In the early spring of 2005, Mike Leiser approached his ski-school buddy,
Mike Giesie about a business idea. It wasn’t a new business as Leiser had
been in the business since he was a 10 years old, but rather a re-birth.
It had been 5 years since Leiser had sold his tool
and equipment rental store, Indian
to Wagner Rents in Granby
and Leiser was ready to open up shop again. He knew Giesie’s background in
excavation, construction, semi-truck driving, as well as his experience
with managing employees and thought with their combined experience, a
rental store would have a great chance of being successful.
Mike Giesie who had been contemplating business ideas with his fiancé,
Becca Lawson, agreed that this type of rental store was definitely needed
in the community. Becca pulled together a business plan while wrapping up
her software consulting job. With the help from his friend, Mark Ellis,
Giesie built the first building of the current Indian Peaks Rental on
Giesie’s property at County Road 85 and US Highway 40. Becca purchased the
computer software and hardware and started inventorying the tools and
equipment that Leiser purchased from a rental store that was closing in
Pueblo. To complete the picture, Jon Smith,
who owned Continental Service, a small engine and tool repair company came
to work for them as the mechanic. Jon has since moved on to re-open a tool
repair shop in Fraser, CO with his good friend Chris Kulpa, called Trestle
Tool. Indian Peaks wishes him all the best in his venture and life-long dream.
While Mike Leiser continues to teach skiing, he
is also a vibrant part team Indian Peaks; offering his expertise as a
consultant and actually managing the shop floor when needed. Mike Giesie
is the store’s managing partner, who does everything that needs to be done
- from educating the customer in safe and proper use of a tool or piece of
equipment to delivery and preparing the equipment to be rented again.
Becca Giesie does the store’s business administration. Marc Pescion joined
us in late 2011 as a service technician and delivery driver and Tom Dady
re-joined us in spring of 2012 as a service technician. Together they have
many years of experience and special talents that fulfill our shop needs.
Customer service is the primary focus for all of us here at Indian Peaks
Rental and chances are one of us had done the same job you are trying to
do. Our goal is to get you the right tools and equipment and provide the
knowledge you need to do the job right. If you are not sure how to
accomplish the task, give us a call.
We want you to feel that renting from us is “The Smart Way to Get Things