What started off as a do-it-all custom shop quickly evolved in to a Wheel-Tire-Suspension specialty shop. We found out quickly that doing anything and everything will not allow us to perfect certain areas and would lead to a weak foundation. So we quickly started to work on a plan to build a strong foundation by focusing our attention to a specific niche. We are now a Brand that focuses on Wheel/Tire/Suspension parts and installs. From custom 3 piece wheels, custom air ride to lifted trucks and off-road vehicles. We are not your normal shop but more of a brand that revolves around aftermarket upgrades as a way of life. We are now investing in a product line for air ride and soon will have more products to offer to our customers.
From the beginning, our mission has been to help others turn their dream into a reality. Today, People all over Washington, Oregon and Idaho reach out to Wrenchmonkee for that help in building their vehicles and and give them the knowledge and guidance to get them what once was a dream a reality. We consider it a privilege to be able to work on all the projects that we take on and as the automotive industry evolves, our commitment will always be the same; help everyone build their dream vehicle.
MEET THE TEAM
Owner: Ray Arevalo
Ray is a entrepreneur, family man, and car enthusiast that has had a passion for cars his whole life. From owning full race cars to exotic he's had his fair share of experience. He always wanted to impact the automotive industry in some way but never knew how. In March of 2020 he decided to open a shop in Richland with hopes to make a dream come true. May 2020 came around and businesses were getting shut down left and right, he was starring at a crossroad; close shop and try again a different year or double down and keep pushing to make his dream come true. He decided that he would sell just about everything he has and invest more in the shop to keep it going. By December Wrenchmonkee had 3 full-time employees and by Feb 1st 2021 we moved in to our new 5,000 sqft 4 bay shop and the rest is history.
Shop Foreman: Ivan Inzunza aka Pretty Boy
Behind those charming blue eyes and under that perfectly combed hair is someone that looks like he came out of Vogue magazine. Ivan has definitely proven to be a great asset to the team. His background in Automotive industry includes working as a lube tech, repairing his own cars, and diving into either his own or friends project cars. The past 3 years he has been learning a lot and 2021 was the year where he catapulted his love and knowledge in the automotive industry. When it comes to cars, his passion has no limits from simple repairs to slamming sh*tboxes on some Gramlights with ESR center caps. He enjoys learning and observing the different ways that components work on a vehicle, but dislikes when he has to break a sweat due to years of rust on a bolt. When you don't catch him at the shop or modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, you could find him working on his project car, painting, or looking up car parts.
Sales Representative: Aaron Beall
This is most likely the first face you will see when you walk into the shop. Aaron has been a community member in the Automotive industry for the past 15 years in Tri-Cities. Most recently, his experience comes from Managing the professional service & sales department of O'Reilly Automotive; known as the go-to guy for finding the impossible. In his personal time he has done several full restores including a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback which included full Wiring Harness, Engine Build, C-4 Auto Transmission rebuild Dynomat noise insulation. Aaron has moved from assisting Wrenchmonkee in the background to the forefront and is best at seeing and helping to execute your vision, no matter how insanely epic. At Wrenchmonkee we make the "impossible" a reality.
Social Media Marketer: Landen Schroeder
Some of you may know Landen from his slogan #LandoStrong. Landen has a tumor behind his left eye and was nominated to be a wish kid for the Wishing Star Foundation. His wish was to have his 2013 Subaru Legacy on bags with some badass wheels and tires. Wrenchmonkee couldn't miss the opportunity to help Landen and be apart of his build. With the help of so many people we made his wish come true in October of 2021. A few months had passed and we decided we needed an extra hand with the social media aspect of the shop so we decided, who better to hire than Landen? He is continuously learning and getting better as this is his first time as a Social Media Marketer dealing with professional cameras and editing software. Don't forget to go show some love to Wrenchmonkees social media pages on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook!