Darren Sharp, owner and founder of The Wrench has had a passion for repairing mechanical equipment since he was a kid working on his parent’s oil field and farm in the early 80’s. His formative years were spent learning with his hands and fixing any kind of machine he could get his hands on. In 1996, this life-long passion and skill developed into a career as he followed his heart in to the automotive industry. Over the next decade he honed his skills working in various independent repair shops in the Greeley area.
In March of 2005, Darren made the decision to begin working for himself and full time out of his garage in Kersey. Within six months, Darren’s hard-work, skill and honest down-to-earth customer service and reliability had earned him enough of a reputation and customer base that he outgrew the home shop and made the decision to rent a small 4 bay shop in Greeley. As business and his reputation for quality service grew, so did his need to bring in some help, so that same year he hired his first employee.
The business continued to thrive so much that by 2007, when the adjoining 8 bay shop became available Darren seized the opportunity to grow his little business in this new space. Over the next four years he hired several more trustworthy mechanics to help with the growing work load.
By 2011 it had become clear to Darren and his team that their superior service at affordable rates were just what Greeley needed as evidenced by the fact that their incoming business had outgrown the current shop. This prompted them to start the search for a new, more convenient location where they could expand their services. By September of 2011 they had found the place, formerly a furniture store, located at 6005 10th Street in Greeley. Between September and December of 2011, the team worked tirelessly at converting the new, much larger location, into a state of the art full service truck and auto repair facility, while still taking world-class care of their customers at the old location.
They officially moved the everyday business of The Wrench to their new location on December 1, 2011 and are very happy to be able to enjoy repairing more vehicles and helping more satisfied customers every day. Darren attributes so much of The Wrench’s success to his incredible teammates who have tirelessly stood by him and their loyal customers who have faithfully returned time after time to The Wrench for their auto repair needs.
At The Wrench, “We love fixing things”
MEET THE TEAM
Darren is the owner and operator of the The Wrench.
Not only does he run the show, but he is also an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician and husband and father of two, a son and a daughter.
In his free time he loves fixing things and enjoys any kind of outdoor activity, especially dirt bike racing, snowboarding, boating, wake boarding, and camping.
David is an ASE Certified mechanic with over 10 years experience.
He has one son and in his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and sports. He also enjoys working here at The Wrench.
Mick has been in the automotive industry for 30 years. He is married with three teenage daughters.
He enjoys being with his family.
Mick also enjoys Nascar and motocross and claims he loves anything with a motor!
Matt, our youngest team-mate and Service Advisor, started with us in 2009, running the interlock business in our shop.
In 2011, he decided to step in to the full-time roll as Service Advisor late in 2011. In his free-time Matt loves dirt biking and fishing.
James, our newest member, is an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician and our new Service Advisor.
He is married with two children. He likes camping, 4wheeling, fishing, and being with his family. He is also a huge Bronco Fan!
Jana is our Secretary. She performs a multitude of tasks for all of us at The Wrench. She has one son and two daughters and enjoys watching ice hockey, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Ron is one of our mechanics downstairs who does a variety of jobs here.
In his free-time he enjoys being with his family, flyfishing, snowboarding, and racing cars.
He and his wife are also scout leaders and enjoy being with the kiddos!
Rex is one of our auto mechanics and has over 30 years experience as a mechanic.
He likes working on cars so much it is also what he likes to do in his spare time.
Brayden is our shop helper and tow truck driver. He is an avid motocross and supercross rider.
He loves water sports and has recently started repairing motorcycles and atvs for The Wrench.
Scott is our most recent mechanic who has been an automotive technician for 20 years.
He has two grown kids. Scott is a fan of being on the beach and takes that opportunity whenever he can!
Thank you for visiting The Wrench in Greeley, CO. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.