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Our Diversified Management Team



Few bowling centers go to the lengths we do to insure superior management. We think of ourselves less in terms as a bowling center and more in terms of an organization offering a service in the sport and recreational field.

Our founder, William H. Hadler (1927-2005) was a savvy business man. Beginning in 1947, he built a business through real estate brokerage, development, construction, and retail operations. Hadler wanted a bowling center within his Columbus Square Shopping Center, and decided the family should own and operate it. In committing to build The Palace, Hadler insisted it be first class all the way.

George Hadler took on his father's project with boundless enthusiasm. From selecting the equipment, coordinating the design, and establishing a business plan, George participated in virtually every decision that made The Palace what it is today. In addition to his duties as President of Columbus Square Bowling Palace, he is also President of The Hadler Companies and Principal Broker of Hadler Realty Company.



Management Team


John Carlson
Julie Wells
Kelly Clark

John Carlson
General Manager

Julie Wells
Assistant Manager

Kelly Clark
Computer Operator
Jamie West
Chris Wojcik
Jamie West
League Coordinator
Chris Wojcik
League Coordinator
Rob Michel
Front Desk Manager
Ron Epley
Tom Krause
Ron Epley
Head Mechanic
Tom Krause
Restaurant & Bar Manager

 




John Carlson serves as General Manager. John started at the Palace in 1985 as a control desk person on third shift. John has worked his way up the ladder to become one of the real success stories at the Palace.

Julie Wells serves as the Assistant Manager. Julie's background includes Center Management, Collegiate Tournament Director, Sales and Marketing, as well as being a former LBPT Professional.

Kelly Clark is the Computer Services manager. Kelly is our resident computer expert and is responsible for providing league and tournament scores, averages, and standings, in addition to the many additional reports which help us to stay on top of our business.

John Carlson, Julie Wells, and Kelly Clark have over 60 years in the business of bowling.

All of our upper management is cross trained and kept informed of all upper management issues, especially when it comes to tournaments. Unlike many bowling centers, our success and ability to maintain our standards does not hinge on the General Manager alone. If someone gets sick or is on vacation, we make certain there is someone available to fill the void. When necessary, we use multiple managers with assigned shifts. At the Palace, we go to any length to ensure that our tournaments and special events run smoothly and to the satisfaction of our patrons.

We have individual department managers for lane and pinsetter maintenance, the snack bar, the cocktail lounge, the janitorial staff, the nursery, and the league office. Each are accountable for the efficient operation of their respective areas.

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