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Paddock Bleacher & Basketball Backstop Services, Products, Repair & Inspections

Service, repair and the manufacturing of custom bleachers and a variety of products for gymnasiums and outdoor grandstands since 1969.

About Paddock Bleacher Services

We inspect bleachers and submit to you a comprehensive and professional bleacher inspection report. We also service, repair, and modify bleachers to meet current national safety codes. We are located in Lockport, Illinois where we have our offices and fabricating shop.  In addition to the sale and service of bleachers we also sell and service any type of athletic equipment including basketball backstops, wall padding, batting cages, gym curtains of any kind and folding partitions.  Plus, we also engineer and design custom or standard football field press boxes; including the fabrication and installation of press boxes.

We manufacture and fabricate all athletic equipment including automatic power operation for bleachers, power operation for basketball backstops, safety straps for backstops, bleacher accessories including self-storing end rails, centerline hand rails, back rails, intermediate steps, handicap ramps and special seating for wheelchairs, replacement wood planks, replacement aluminum planks, replacement modular plastic seats. 

Bleacher Products

Custom gymnasium & grandstand bleachers. Aluminum, plastic & wood seat planking. Bleacher Buddy portable power assist. Retro-fit friction power operation for indoor telescoping bleachers. New athletic equipment. Gymnasium curtains & folding partitions. Custom/standard football field press boxes.
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Bleacher service, inspection & repair. Basketball backstop service, inspection & repair. Gymnasium curtain service, inspection & repair.
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Bleacher Parts

New and custom fabricated bleacher parts for hard to find replacement parts.
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Our History

E.T. Paddock Enterprises Inc. is a family owned business; founded by Eugene T. Paddock in March of 1969. Eugene is semi-retired and is still the company owner and President.

Our early years focused on the sales of Brunswick School of Equipment; including classroom furniture, case work, gym bleachers, basketball backstop equipment, and folding partitions; for schools, offices and churches.
Originally located in Downers Grove. Eugene built his first manufacturing facility in Lemont, Illinois in 1984. With his business expanding and needing more space he built a larger manufacturing facility in Lockport, Illinois in 1991 which we still call home today.

In the Winter of 1993 Gene’s son John Paddock came to work for the family business. John has been with the company for over 26 years and is currently Vice President and runs day to day operations.

For over 50 years in business, E.T. Paddock Enterprises Inc. have evolved from a product installation and sales company. To a company which manufactures, installs, repairs and inspects a wide variety of products and services for gymnasium bleachers, outdoor bleachers, basketball backstops, gymnasium curtains, gymnasium equipment and school press boxes. With our customers including public and private schools, park districts, arenas, stadiums, theaters and places of worship.

Years Established

105.2 Yearly inspection required. The owner shall cause all bleachers, folding and telescopic seating, and grandstands to be inspected at least once a year in order to verify that the structure is maintained in compliance with the provision of this standard. All folding and telescopic seating shall also be inspected to evaluate compliance with the manufacturer’s installation and operational instructions, including an inspection during the opening and closing of such seating.


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Contact us today for a complete bleacher, basketaball backstop and/or grandstand inspection today.

Paddock Bleacher Suppliers

E&D Specialty Stands is a forerunner in the development and advancement of outdoor seating systems. Since 1956, our solid team of engineers have been designing and manufacturing bleachers, grandstands, press boxes and stadium seating for high schools, universities, baseball parks, speedways and more. If you have a small local football field or a grand scale raceway that needs seating E&D will work hand-in-hand with your budget and needs.

Gared services the after-market, retail, and custom gymnasium structure markets, and have become the leader in innovative product design, precision engineering, and premium manufacturing of sports equipment. Our centrally located manufacturing and warehouse facilities, and new state-of-the-art powder coating operation in Noblesville, Indiana have enabled us to offer our customers shorter lead times and more economical shipping costs. We sell our products through a trusted network of dealers across the United States and around the world.

Sheridan manufactures the strongest, most durable retractable platform bleacher you will find. Our free-standing, four column understructure is the sturdiest on the market and our rugged engineering is an industry leader in the bleacher business. All bleacher components are fabricated in our plant where they are stringently tested and inspected to ensure a safe, top quality seating system.

We produce custom sized platforms, retractable stages, bleachers and telescopic seating solutions. For those whose needs are not standard, we can accommodate you. You will not be required to design your facility around our products. You can be assured that we will build our product around your design.

LynRus developed a new, automatically resetting basketball backstop safety strap, the Aut-O-Loc. The Aut-O-Loc soon became the industry standard for backstop safety. Along with the success of the Aut-O-Loc, came redesigns and increased sales of our electric and manual hoists for the backstops. The objective of all designs continued to be strength and durability and our products became the standard in the industry.

Today, LynRus Aluminum Products remains a leader in providing premier basketball backstop safety straps and hoists to the gymnasium industry. With unparalleled research, development and testing we are committed the same quality, durability and safety that began over 60 years ago. Our install-and-forget products will continue to stand the test of time for generations to come.