The Paris Company, a division of Saunders Brothers since 1989, has been making outdoor activity products such as sleds for over 130 years. The company, founded in Paris, Maine, was known for its quality outdoor winter products until 1996, when it introduced a line of backyard games for families to enjoy the rest of the year. Saunders Brothers is the largest domestic supplier of wooden croquet mallet heads, handles and stakes. Their polyethylene balls come with a lifetime warranty. The backyard games category is currently Paris' fastest growing product line. It includes sets for bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes and badminton.