by Christine Mahorney
Kremmling locals have no doubt noticed the changed business-scape on Eagle Avenue. Starting in 2018, the dilapidated Winchester building was demolished to make room for a sleek steel building
that houses new businesses Petrel Industries and Dawgs Abound.
Located at 215 Eagle Ave., Petrel and Dawgs Abound are owned and operated by husband / wife team Jason and Julie Savage. The Savages relocated their home and business to Kremmling from Omaha in February of this year.
“Julie and I were married in 2014, and we both loved coming out to Colorado to ski, hike, etc., so we decided that we wanted to move out here. We were not really interested in living in Front Range, so we started looking in the mountain areas,” said Jason. “We came across Kremmling and found it to be a nice place that offered a good location for the outdoor recreation we were seeking as well as being an affordable place to have a business and a home.”
Jason founded Petrel Industries in 2007, capping off a 25 year career in the machining / manufacturing industry. Petrel specializes in CNC turning and milling parts from steel, aluminum, stainless steel and plastic. The company’s typical orders range from five to 500 pieces.
“Petrel Industries is primarily a CNC machine shop,” Jason said.
“We manufacture parts for various customers in various industries.”
While their customer base is primarily in Nebraska and Iowa, Jason is actively seeking clients in Colorado, and – in particular – Grand County. To learn more about Petrel’s capabilities, visit petrel-ind.com.
The idea for Dawgs Abound – which markets garden stakes and other products in the shape of dog silhouettes came to Julie after losing her own pets.
“When we were in Omaha, we had a waterjet. In addition to handling the office duties, Julie ran the waterjet. After losing a couple of pets, she decided to make garden stakes for our yard. It just snowballed from there,” said Jason.
Working alongside Jason in the machine shop keeps Julie busy, but she is always working on designs for new products. Currently Dawgs Abound offers products featuring a wide variety of dog breeds, and also accepts custom order requests.
“You can add the pet’s name, have it powder coated, patina finish, or just leave to rust naturally,” Jason said of Julie’s offerings. “And, it doesn’t have to be a dog,” he added.
The unique shop centered around the dog-lover also offers everything from pictures frames, leashes, on-the-go water carriers, decals, mats, safety vests, treats and more.
Noticing many lost pets on Facebook, Julie also ordered the lost pet finder. It is a tag that can help reunite you with your pet quickly. In the future, Dawgs Abound will also offer engraved tags.
To shop the Dawgs Abound collection, visit dawgsabound.com, or visit the shop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (However, they are usually there working later, so if you want to swing by after hours or on the weekend and it looks like they are around, stop on in.)
There is also canine friendly gifts for Christmas, and customized Christmas orders should be submitted to the Savages by November 25.