Always being one who thinks outside the box Mark became self employed at 19 as a paint and stain contractor; that progressed into wood restoration. While staining a deck in 2007 he found himself almost unable to stand up from the soreness of the traditional method of staining (always bending over!). He then realized there had to be a better way! That evening the Ultimate Spray Applicator was born. Not flashy but certainly functional Mark put it on the back shelf until his wife Christine who has worked beside him since their marriage in 2010 asked about this “deck thing” he had mentioned. Faced with a large deck, hot sun, rattlesnakes and limited time Mark put the pieces together, told her to hold the sprayer hose and stand back. Amazed at all the great benefits of the USA she promptly encouraged him to pursue the patenting process. Slowly but surely the USA has morphed into the functional (and now flashy) tool you can purchase today for your own projects. Mark has always had a knack for solving problems which makes our goal of helping others work smarter--not harder such a blessing. With your support we have sold the USA Pole around the world!