Playing pool and servicing billiard equipment is a labor of love for me! I have been a professional billiard mechanic since 1965. My first table was the family pool table done when I was 16 years old. Not my best work, but I continued to learn. I am self-taught but I gained much knowledge from a Detroit table mechanic (met him playing pool) he was in his 60s at the time and freely shared his many years of experience with me. In 1975 I was the house mechanic at Colonial Cue, a 20 table pool room in Grand Blanc, Michigan. I started a partnership with Bob Hendricks, a cabinet maker that also worked as the counter man at the Colonial Cue. I met him playing pool, which happens a lot with me. We formed B & L Billiard (Bob/ Larry) and worked together until 1968. Bob had to quit because of health problems. I continued the business solo until 2011 when I changed the name to Larry Flick's Billiard Service. Larry Flick's Billiard Service is new in name only. To my old customers I am still here, it is just a new name. In 1997, I retired from GM (Buick City, NOT work that I loved) working there for 32 years. At that time along with my B & L business, I started to do sub-contract work for Eddie's Amusement (Flint, Michigan) - a longtime friend and supplier of billiard products and Home Water Sports (1440 Torrey, Fenton Michigan - 810 629-1772). On the commercial end, I set up and serviced Hit And Run, a pool room in Grand Blanc, Michigan, the Diamond Mill room in Flint, Michigan and Earl's Place - G4510 Van Slyke Rd. Flint, Michigan 810 234-8129. Unfortunately, Earl's is the only major pool room operating in the Flint area today.