History of GARED International

When founding Nonpareil Manufacturing Company in 1922, Alvie Sandeberg could never have envisioned his boxing equipment company would blossom into a world leader in the sporting goods market, offering products for all major sporting activities across the globe. The brand GARED was established in 1958 in honor of the company chairman Edgar Littmann, who launched GARED into the forefront of basketball and volleyball product innovation. Under his direction and leadership vision, GARED developed many of the patents and industry standards that are universally used today. At the turn of the 21st century, GARED reinvented itself to serve expanding markets including soccer, lacrosse, park site amenities, football and gymnasium structures under the leadership of Dimitrios Koukoulomatis and John Duggins. Today, the GARED International vision is limitless as we look to the future to continue to build onto our 90 year legacy in the sports market.
GARED's Tradition of Innovation
  • No Tie Net Hooks
    • Invented by Company Founder Alvie Sandeberg
  • Outer Limit Pro Backboard
    • First 42" Backboard in the Marketplace
    • First 42" Backboard Used in the NCAA Final Four
    • First 42" Backboard Used in the NBA
    • Used exclusively in NBA Arenas for over 20 Years
    • Used exclusively in NBA Arenas for over 20 Years
  • Outer Limit Pro Backboard and Snap Back Goal
    • Used by Olympians to Go for the Gold
    • First Professional Floor Unit with Completely Unobstructed Backstop
    • First Easy Change Glass Backboard System in the Market
    • First Small Roll Around Portable
    • First Rear Mount Breakaway Goal
    • First Double Ring Breakaway Goal
  • Toss Back Skill Development Equipment
    • Exclusive Manufacturer