Our mission is to provide relief to sore and aching muscles with a high quality cold massage device. We at HommeMade, LLC created The FRoller® as athletes and coaches who saw a need to combine essential and proven therapeutic relief via ice and massage therapy into one easy to use, mess free, and most importantly effective device for anyone with sore, aching or fatigued muscles. It is our promise to provide our customers with high quality customer service and a product that really works. It is our goal to one day have The FRoller® in every athletic training facility, gym, and physical therapy office in the country.
History of The FRoller®
In 2009, the idea for The FRoller® was born after a high school Cross Country practice. The journey began with the simple suggestion of a massage roller with frozen beads from an athlete waiting for a ride home after a long workout. Realizing the simple beauty of the idea and how convenient a mess free ice massage would be for athletes and trainers alike, Coach L'Homme took the idea and ran with it. (No pun intended). He brought his idea to a student engineer at the University of Massachusetts Lowell who took the concept and refined it into the ergonomic design seen today. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River Massachusetts helped develop the first prototype of The FRoller® with a team comprised of the center's technical experts and student interns. The FRoller® has received praise from athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and non-athletes alike and it is Coach L’Homme’s mission to provide athletes across the nation with easy to use, ice cold massage relief. The FRoller® is patent pending.
About the Owner
Bob L'Homme has been the Cross Country and Track coach at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, MA since 1984. He has coached 2 All Americans, including Brian Kelley, who was the first high school male athlete to score over 4000 points (4011 to be exact) in the Pentathlon. This unbelievable accomplishment remained the National High School record from 1990 to 2003. He has coached 18 Boston Globe All Stars. His teams have won 68 league championships, 38 Eastern Massachusetts Championships and 10 All State Championships since 1993. He has been named the Boston Globe Coach of the year 5 times. His girls cross country team in 2012 won their 4th straight State Championship and 5th overall. His boys cross country team has also won 5 State Championships, the most recent in 2011. His boys Spring track team in 2015 won their 115th straight dual meet in a row. The last loss came in 1999. He is in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association's "Coaches Hall of Fame".