It’s all about convenience: The Grocery Guys will get your groceries
Find The Grocery Guys online via their website www.grocery-guys.com. The company only accepts orders through their website. Its hours of service are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. You can also check them out on Facebook by searching for “The Grocery Guys”.
Especially during the high tourism seasons, Grand County’s grocery stores can become a little more than packed, but thanks to Fraser Valley-based business The Grocery Guys, the drudgery of grocery shopping can be eliminated nearly entirely.
The Grocery Guys is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Dustin and Julie Wagley, with more than a little help from the couple’s three children.
Initially set up in December 2014, The Grocery Guys delivers groceries and vacation convenience items from Tabernash to Winter Park. While the business is also meant to accommodate the needs of local residents, Dustin Wagley noted most of his customers are visitors touring Grand County on vacation.
“We like to make people’s vacations more convenient,” Dustin Wagley said. “That is what our business is about. We love making people’s lives easier, whether they are on vacation or live and work here in the county.”
The Grocery Guys’s operation works through a simple format. Customers place orders on their company website, http://www.grocery-guys.com. The Wagleys then receive the orders and physically gather the products. Orders are delivered by 6 p.m. on the designated delivery date. The company charges a $40 reservation/delivery fee and also adds an additional 20 percent to the total grocery bill, which is their shopping fee.
The idea for creating The Grocery Guys developed after the Wagley family moved to Middle Park about five years ago. Originally from Texas and Arkansas, the Wagleys lived in the Breckenridge area for several years after they were first married, but moved back south after their children were born.
Dustin Wagley, who also serves as the head pastor of the Fraser Valley Baptist Church, had visited Winter Park Resort on ski trips while in college and when an opportunity opened to lead a church in the area, he jumped at the chance, but he was also looking for sideline work.
“When we moved here, I didn’t want to just be a pastor in town,” he said. “So many people here work two or three jobs and I didn’t think a pastor should be different. We started looking around and asking what does our valley not have? What is there a need for?”
Dustin Wagley said he knew grocery delivery services were common in many other resort communities such as Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs, and decided to try his hand at the business.
Unlike some other grocery delivery services, which require customers to choose from a set of preselected items, patrons of The Grocery Guys can send personalized lists of any items they want, with specific brands and quantities laid out.
Additionally, the company offers vacation convenience items that some visitors, notably those traveling to the area via airplane, may not want to take on a long journey to Middle Park. The company website lists high chairs, baby play pens, strollers and air beds as such various convenience items customers can rent during their visit to the Fraser Valley. They even provide rentable decorated Christmas trees for folks vacationing over the holidays.
For The Grocery Guys — and the Wagleys — it’s all about convenience.
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