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About Us

As founders of Wheelhouse Batting Cages, we started in 1998 with some simple ideas. Build an affordable batting cage that is not only durable and safe, but portable. We also wanted to provide quality customer service. When we started there were neither portable nor affordable batting cages available. We designed the first "netting over the frame" portable batting cage on the market. Since then we have sold our batting cages in all 50 states and Washington, DC. We have sold internationally as well, with cages in Australia, Canada, Curacao, France, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, and the Virgin Islands.

A main objective for us is to maintain high standards for our products. But we also try to provide the best possible service. We answer the phone and respond to emails, Facebook, Twitter, and texts. As a small company we cannot afford unhappy clients. We normally ship a cage the same day it is ordered.

Who We Are

Robert R DeCloss
Owner & CEO

Robert, or Bob, is a Mathematician by trade and was a professor of mathematics for 27 years, who retired from teaching at the end of 2012. He earned his PHD from Oklahoma State University. He became passionate about baseball along with his son and when they both were tired of chasing down balls during batting practice, they decided to look into acquiring a batting cage. The prices on the market were out of our price range and thus began R&D for what is now known as the WheelHouse Batting Cage. Bob designed the system and has now been operating the company since 1998. Now that I’m retired I can spend more time on the business end of things. I’m not sure that is a good thing or not!

Daniel P DeCloss
Vice President

Daniel will always be a baseball player at heart.  As a kid, you usually had to drag him off of the field and today he still loves to coach and teach kids the fundamentals of the game.  The WheelHouse fifty foot cage served Daniel well during his playing days helping him hit over .360 for his high school career and winning a state championship his senior year.  He also earned a college baseball scholarship out of the deal as well.  Daniel has helped with all aspects of the business since its inception and still believes that WheelHouse Batting Cages are the best cages to practice in.