|McCallum offers diesel repair on the go|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Glen McCallum recently purchased a service truck and started his own mobile diesel repair business. Glen’s Diesel Repair offers on the spot diesel repair service for farm equipment and trucks. He has a goal of moving into a shop sometime later this year.
For the time being he will be visiting your home, shop or field for diesel repair, but the hope is to be in his own building sometime later this year.
Glen McCallum recently started his own diesel repair business and brings 15 years of experience to the table. For the last two years, he has been wanting to try and get something of his own off the ground. His dream came true this month when he officially began his business.
Glen’s Diesel Repair, LLC offers on-site diesel repair for farm equipment, over-the-road trucks and other large diesel trucks. He said he will leave the smaller diesel engines to the other guys.
For the past 15 years, McCallum has worked for numerous employers building his experience in diesel repair.
McCallum graduated from Holyoke High School in 1995 and went to work for Tom’s Diesel Service, the place where he got his start in what would become his job for the next 15 years and beyond.
While in diesel tech school in Goodland, Kan., he worked for some trucking companies. He continued with those companies after finishing school in 1996.
When McCallum and his family moved back to Holyoke in 2000, he began working at Downtown Auto and Diesel Repair. He then went to work for Atkins Motors.
For the last five years, he has been employed with STC Corp. with Troy Killin and Jim Kienholz.
He hopes to be in a building by September or October this year, but hasn’t found one yet although he has had some leads.
The biggest investment to date was a service truck which allows him to operate his mobile business. He said many of the things he will be working on will be on the owners’ property, so the truck was a vital investment. Over the years he has also accumulated many of the tools involved.
Support has been good from friends and family. “I’ve had a lot of people tell me this is a good idea,” McCallum said.
McCallum was born and raised in Holyoke and now has his own family here. He and his wife Ranae have three sons, Trae, Wyatt and Corben. Living and working in the area will help him get his new venture off the ground as he knows many people in the area.
McCallum said there aren’t any hard feelings with any of his previous employers. He has left them all in good standing and still associates with all of them.
He is excited for what the future will bring and is glad he is doing this while he is still young and can handle the stress and headaches.
“I haven’t been this excited to go to work in a long time.”
McCallum may be reached at 580-0881.