Strike F/X Proshops was founded on the idea that customer service is what sets us apart. We treat your equipment as if it were our equipment and apply all of our knowledge to help all of our customers perform their best on the lanes.
Kelly Van Hees
Strike F/X Pro Shops Inc was officially formed in 2006 by Ed Gagnon, Kelly Van Hees, and Jon Van Hees consisting of 3 shops located in Cranston, RI (AMF Cranston Lanes), Westport, MA (Holiday Lanes), and Somerset, MA (AMF Holiday Lanes). Over the next few years, the company grew into 5 locations with the additions of North Attleboro, MA (North Bowl) and Taunton, MA (AMF Taunton Lanes).
Jonathan Van Hees
In 2011, Jon Van Hees became the sole owner of the Strike F/X Pro Shops, Inc brand and over the next two years consolidated the shops down to 2 locations consisting of the Cranston, RI and Somerset, MA stores. While Ed retired from the pro shop industry and moved on to a government position working for the City of Fall River, Kelly Van Hees stayed on board as the day to day operations manager of the Somerset location.
Alex Aguiar & Jonathan Van Hees
In 2013, after the opening of our 3rd location in East Providence, RI (East Providence Lanes) Alex Aguiar joined the Strike F/X team as the day to day operations manager of that location. It was the first step into the pre-determined partnership between Aguiar and Van Hees, as this now included RI’s two largest bowling centers and league bases, among the 3 shop locations.
Beginning January 1st, 2015, the pro shops in their current form, Strike F/X Pro Shops, LLC was established between Alex Aguiar and Jon Van Hees. Over the course of the next almost two years, the pro shop chain opened a 4th and 5th location once again, in North Attleboro, MA (North Bowl Lanes) and what has become the Pro Shops flagship store, in New Bedford, MA (Wonder Bowl). Shortly after the league season ended in 2015 Strike F/X once again closed its North Attleboro location and remained focused on the core of the company surrounding the City of Providence, RI and Southeastern Massachusetts coast.
Late in 2016, the shops re-added the 5th location late in 2016 in Wakefield, RI (Old Mountain Lanes). Currently overseeing each shops day to day business heading into 2017, includes Alex Aguiar in New Bedford, Kelly Van Hees in Somerset, Randy Hagemoser in Cranston, Alex Aguiar and Jon Van Hees in East Providence and Jon Van Hees in Wakefield.