Our Story – About Kooler Garage Doors
Established in 2015
But this story begins 5 years earlier…
‘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. 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.
Matt grew up in Michigan and has now lived in the Gunnison Valley longer than anywhere else during his lifetime — It’s been his home since 1997 and he focuses his company to care for the Valley he loves dearly. Kooler supports Western Athletics, Mentoring, High School Booster Clubs, special events, the Avalanche Center, non-profit pre-schools and more every year.
Our professional team is here to help you with any questions or concerns.
Garage Doors are complicated. We strive to simplify the process so you have less stress and worries.
Matt Kuehlhorn – Owner
Pascual – Certified Tech
Luke – Service Rep
Jeff M – Craftsman
Jordan – Sales/Billing
Stephen – Apprentice
Traci – Scheduling
Jesus – Technician
Owen – Technician
Tell us about you.
Now Hiring Team Members
Are you seeking a motivating job that will help you develop personally and professionally? Do you like working on a team of fun people?
We work hard and play hard at Kooler Homes.
We strive for excellence in everything we do and are looking for qualified people to join our painter/finisher team. We are seeking someone who can lead a team and join our paint crew for our busy summer months (may extend into the fall). Make a good wage on a high performing team!
Send a note with your info and attach a resume or email Matt: