So how did this all start. In 2008 I gave my son a wooden Semi Truck that my father had built me when I was his age. I was a truck that I could play with and drive it all around the house. A neighbor built me a second truck, so I had a fleet of two trucks and two trailers. The only problem was that the trailers could only be pulled by its mated tractor. It always bothered me but I never said anything. After my son played with the two trucks for about 5 minutes he asked why the trailers could only be pulled by its mate. I told him it always bother me as well. It would have taken five minutes to correct this, but I told him I would just build him a new truck with four new trailers. Once that was done, the guys at work were impressed and I had an idea. I would build each firefighter that was assigned to me a tractor and two trailers for each of their sons. Thirteen tractors and 25 trailers later, I was ready for the upcoming holiday season.
As I shared my accomplishment, the statement was made by a few of the firefighter that they did not have sons, but daughters. So I sat done, thought for a bit and came up with a new plan. For the girls that were newborn to three years old and ten an older, I would build a small chair. The older girls could display their favorite doll or stuffed animal, the younger ones with have a chair they could sit in. As for the girls that were four to ten years old,
I would build them a cradle for the dolls. 10 chairs and 12 cradles later, I was ready to give all the gifts away. So I though a Christmas party invited everyone to come. The kids went crazy and it was a great day. Then one of the firefighters asked if I thought I could build a fire truck. And that is how it started.
I am currently a Battilion Chief with the Brighton Fire Rescue District in Colorado and have been in the Fire Service for over 28 years. I enjoy being a firefighterand could not image doing any other job. My passion is fire trucks and woodowrking, so this worked out well. Because of our work schedule, I am able to combine my two passions and complete about 20+ trucks a year. I am blessed for I get to work with my father on the projects and my Uncle Dave also helps out (he makes the bells). I hope you enjoy the web-site, the trucks that I have built as much as I do building them.