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Our Story – About Kooler Garage Doors

Established in 2015

But this story begins 5 years earlier…

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‘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.

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Matt Kuehlhorn Owner
Matt loves adventures – rivers, mountains, canyons, snow, business. Kooler found him and it’s offered an adventure of a lifetime. He thrives on client feedback and the culture being built with the team.
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Pascual
Pascual Ramos is certified by the International Door Association and has multiple years of garage door installation and services under his belt. Starting as a painter in 2018, Pascual gravitated to Garage Doors and excels with his mechanical aptitude and personable nature. Pascual love’s catching shows on the weekends and hanging out with his girlfriend.
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Luke is here to answer your calls. We’ll be responsive and we will host you – which is Lukes main role. He’s been in Gunnison for years and is an avid Avalanch Hockey Fan – this year of 2022 is a special year indeed!
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Jeff M
Jeff Mihalek is the epitome of an artist. His craftsmanship is par to none and he runs Kooler’s woodshop and customizes Kooler’s garage doors. He’s consistent and methodical and each item he touches benefits. Jeff is working on a ‘schoolie’ which we’re all excited to see. It’s been an almost all consuming venture for him and we are sure it’s above and beyond!
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Jordan
Jordan joined us this past summer and helps us communicate quickly while handling our phones, some sales, and billing. She is personable and a true joy to have around the office. If you call here, you’ll likely talk with Jordan. Jordan loves adventuring with her husband and pups and is involved with our community on many levels.
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Stephen
Stephen is our apprentice and is almost beyond this as he’s learned stellar skills and has been a focused learner. He’s a WSCU Student and we’re glad he’s jumped on the team while he studies for the next chapter of his life. Stephen plays baseball for the Western Club Team and loves adventuring outdoors.
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Devon
Devon Carillo joined us and brings an awesome talent of mechanical abilities and artistry with his metal workings. He’s a huge part of our Technician and Installation Team. When Devon is not working, you’ll find him playing Hockey, Hunting, or chilling with his wife and dog.
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Jesus
Jesus has been living in Gunnison for 25 years. He first worked with Kooler as a painter in 2020 and he’s now a Garage Door Technician. When he’s not at the shop, or in the truck, you;ll find him enjoying national parks with his family, mountain biking or hiking in our beautiful backyards.
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Owen
Owen enjoys traveling and any excuse to get outside including mountain biking, paddle boarding, and snowboarding. He is also into woodworking, blacksmithing, and has recently gotten into leatherworking. He moved to the gunnison valley a year ago with his wife and two dogs, and has no plans of ever leaving.

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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!

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  • Kooler Garage Door has been a great company to deal with every time I have needed their services. Their responsiveness to their customers needs is exceptional. The team... read more

    thumb John McCarthy
    September 13, 2022

    The Kooler team delivers once again! I contacted their office on a Tuesday, and Stephen Gentzel was at my house on Friday promptly at the scheduled time. He was courteous,... read more

    thumb Diego Plata
    August 31, 2022

    These guys make it look easy. They installed one custom garage door for my shop in Gunnison. Devon and Pascual showed up first thing in the morning and got right... read more

    thumb Andy Sovick
    August 14, 2022
  • My garage door failed on Monday. Kooler showed up Tuesday. Needed a new spring (broken clear through) and cables. Worked hard and got the job done. Works great now.

    thumb Daniel Schuster
    August 14, 2022

    Devon and Stephen came to our MCB home today to install a new garage door motor and keypad. They were helpful and professional and accomplished the job with surprising speed.... read more

    thumb Jeff Taraday
    August 14, 2022

    Kooler for the win! Our garage door would not open so I called the experts. They got me on their schedule for the next available appt which happened to be... read more

    thumb david mcelyea
    August 14, 2022
  • I've worked at Kooler for almost two years and can honestly say that it is the best job I've had. Matt is considerate and thoughtful of his workers and... read more

    thumb JMMichael
    August 14, 2022

    Kooler Garage Door is an outstading company. The techs arrived promptly as promised and performed diagnostics very quickly. I was offered 2 options for repair to my broken door opener.... read more

    thumb Wanda Bearth
    August 14, 2022

    Devin Carillo serviced my garage. He fixed things that I didn't know needed fixing and now I have an amazing garage door that doesn't sound like it's going to... read more

    thumb Jan Fielder
    August 14, 2022
  • Needed a few tweaks to a door we inherited with the house. Technician Stephen Gentzel was professional, polite, and knowledgable. Kooler overall was responsive and great to deal with. Nice... read more

    thumb Tricia Seeberg
    August 14, 2022

    After months of waiting on another Garage Door service Comany to order and install part, Kooler was called to look at my situation. They showed up in the morning... read more

    thumb Dionne Rudney
    August 14, 2022

    Nice work!

    thumb Jeanne Baur
    July 14, 2022
  • Pascual was very helpful. Knowledgeable. Good worker.

    thumb Allan Miller
    July 14, 2022

    Very thorough, very friendly, very dedicated. My garage door was being difficult and they never gave up on it. Thanks for the excellent services Matt, Pascual, Luke and staff.

    thumb Russell Kirkman
    July 14, 2022

    Stephen did a great job replacing our garage door motor, thanks so much!

    thumb Kara Gehan
    July 14, 2022

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