Welcome to Kooler Painting and Garages. Located in Gunnison, Colorado and serving the Gunnison and Chaffee Counties, we focus on delivering an experience that is unbeatable when turning your house into a home.
Our focus is on quality of service and quality of delivery.
- New garage door installations and full servicing of all garage door brands.
- Garage storage solutions – to help you get organized and get everything up and off the floor.
- Exterior and interior house painting finish – to regain your home’s integrity and beautiful aesthetics.
- Epoxy Floors and Unique Concrete Finishes for long-term quality and beautiful aesthetic appeal.
Our crew members are professionally trained and our door technicians (and many crew members) hold training certifications. Kooler treats every project we work on with professionalism and we can guarantee that if you choose us for your next painting or garage customization project, you’ll be more than happy with the final result! Call us today and stop by our shop across the street from City Market in Gunnison.
So how did Kooler Painting and Garages come to be? It all began with a man known as “The Kooler”. Matt Kuehlhorn began Kooler in May of 2015.
‘The Kooler’ was an exceptionally mediocre hockey player within the Gentlemen’s Beer League in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
And we mean ‘exceptionally’ mediocre ☺
The name was derived at the time of jersey purchasing and the honor of ‘The Kooler’ is due to Chad Zummach – aka The Commish.
When Matt saw the opportunity of starting a painting company – his search for company names did not go much farther than his back and Kooler was born.
Kooler came out of transition for Matt. From his non-profit, drug prevention experiences, he saw Kooler’s opportunity when painting a spec home for Andy Sovick. During this time he heard his old landlord of the ‘Ski Fence’ House was really frustrated not having a contractor call her back as she was desperately looking to have her home painted.
Matt thought to himself – “I can call her back.”
One proposal later – he had his first exterior painting project online for May of 2015. This project was full of lead-based paints and asbestos shingles. He took himself to the EPA Certified Lead-Based Paint class to certify himself and his firm and with the down payment from this job bought a sprayer and filed his LLC documents with the Secretary of State.
Today, Kooler employs over a dozen people and provides quality painting, garage door services and customization, and concrete epoxy services.
How Kool is that?
Matt’s background is in education and non-profit work before he started Kooler. His background in trades goes deep into his highschool and prior years with stints of professional trades work with Gunnison Garage Doors in the mid 2000’s and various construction crews through his college years.
Growing up his parents were folks who bought older homes in Chicago and then Michigan. He observed them, and helped when possible, renovate older victorian style homes. And when he then worked off-seasons at Watervale Resort (another awesome place in Michigan) he put his renovation experience to the test again and again.
Matt loves the artwork of providing services that will last and impact someone’s lives for years. And his passion for youth still exists strong which is why in 2019 Kooler will begin partaking in 1% for Mentoring. And Kooler will match everything that is collected. Together – we can make a huge difference in lives of our youth – and thus – in our future communities.