The Rolling Jackass centerstand was originally designed by Val Kleitz, owner of the Bikesmith in Seattle.  He built them for several years using nothing more than a hacksaw, grinder, and a brazing torch.  After Val closed the Bikesmith and moved on to a different job, he found that there was still demand for the stands and contracted me, Haulin' Colin, to make the parts for them.  We redesigned the stand to take advantage of the tooling in my machine shop, and went into production.  I fabricated the main parts and Val made various brackets and adapters and did the assembly, testing, and sales.  After several years, this happy arrangement was ended by Val's untimely death in the summer of 2011.  Now I continue to fabricate the parts as I did for Val, but also perform the assembly and sales.
R.I.P. Val Kleitz June 8th, 1960 - August 10th, 2011 http://www.rideyourbike.com/valsbio.shtml