OJ. Watson News

Electrification Push Creates More Contracting Work
By Michael McClanahan / August 15, 2023

Times are changing.

You’ve no doubt noticed that there’s a big push to electrify everything from cars to kitchens and commercial buildings. Some cities, Denver among them, have prohibited running natural gas lines to new residential developments and since 2016 have required most new residential buildings to have provisions for electric vehicle charging stations.

Utilities are scrambling to raise money for the massive power grid buildup this will require and governments seem only too happy to throw massive amounts of cash at both companies and citizens willing to jump on the bandwagon sooner rather than later.

Opportunity is Knocking. Will You Answer the Door?

Yes, times are changing, but with change comes opportunity.

Right-of-ways will need to be cleared, transmission towers built, underground lines run, and generating stations, from wind and solar to hydro and nuclear, will need to be built to feed the massive increase in demand caused by the shift from fossil fuels to electricity.

Smart contractors in all industries—electrical, construction, road building, and landscaping, to name a few—will be prepared to meet the need. And O.J. Watson Equipment will be ready to supply them with the work trucks to get the job done.

We’ve Got Trucks!

O.J. Watson represents the finest in industry-proven work trucks for nearly every job.

Whether it’s moving tons of material to and from construction sites, working on utility lines, keeping streets safe and clear of dirt and debris, or moving crews, supplies, and equipment around, O.J. Watson Equipment Company has the right truck for you. And if you have special needs not available in OEM lines, we’ll custom design and build a solution just for you.

We Service What We Sell

We know that staying on top of your maintenance and repair needs avoids extended downtime and loss of revenue, especially if backlogs happen due to workload and unavoidable delays.

From pickup trucks to massive airport snowblowers, O.J. Watson Equipment maintains a sufficient parts and supply inventories to equip and service the needs of our customers year-round, come rain or shine, snow or ice.

We have 20 mechanics on the floor in our Denver shop and 10 more in Greeley, and we stock the parts you need to stay productive year-round. Our suppliers are the most trusted names in the business, and since we build custom trucks, we have more brands and varieties of parts available than other dealers.

OJ is the OG in Work Trucks

O.J. Watson has been customizing trucks from pickups to large workhorses for over 100 years, so you can be sure you're getting the finest designs and equipment backed up by OEM parts and superior service. With facilities in Denver and Greeley, we’re easy to get to from all Front Range locations.

We also have a huge variety of accessory items and parts at both our locations, as well as being experts in custom fabrication to meet every need. Whatever specialized truck and truck equipment you require, from large to small, O.J. Watson is proudly prepared to handle it.

Learn more about truck maintenance and our other many products and services on our website: ojwatson.com.