Mower graduated from Weber State College in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. He started his first company, American Play World Company, in Riverdale, Utah, in 1973. In 1986, this company evolved into Lifetime Products, Inc. Today, Lifetime is a major manufacturer of tables and chairs, residential basketball equipment, sheds, trailers, playground equipment, and raw steel products. Lifetime is based in Clearfield, Utah, and employs almost 2000 people worldwide. Mower holds more than 60 patents.
Mower currently lives in Layton, Utah.