Mount Made in the USA
Family Owned and Operated
Made to Hunt
Our goal is to introduce more archers the vast benefits of shooting a red dot on a bow.
In the late 80s and early 90s, it became popular to hunt with a red dot on your bow. Problems arose because the sight systems were fixed, meaning, there was no adjustability for yardage. You would sight in your bow for 20 or 25 yards and gap shoot for anything closer or further. Through the years, a few companies have tried to do what we have done and make an adjustable mount for red dot archery but never succeeded. Our friends and family have shot red dot sights on bows for years and we wanted a solution to the issue of yardage adjustment. So, Co-Owner of ARD Tim Zelenka took it into his own hands to get a system made.
In 2019, Tim met with Jeff Kunkle, the owner of Dynamic Machine in Zeeland Michigan, to start the process of designing and building a simple, functional, and durable adjustable mount for red dot archery. Many prototypes later, we have the ARD V4 mount. This adjustable mount is available in our Elite Package and Rail Package systems. Click below to learn more about how the system works or to view our products.
Meet the Team
Tim Zelenka is the “idea” man and life long bowhunter. He is a farmer, pilot, and avid bowhunter, has been thinking about creating this mount for many years. Tim is a husband and father of 3 and has been working with his children, nephews, hunting buddies, and friends setting them up with bows and equipment for years. Tim has shot with a red dot on his bow since the late 80s and had never found a good solution to make it adjustable for yardage. Not finding what he wanted, he decided to get it made himself.
Jeff Kunkle, machine shop owner and his team at Dynamic Machine, designed and manufactured Tim's idea for the adjustable mount. Jeff’s team has crafted the mount and designed it for simplicity of use. It is made for hunters in the field and made out mount here in Michigan, USA. Jeff is a husband, father of 6, farmer, and shooting enthusiast.
Chief of Operations
Amy is Tim's wife and she was introduced to the world of archery by him. She is the mother to Abby, Megan, and Matt. She oversees all operations and works to make sure ARD can run smoothly.
Social Media Manager and Writer
Abby is Tim and Amy's oldest daughter and has been hunting since she could hold a bow. She manages all of ARD's social media and writes our informational blogs.
Public Relations and Website Manager
Megan is Tim and Amy's middle child and loves being in the woods with her family. She is currently studying to get her bachelors in interior design. She designs and creates all of ARD's advertisements for everything from magazines to Facebook. She also designs and runs our website.
Matt is Tim and Amy's youngest child and is an avid hunter and fisherman. He is studying to get his bachelors in product design engineering. He takes all of our ARD products into the field on many different bows to test every aspect.