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CPW Truck Stuff

Name: Jeff Gast

Location: Tinley Park, IL 

Type of Business:
Truck Accessories, Jeep Accessories, Lift Kit Installation, Wheels & Tires, Custom Vehicle Builder

What does your business do?
CPW Truck Stuff is a custom off-road and performance shop serving the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas. We specialize in building custom trucks, Jeeps, SUV’s, 4x4 vehicle conversions, as well as all types of custom aftermarket off-road rims and tires. Our shop in located in Tinley Park at right of the I-80 expressway and Harlem Ave on 191st Street.

When and why did you start the biz?
We started this business to compliment our other seasonal business of selling snow removal equipment.

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
We are located next to a cornfield, behind a lawyer and we share a parking lot with a little old lady whose house is a historical landmark

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The toughest part of running this business is all the online competition and picky customers, but we love it.

What's the most fun part?
We have tons of fun just laughing and joking around at work. We all love what we do so that makes it very fun.

Anything you would have done differently?
I would have invested in some better equipment in the beginning. We've had to scrap up the resources to get new equipment and that has been a hassle

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
We are looking into selling lifted trucks and Jeeps that we customize in house and/or to a customers desired specs.

What advice do you have for others?
Keep good records and learn from your mistakes fast then move on. Things will happen and even too much success can be a problem just enjoy the ride and make sure you do something you love.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
We plan to use Idea Cafe to see what other companies are doing right and wrong so we can stay agile and also to help others where we can.

School (where, still in school, degree)?

Prior jobs or business?

Favorite Food?

What are your pets' names?

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
My Step-father

Contact Info:
Jeff Gast
Back Door, 7601 W 191st St
Tinley Park, IL 60487



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