by Christy Parrott
Kremmling native, Dillon Willson had a lifelong dream of owning his own business. Studying business administration at Colorado Northwest College after graduation from West Grand High School in 2014, Willson saw potential when he started attending events and realized, “If I’m going to be here, I might as well bring my trailer.” Willson is now the owner of Thirsty Dills, a mobile beverage trailer for rent.
Working full-time as a public works employee for the town of Kremmling, Wilson saved to purchase his refrigerated 6-Tap beverage trailer, rentable for the events where a keg or two won’t cover the needs of a larger gathering. Thirsty Dills can serve any carbonated beverage, and the trailer comes equipped with cold drawers, perfect for wine, liquor and mixers. More, Thirsty Dills allows vendors far easier clean-up, because event guests reuse their cups, and beverages are served from a central location. “At the end of the night, there’s not a lot if cans and bottles left everywhere,” Wilson explains.
Thirsty Dills is currently scheduled to serve at the Easton Corbin concert, as well as, the Demolition Derby and two local summer weddings. Willson offers a basic, mid and full-service package, with prices starting at $300 per day. Thirsty Dills also offers ad space. Willson shares his gratitude to the community, who’s support his first successful venture: “It’s exciting. You don’t realize how awesome the community is until you do something like this and have everyone supporting you, like a family.”
When asked what Willson would say to anyone considering opening a small business, Wilson smiles, “It seems hard, but you have to try. Just send it.” Wilson’s business is the first of its kind in Grand County, so book fast by calling call 970-531-1597.
by Christy Parrott