Best Towing Service: Rocky Mountain Towing
In a place where winters turn the roads into ice rinks, a good towing company is no small need. Mark Sloop saw that need and pounced on it, founding Rocky Mountain Towing from scratch in 2008.
His can-do/can-tow attitude — echoed in his company’s “No job too small, no problem too big” slogan — has helped build his company up in seven short years to one with reputation that’s reliable, ethical and family-oriented. All that helped him cinch down the top spot in the towing category in this year’s Best of the Boat contest.
Sloop started his business — and family, including boys ages 1, 4, and 7 — after moving to Steamboat from North Carolina’s Appalachian State University with a degree in Communications. His move was spurred by his love of the mountains, and he started working for Steamboat Powdercats shooting photos and videos as soon as he arrived.
The decision to start a towing company was a way to provide for his family. That family-friendliness shows in his business, which goes so far as to provide custom extended cabs and crew cabs for large families when breakdowns occur. Offering quick, courteous service, he’s received numerous awards and praise from customers for his work, en route to making Rocky Mountain a go-to service for the Colorado State Patrol, area police stations, insurance companies, motor clubs and more.
For Sloop, however, all this pales to the satisfaction he gets from helping people and getting their cars off the road. “As long as I’m number one to me, that’s all that matters,” he says.
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