In April, Bob Wallace opened his automotive restore store, Wallace Autos, at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza, however the longtime mechanic, with greater than 20 years of expertise, is just not new to the enterprise.
“I took a break, and I truly began constructing homes,” stated Wallace. “I’ve acquired a two-year-old son, and I’ve acquired one other one on the best way. This chance was good: Chris (Cotton) was transferring out, and we had talked about it for like a yr earlier than simply form of joking and it simply form of labored out.”
Wallace, who took over the situation that used to deal with Bear’s Automotive on the west facet of Steamboat Spring, stated his objective is to care for folks at an honest worth. The auto restore store will soak up all makes of vehicles and provide providers together with tires, oil modifications, full engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, and exhaust. He’s licensed to work on Subaru automobiles and is an Automotive Service Excellence licensed mechanic. He stated he works on Toyota and all American makes of automobiles as nicely.
“Our objective is simply taking good care of folks at an honest worth, and doing it proper the primary time” Wallace stated. “We satisfaction ourselves on not having any comebacks.”
The store is open from 9 a.m. to five p.m. Monday by way of Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. It was simply the chance that Wallace, who stated he has liked engaged on vehicles since he was 15, was in search of to get again within the automotive restore enterprise after proudly owning his personal store in Denver for 10 years.
He left the enterprise to take a brief break, earlier than transferring to the Yampa Valley 5 years in the past. He has labored for a few native automotive retailers on the town, and is worked up to personal a store once more.
The placement has two lifts, and Wallace stated he has the means to tackle nearly each job. Wallace says he simply loves mechanics and tinkering with stuff and that he nonetheless enjoys constructing bikes and hotrods when he will get the possibility. Clients can attain the store at 970-879-1143 or by emailing [email protected].
Wallace, and his spouse Kaiti Lydon, dwell in Oak Creek with their son, Declan. The couple is anticipating their second youngster in November.
It’s only a good transition,” Wallace stated. “I took a break and this chance got here round and I took benefit of it.”
To succeed in John F. Russell, name 970-871-4209, e-mail j[email protected] or observe him on Twitter @Framp1966.