“You know what somebody should invent?”
This was a common phrase uttered around our household for many years. We’d see problems in our everyday lives that we thought needed a solution, but rather than sit around and do nothing, we set out to fix the problem. (As they say, “necessity is the mother of invention.”)
We’ve created two products out of personal need, and it is our pleasure to share them with the rest of the world. We hope you find them useful in your everyday lives just like we do.
We’re Regina Stredwick and Roy Ammann, and we are inventors who moonlight as regular people with regular lives.
We live in the farmlands of southeastern Washington State, enjoying the beautiful weather and the joys of cultivating the land on our little farm. Our creations all started right here on this farm, often being developed, iterated, and refined many times over right in Roy’s shop here on our property.
We choose to support other local businesses, as well, so all of our products are not only “Made in the USA,” but even here right in our own hometown! All of our packaging and labeling — even the very website you’re reading — was also done by another local company.
As Roy tells the story: “My great-granddaughter JoLee was born on April 18th, 2014. Soon after she was born, her Grandmother was calling her ‘Boo Boo’ and I liked the name so I started call her ‘Boo Boo,’ but soon after that I shortened it to ‘Boo’ and I have been calling her that ever since.
“About 5 years ago, I bought a John Deere Gator for farm work. Even as an infant, we gave Boo rides on the Gator. She always loved it and has enjoyed many rides through the pastures. We go over hills and bumps and Papa acts silly and Boo still loves it. A few years ago, I had a big load of dirt delivered into the pasture and I made a small 8-foot-tall mountain so I could take Boo over it in the Gator; that is how Boo Mountain came to be.
“When we wanted to name our company, our first choice was JoLee LLC – however, the name was already taken. Regina suggested “Boo Mountain LLC,” and it was available, so that is how Boo Mountain LLC came to be: I proudly named our company after our Great Granddaughter, ‘Boo,’ and her Mountain. Now, Boo Mountain is also our registered trademark.”