Meet the Inventor: Trevor A. Chargois


A native Houstonian (…second generation) and someone who always loved to tinker and create; I recently retired from a corporate environment of 25 years. I wasn’t pushed out but simply had a desire (…and support from a loving wife) to transition immediately into re-inventing self. While in the process searching and creating other business models, I invented the Banana Bungee™!

As with most inventions, the Banana Bungee™ was born out of necessity. My wife requested something to get the bananas off the kitchen counter. This is where they end up in most households and ours was no different. One of her immediate projects was decluttering the kitchen counters. This made her request resonate a bit more!  After passing on the common fruit-basket and banana-stand with the ‘single rigid hook’… I ended up designing my own solution. The Banana Bungee ™ vision was born!

The initial concept was birthed in October 2015 with the commercial product completed and launched in late 2016. We don’t have a physical storefront but have formed business relationships that help meet production and assembly requirements.  Practically all materials used for the Banana Bungee were sourced in the United States. And it is completely hand assembled in the Houston Metropolitan area.  In fact, the mold was manufactured in Pearland, Texas. The injection molding (using FDA approved colorants) was performed in North Houston. We buy in bulk our bungee cord and our characteristic yellow pull-tab webbings (made in Rhode Island and Alabama respectively).

The art of creating and creative-thinking has been a lifelong passion. I am proud the Banana Bungee ™, a patent pending product, came at this specific time and juncture in our lives. We hope you come to love it. I guarantee you’ll go bananas over the Banana Bungee™!


Meet the Inventor: Trevor A. Chargois


A native Houstonian (…second generation) and someone who always loved to tinker and create; I recently retired from a corporate environment of 25 years. I wasn’t pushed out but simply had a desire (…and support from a loving wife) to transition immediately into re-inventing self. While in the process searching and creating other business models, I invented the Banana Bungee™!

As with most inventions, the Banana Bungee™ was born out of necessity. My wife requested something to get the bananas off the kitchen counter. This is where they end up in most households and ours was no different. One of her immediate projects was decluttering the kitchen counters. This made her request resonate a bit more!  After passing on the common fruit-basket and banana-stand with the ‘single rigid hook’… I ended up designing my own solution. The Banana Bungee ™ vision was born!

The initial concept was birthed in October 2015 with the commercial product completed and launched in late 2016. We don’t have a physical storefront but have formed business relationships that help meet production and assembly requirements.  Practically all materials used for the Banana Bungee were sourced in the United States. And it is completely hand assembled in the Houston Metropolitan area.  In fact, the mold was manufactured in Pearland, Texas. The injection molding (using FDA approved colorants) was performed in North Houston. We buy in bulk our bungee cord and our characteristic yellow pull-tab webbings (made in Rhode Island and Alabama respectively).

The art of creating and creative-thinking has been a lifelong passion. I am proud the Banana Bungee ™, a patent pending product, came at this specific time and juncture in our lives. We hope you come to love it. I guarantee you’ll go bananas over the Banana Bungee™!

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