Ace expands service umbrella

  • The High Altitude Performance team
    The High Altitude Performance team

High Altitude Performance, Gunnison’s premier small engine repair shop, is now part of Fullmer’s Ace Hardware. Ace’s purchase of the shop, located at 555 S. 10th St., Unit B, officially took affect Feb. 8.

High Altitude Performance was started by Vinnie Pietranton, a former Ace employee. He is staying on board to run the shop, providing small engine repairs, tune ups, chainsaw and blade sharpening and more. Service on motorsport equipment, such as snowmobiles and ATVs, has ceased.

“Over the years we had truly missed his knowledge, customer care and friendly smile around the store explained Ace owner Nick Kuklenski. “So we are beyond excited to have him back on the team!’

Kuklenski also noted how bringing High Altitude Performance under the Ace umbrella allows them to broaden their range of services as well as help a customer over the lifetime of a large power equipment purchase by providing tune-up and repair services.

High Altitude Performance can still be reached at 970.641.3349 while repair or service items can be dropped off either at their location or at Fullmer’s Ace Hardware.