202: DeHLs Inc. PA, Jake “E” Golf, John Stafy…and Tom Groholski, Bill Danforth, Jim Murphy

DeHLs inc.

Twenty years ago we built a ramp deep in the woods at my home in Pottstown Pa. The smoothest.. it was not. The biggest.. it was not. The most fun.. It was! The memories we have from that ramp will last a lifetime. Times like those are not manufactured, they just happen. Enjoyment was the name of the game, not profit or fortune. Watching guys like Tom Groholski skate on a local level was truly inspiring. Tom was our local hero. Watching him crail slide in that nasty pool in Reading was scary.

Tom Groholski Reading PA pool Kink Sink

Funny you should mention Tom Groholski Crail Sliding at The Kink Sink in Reading PA

The House of Steam delivers!

Photo provided by Tom Groholski

I would like to thank Jason Oliva for immortalizing DeHLs Inc. It stands for Defransisco, Egolf, Hare, Lawhorne and Stafy. We ripped it off from Metallica”s Damage inc. Complete with copied skull drawing with a truck in the skull and broken deck dangling from the bottom.

Dehls dehls

We all built that ramp with “acquired” plywood, scrap lumber and weekend work money, carpenters (we had the smashed thumbs to prove it) we were not, but skaters we were. Hopefully Jason will do our photos justice, and although we never knew of Team Steam we had a very similar scene in Pa. sporting the same mismatched pads, loud music and love of skating.

Jake “E”golf

Atlanta Ga., August 2007

The Dehls crew rule! Jake, John and others have been a huge part of The House of Steam Community from day one. Its a pleasure to have you guys post all your memories here into the archive….that’s what its here for.

Let me know about names and places in the pics and I will get it all sorted out.

enjoy…

jason

Jake E Golf The hose of Steam Dehls 88 PA

Jake E Golf 88 PA

Jake E Golf Dehls Pa  88 The House of Steam

Jake E Golf Pa 88

John Stafy Pa Dehls 88 the house of steam

Jon Stafy 88 PA

John Stafy Pa Dehls 88 the house of steam

Jon Stafy Mercury paper PA

John Stafy Pa Dehls 88 the house of steam

Jon Stafy Mercury paper PA

Bill Danforth and Jim Murphy The House of Steam

Bill Danforth and Jim “Team Steam” Murphy at The King of Prussia Mall 1987…too cool

Photo jake E Golf

 

I dig the shot of Murph and Danforth autographing at the mall…

Ill add more of your pics to the post soon.


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