OJ. Watson News

Work Trucks Drive Marshall Fire Rebuild
January 23, 2023

The end of 2022 marked the first anniversary of the Boulder County wildfire commonly referred to as the Marshall Fire.

A devastating, windswept fire ravaged through the communities of Superior and Louisville on December 30, 2021 destroying over 1,000 homes and businesses and causing over $1 billion in losses. But the communities came together and by mid-year, cleanup was well underway and rebuilding had begun.

As the year came to a close, debris removal in the City of Louisville was 100% complete, 141 building permits were issued, and 41 were under review, representing 36% of the 550 homes and businesses lost in the fire.

In the Town of Superior, all but five of the 387 affected parcels have been cleared, 166 building permits have been issued, and three certificates of occupancy have been approved, two commercial and one residential.

Year-end marked a milestone in the recovery effort when the first family moved into a new home rebuilt on the site where their original house had stood. Dozens of other homes are under construction as the neighborhoods rise from the ashes.

Work Trucks Play a Vital Role in Recovery

Big jobs require big resources and O.J. Watson Equipment is proud that much of recovery and rebuilding work has been done by our customers using vehicles and machinery provided by us. From pickups and service vans to dump and platform trucks, sweepers, and heavy construction rigs, our products have played a major role in clearing, building, and landscaping the burn area. Those same trucks will continue to help new communities rise from the ashes over the coming months.

At O.J. Watson, we continue to be ready to help this herculean effort in any way we can, from expediting orders of new OEM and custom equipment to streamlining service and delivery of parts and accessories from our Denver and Greeley facilities. With easy access from Northern Colorado, we’re ready to keep customers’ trucks performing at their best with minimal down time.

OJ is the OG in Work Trucks

O.J. Watson Equipment has been selling, building, and maintaining trucks from pickups to large workhorses for over 100 years, backed up by OEM parts and superior service. We also have a huge variety of accessory items and parts at both our locations, and we are experts in custom fabrication to meet every need.

Whatever specialized truck and truck equipment is needed to bring our neighbors back, O.J. Watson is proudly prepared to handle it.

Learn more about work trucks and our other many products and services on our website: ojwatson.com.