Luke Schueler is the Co-Founder, Owner and COO of Flying Squirrel Sports and Co-Founder, Owner and CEO of Shock Trampoline Park Systems.He was just recently selected as Business Innovator of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the sports recreation industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a 10 business leaders are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities in business, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala.
Luke is being recognized for this distinction for dedicating over a decade of his life, as a successful entrepreneur who has ran multiple multi-million dollar businesses and for someone who has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the business world.Luke has demonstrated success not only in the sports recreation industry but his Shock Trampoline Park company also has several patents.His impressive repertoire of skills and experience include handling all aspects of business management, marketing, advertising, operations management, strategic planning, business consulting and startups.Luke received his Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University and worked on his MBA at the University of Montana. Luke also holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Being connoisseurs in the trampoline park industry for almost a decade, Luke Schueler and his twin brother Cody founded Shock Trampoline Parks in order to identify potential problems the industry faces. Shock Trampoline Park Systems was established to fulfill the need in the industry to create a safer trampoline park. The industry has grown rapidly in North America and has recently expanded into international markets. This rapid expansion has brought to light one of the main issues a park owner can face- injuries sustained by patrons when they lose control and land on trampoline pads that overlay the steel frames. As a solution to this problem, the two entrepreneurs developed and patented the world’s only shock attenuating trampoline park structure. The design includes trampoline shock absorbing suspension mounts, a connection system with a pivoting horizontal bed rail and a German gas shock system incorporated directly into the trampoline framework. These unique entrepreneurs own and operate the world’s largest trampoline parks and manufacture and build trampoline parks for other current park owners and future clients who want to get into the trampoline park industry. Luke and his brother Cody are constantly wowing the public and others in the industry with their innovative, creative ideas and designs in order to create a fun and safe experience for guests and park owners.
The other business Luke and his brother Cody founded is Flying Squirrel Sports, which is the world’s largest indoor trampoline park which is currently in fifteen locations,Calgary, AB(2) – Hamilton, ON – Ottawa, ON – Victoria, BC – Missoula, MT — Spokane, WA – Tampa, FL – Orlando, FL – Miami, FL – Guatemala City, Guatemala – Medellin, Colombia -- and 5 additional locations currently pending construction and multiple locations scheduled to open 2019. The parks offer a number of unique attractions designed to take advantage of the fast-paced fun that only a trampoline can provide. Among these activities are Dunk Hoops, where any player can dunk like a pro, Ninja Courses, Climbing walls, Battle Beams, Slack Lines, Parkour Parks, Rope Swings, Foam Pits, Simulotors, Aerial Silks, Zip Lines, Stunt Jump Air Bags and other adrenaline attractions, which takes the traditional fun and elevates it to a sport unlike any other.Flying Squirrel Sports also transforms at night into the most unique dance club on trampolines.
Luke Schueler is an innovator, entrepreneur, inventor, founder, business owner, life-long startup junkie, and on occasion – a teacher of these subjects. He is dedicated in achieving business growth through new initiatives and design and execution of innovative business development strategies. His passion as a leader is to develop teams and create systems that empower businesses to the highest level of performance. The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Luke for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.He is brilliant, his list of accomplishments and accolades at such a young age are beyond impressive and he was exactly what we were looking for.We know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man and hope to spend time with him at the gala.”
Throughout his illustrious career, Luke has been active in his community and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry. He has received awards, accolades’ and has been featured in news publications and a magazine such as Who’s Who, Fox and ABC news, Young Entrepreneur Council, The Journal of Business and for 2019 selected for Business Innovator of the Year.For 2017 selected as Top CEO of the Year and 40 Under 40 with the International Association of Top Professionals.
Looking back, Luke attributes his success to the support he has received from his family, his countless hours dedicated to his businesses and employees, and staying passionate in all his endeavors. Most importantly, Luke and his twin brother Cody are partners and a team with everything they accomplish in business. Luke says he has been blessed and he loves doing what he is doing.When he is not working Luke enjoys traveling, giving back to the community and spending time with his family.
For the future, Luke will continue to expand his unique empire around the world and hopes to continue making a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.
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