In April, Bob Wallace opened his automotive restore store, Wallace Autos, at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza, however a longtime mechanic with over 20 years of expertise, isn’t new to the enterprise.
“I took a break, and I actually began constructing homes,” Wallace mentioned. “I’ve a two-year-old son, and I’ve acquired one other one on the best way. The event was excellent: Chris[Cotton]was going out, and we talked about it earlier than joking about like a yr in the past And it type of labored.”
Wallace, who changed Bears Automotive on the west facet of Steamboat Spring, mentioned his objective is to take care of individuals at an affordable price. The auto restore store will take all varieties of automobiles and provide providers together with tyres, oil modifications, full engine, transmission, clutch, brakes and exhaust. He’s licensed to work on Subaru automobiles and is an Automotive Service Excellence Licensed Mechanic. He mentioned he additionally works on Toyota and all-American automobiles.
“Our objective is simply to care for individuals at an affordable price, and get it proper the primary time,” Wallace mentioned. “We’re proud to be of no return.”
The store is open Monday by way of Friday from 9 a.m. to five p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment. It was simply by likelihood that Wallace, who mentioned he is beloved engaged on automobiles since he was 15, wished to get again into 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 number of native automotive outlets within the metropolis, and is worked up to personal a store once more.
The situation has two elevators, and Wallace mentioned it has the instruments to do nearly every part. Wallace says he simply loves tinkering with mechanics and equipment and enjoys constructing bikes and hotroads when he will get the possibility. Prospects can attain the store at 970-879-1143 or by emailing email@example.com,
Wallace, and his spouse, Katie Lydon, dwell in Oak Creek with their son, Declan. The couple is anticipating their second little one in November.
It is only a good transition,” Wallace mentioned. “I took a break and this chance got here and I took benefit of it.”
John F. To succeed in Russell, name 970-871-4209, electronic mail jrussell@SteamboatPilot.com or comply with him on Twitter @Framp1966.