.”
Having trouble finding a Turbo Pro Shop in your area, call 800-530-9878 for assistance.
Jons favorite Turbo Accessory:
Switch Grip! Getting customers with problem thumbs into this (Switch Grip) product is a no brainer.
His favorite sport team is the Detroit Lions.
I bowled Cecil Ward as a young teenager and I always remember the Dads watching the game. Me and my friends running in and out of the bar to find out the score. I have been a fan ever since.
For superior service and a great selection of bowling products including Turbo Premium Brand Accessories, visit a Turbo Xtreme Dealer - Top Shelf Pro Shop at Shore Lanes, 5 Star Lanes or Plum Hollow Lanes. For directions and contact information, visit www.topshelfproshop.com