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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Best diverse stand available!

My husband and I have adapted to the staying at home life during this past year. I searched for a portable computer stand and the LEVO Rolling Laptop Workstation Stand met all of our criteria. I ordered one for both of us, plus the Dual Clamp Tablet Cradle and Book Kit. I was very pleased that my purchase qualified for free shipping from the LEVOstore. I was surprised by the weight of each box, but that is because the bottom of the stand is very heavy, which assures that it won't topple over. Putting the stands together had a few challenges. I did call and email Erica in customer service, who was very nice and answered all of my questions in order to get the stands assembled properly. It is now lovely to be able to sit together in our recliners, often with a dog on our laps, and be able to each have a stand to place a computer, iPad, or book to read. Whether sitting in a recliner, sofa, or a bed, The LEVO Rolling Laptop Workstation Stand definitely provides many location options for using technology devices, or reading a book, when spending time at home.

Levo Bungee cord4 Pack

Exactrly what I needed and ordered./ Shiped promptly..Thanks

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I love these tablet stands. I have one, and bought one for my mother. We have has the stands themselves for 6 Years. We started with the old style tablet holder that uses bungies and moved to the newer clamp style. The stands are just now showing signs of age, but to be fair they are heavily used daily. I will likely buy two new replacement stands in the next year, but they have stood up exceedingly well. Honestly I don't think you can go wrong with them.

LEVO G2 Book Holder Floor Stand

Very good product

I have 3 of these and have sent one to a friend. They are sturdy and practical and I have used it more than I thought I would at various height levels. My son tells me we look better than everyone else because we can have the camera above us and be looking up slightly. A good problem solver v