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 ’80s. 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 into 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 workload.
By 2011 it had become clear to Darren and his team that their superior service at affordable rates was 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”
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