Trestle Tool opens in Fraser
December 29, 2011
Trestle Tool is a new repair center for power tools, pneumatic tools, and small engines located in Fraser located across from the post office. Trestle Tool owners, Chris Kulpa and Jon Smith, opened the business on Nov. 1. “Anything that can fit through the door, we can repair,” said Kulpa.
Kulpa has worked at Highland Lumber for many years and Smith has worked at Indian Peaks. “We are merging our strengths. We went to high school together and moved to Grand County in 1993,” said Kulpa. “We have worked in the county since and are raising our families here.”
Kulpa said Trestle Tool is the only dedicated repair shop of this kind in the county. “Our strength is the quick turn around time, and everything is fixed here in the shop at Fraser.”
Shop hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with appointments available on weekend. Customers can also call for pick up and drop off of equipment.
How did they get their name, Trestle Tool? “Trestle is our favorite ski run. Plus, I like to ride my snowmobile and ATV up to the trestle. Kulpa and Smith created an extensive business plan and hope to expand. “Right now we are limited to what we fix by what fits in the building. As we grow we hope to work on bigger projects. We want to eventually open repair shops in other mountain towns,” Kulpa said.