Behind the Scenes...How LEVO Came to Be

The story behind LevoStore.com and its inception is one that epitomizes the adage – “opposites attract.” This phrase couldn’t be truer when it comes to Dave and Nan Simon, who have been married for fifteen years and have two children together, Molly and Brock. Dave and Nan created LevoStore.com to bring uniquely patented, hands-free stands for tablets, books, and e-readers to the masses.

Dave is an entrepreneur and inventor who touts that he’s only ever had one job, and that was the four years in which he worked as a bartender while he attended Wayne State University in Detroit. Nan, on the other end of the spectrum, had always worked in the corporate world as an attorney. She grew up in Lakeland and attended Florida State University, before joining the FBI for a five-year stint of chasing bad guys in Chicago. Who would have thought those two backgrounds could ever mesh in a single business?

Their story goes like this:

Dave first harnessed and nurtured his entrepreneurial spirit at the young age of 14. His dream was to have a custom furniture shop, but that quickly evolved into plastics as he encountered a problem he needed to solve - he wanted to build furniture for his pet birds, but they kept chewing through them. His solution was to design a machine that could apply a wood grain texture on PVC pipe.

Initially, Dave created his own machinery and products in his basement before a friend with an injection molding machine shop allowed him to use $50,000 worth of equipment. This auspicious turn of events allowed him to streamline his process and within a year, he had both paid back the cost of the equipment he used and helped to create the Parrot Tower, which was the best-selling bird gym in the United States for many years!

In 1988, he founded the company that would eventually become PetStockRoom which was
A direct-to-consumer Internet and catalog retailer. After Nan left the FBI in 2003 and joined Dave in business full-time, the company quickly grew to fill an 80+ page catalog containing thousands of items. In just the first 40 pages alone, inventions that Dave and Nan had designed were featured. Dave and Nan sold PetStockRoom and its corresponding website in the mid-2000s. But a few years earlier, they had developed a separate invention that would eventually become their bread and butter.

In 1998, The Levo Bookholder Company was formed. Although Dave and Nan felt their book holder was a great invention, PetStockRoom consumed most of their time. When PetStockRoom was sold, they were able to shift their focus to the Levo Company, allowing room for new ideas and inventions to be born. With the introduction of tablets to the marketplace and the rise of tech savvy consumers, they decided to take the book holder and design it to accommodate tablets. Thus, the Levo Brand was born, becoming the first true, hands-free experience that didn't require a desktop to hold one’s tablet hands-free!

Since then, LevoStore.com has designed and developed many life enhancing inventions for individuals of all ages. Their products are used world-wide and have been praised by medical communities, schools, professionals and consumers throughout the world. With their “sky is the limit” attitude, new ideas and inventions are always on the drawing board and they are continually designing cutting-edge solutions to technological advances in our tech savvy world.
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This Product is Life changing!

I work remotely from home when I am not traveling for work and gave up my home office recently in lieu of a movie room for my family. I am used to working in multiple rooms in my home and found it challenging. I received the rolling laptop work station 6 weeks ago and have to say that it truly changed my remote work life. The flexibility being able to easily roll it between rooms is so nice. The base is very stable and supports my heavy duty laptop. I am able to conduct video conference calls, create presentations and respond to emails easily and efficiently no matter where in the house I choose to work that day. The base is also designed to fit closely against any piece of furniture and I found it very easy to adjust for height. It is also compact enough to tuck away on the weekends in a closet or pantry. I highly recommend this product for anyone who works from home. Your only challenge will be from your kids trying to borrow it from you for homework!

Wow. I'm so glad your LEVO is helping you work remotely. Our mission is to enhance your work at home lifestyle. It sounds like we did that for you. Contact us any time.
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We have an assistive technology project library in Nashville, and never know exactly what we will need for the next visitor until they arrive. I ordered the Levo electric version with tablet and book holders for maximum versatility. The product is great, but I'm awarding four stars instead of five because of the packaging. You may want to spread out a tarp before opening the carton. We were delighted to see the new 12.9" iPad fits in the tablet holder. Nice job.

Thanks for your review. Updated packaging will occur in a future iteration. Our current packaging gets our LEVO to its destination without damaging any parts. That is tricky considering the heavy base. Our next packaging iteration will improve the presentation as the box is opened, and it will also be more earth friendly. Aside from that, I'm glad you like your LEVO.

I was delighted to br able to get the replacement casters at a reasonable price. Thanks for your help.

GuyWithALS

I love your product, my daughters got it for me a couple years ago. I have ALS and I'm unable to hold a tablet or use it without having it freestanding in front of me and a stylus strapped to my wrist. I broke a caster a couple of months ago and and feared I'd never get a replacement. I tried every description of your product I could think of before I stumbled on a picture on eBay. Once I got to your webpage I was in heaven until I realized you don't list casters as a purchasable item. On a whim I tried requesting "casters" and hooray I'm back in business.

My only complaint is that you're too hard to find. Do you sell the bungee cords?

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