Red Rock Garage specializes in working on large trucks and motor homes and literally began in the parking lot.
Dennis Rowley, one of the owners, explained that when the building wasn’t finished in time for the company’s opening, they set up shop in the parking lot, expecting it to last only a few weeks. Thirteen months later, after working through the stifling St. George summer and the winter cold, the building was finally finished. Operations moved inside, and Red Rock Garage continued the hard work it was already becoming known for.
Dennis said working in the parking lot was not without its challenges, but also lead to some great business startup stories. Like the time where he was changing the oil in a large semi rig when a gust of wind blew the oil everywhere but in the oil pan. Or in the summer when the only shade came from underneath the big rigs and in the winter they needed a smug pot to keep warm. Talk about the entrepreneurial spirit!
Each of the owners brings their own talent to the table. Dennis Rowley specializes in tires while Dennis Thomas is better with big trucks and trailer repair. Horatio Avila is an automotive specialist. These are friends from the automotive industry who decided to come together to start their own business. Their motto is that if it has nuts and bolts they can fix it.
One of the reasons this talented group has been able to weather the economy so well is not only the unique skill they bring to the table but also the outstanding service they are delivering to their clients. Some of these clients include Flying J, Barney Trucking, and Maverik, just to name a few.
To make sure their business is as full service as possible, they also have alignment equipment with a building big enough to align the semis. This is a niche service since most service companies are not set up with enough length for big trucks to align properly.