Lost Creek Greenhouse Systems or LCGS began in 1992 in Grand Saline Texas.
Wanting a greenhouse of my own I set out, explored and attempted the usual doit yourself methods, wood, pvc pipe, rebar, cattle panels etc.. None of which preformed as desired. I wanted the same quality greenhouse (hoophouse) as the professionals used, however those kits were out of my budget range. I then turned my attension towards purchasing an affordable bending tool and bend my own steel tubing hoops only to discover none were available "meaning affordable". I then was faced with inventing my own bending tool or giving up. The end of this long story is I did invent the tool and many others since then.
Through the years others have copied my simple affordable benders, some by adding something else, others by using different materials, however we still lead all others in the doit yourself greenhouse field. I think Eliot Coleman, acclaimed and noted gardening writer and real life farmer after trying one of my benders summed it up best in email statement below.
The tool arrived yesterday and it is beautiful. A French philosopher once commented, "You know when you have achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away" The best ideas and the best designs are the simplest and your bender meets that standard in every way. Thank You.