Family Business

Service since 1990. Local owners since 2014.

Ross Houk

Ross started tinkering around with cars very young and by high school was convincing all of his buddies to own junker off-road vehicles. That combo made for some amazing stories to say the least. He had a successful landscape business in Littleton right out of high school, which he sold to head for the mountains. He spent the majority of his professional mechanic years building, tuning, maintaning and repairing snowmobiles and motorcycles at The Clinic in Minturn. From there, he worked in construction, served as the maintenance and facilities director of a large youth camp & managed a large transportation fleet. Throughout his working career, you could always find Ross in his garage re-building a 4×4 or out wheeling. He has gotten the chance to work with Baja Pits & drive a chase vehicle for the Baja 1000 dirtbike race. Ross truly is an off road enthusiast. His vehicle of choice is anything International Harvester. You might spot him cruising around town in his 1966 green c-1200 International Harvester Travelette crew cab long bed truck. He has a 1971 International Harvester Scout 800B which is being equipped primarily as an offroad/rock crawler with a Hemi engine swap, Magnum – NP205 transfer case set up.  He was a ‘Dirty Dozen Finalist’ for Motor Trend Fourwheeler’s Ultimate Adventure in both 2021 and 2022.  He’s been leading his own Colorado Adventure with a group of wheelers every fall.  He is currently building a IHC Travelall.  At the end of 2023, he will have owned this business 10 years.  It has been an uphill climb for sure, but it’s been an honor and great responsiblity to employ great people.


Vanessa Houk

Vanessa had absolutely no clue about cars or what 4 wheeling was until she met Ross.  On their first date, he picked her up in a rusty old Toyota 4 Runner and she thought he needed a new car!  Little did she know he had been working on it for quite some time.  Vanessa graduated from Texas A&M and moved to the mountains where she meet Ross.  Vanessa has a local photography business and owns Fort Collins Headshot Studio located above the 4×4 showroom.  Her dream vehicle is a restored Grand Wagoneer “Woody”.


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