Exclusive Business News: Masterworks Mechanical sells to the Updikes
Dave DeRose sold Masterworks Mechanical last month to Vic and Amy Updike, who took ownership of the business July 1.
The couple said since taking the reins, things have run smoothly.
“Craig’s been good to us,” Vic Updike said.
Longtime resident DeRose began Masterworks as a one-man project 26 years ago. In that time, he took on 14 employees and acquired the 6,900 square foot building on 461 Yampa Ave. where the Updikes will continue to operate.
Vic Updike began working for DeRose in 2009, but has been in the trade mechanics trade for 28 years. His wife joined the business a year ago after DeRose decided to sell.
DeRose is confident the couple will continue to bring quality service to Northwest Colorado.
“I feel like they can take over and embellish it,” DeRose said.
Vic Updike already has some improvements in mind. He plans to put new plumbing fixtures and furnaces on display in the shop’s showroom.
“There will be a lot of new stuff in there by September,” he said.
He added he wants to stay competitive, and in order to do so ensures his employees receive adequate training and certification.
Seven employees are certified in carbon monoxide detection and four are certified in air balancing.
Vic Updike said he and his staff are committed to helping the local area.
“I want to have a business that helps the community grow,” he said.
Craig Press Publisher Renee Campbell invites the community to join Coffee & a Newspaper, set for 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the east Kum & Go, 700 E. Victory Way.