Sparta Trailer World keeps the wheels rolling
Posted By Sparta Live | May 16, 2006 12:00 am
Dennis Kay has sold trailers in Sparta for six years, but has recently ventured out and opened his own business.
Kay opened Sparta Trailer World five weeks ago after Bill Boruff decided to close his trailer sales operation. Kayy worked for Boruff six years and felt he could make a go of it on his own.
“For the past five years, I have been one of the top 10 Homestead dealers in the country,” said Kay, “and I was fourth in the nation for two of those years.”
Sparta Trailer World sells work trailers, and Kay was granted the dealerships from every one of Bill Boruff’s trailer dealer. Kay carries Homesteader enclosed cargo trailers and dump trailers, Gooseneck cattle trailers, Circle M Supreme cattle trailers, Better Built flat beds and Cherokee aluminum horse trailers.
“I am the only dealer in the area who carries these lines,” said Kay.
He caters to Nashville and all surrounding counties.
“If I had not called these manufacturers, they would have all left White County,” said Kay. “We need to keep as much business in the city as we can. We need to try to pull outside money in.”
Kay said 60 percent of his business comes from outside White County. Bill Boruff is sending all his trailer business to Kay.
“I left with the Boruffs’ blessings,” said Kay. “Boruff is expanding his truck and program car facility and needed the space.”
Kay not only sells work trailers, but his shop is a factory warranty repair facility for all his manufacturers. He personally repairs trailers and offers extensive repair service. He also sells parts, and financing is available.
He is licensed and insured.
Kay’s goal is to once again become a top dealer for Homestead.
“I enjoy helping people set up to tow and use trailers safely,” said Kay. “I won’t send someone out overloaded just to sell a trailer. I want to teach people to use the trailers safely, and hopefully I will get return business.”
Kay said trailers are cheaper to license and insure and require less maintenance than trucks capable of the same tasks.
Kay has two employees, which include his daughter, Lynnel Seevers, and Craig Dial. He is in the process of renovating his building and plans to have a showroom and a waiting area for customer convenience.
Kay is married to Shelley Kay. In addition to Lynnel, they have two other children, Lindsey Seevers and Dillon Kay. The family is from Colorado, but moved to Sparta after visiting Dennis’ brother, Ed Kay, for Thanksgiving about 10 years ago. They loved the area so much they went home to Colorado and immediately began making plans to move to Sparta. Six months later they were living in White County.
They attend East Sparta Church of God.
Sparta Trailer World is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., on Saturday.
Sparta Trailer world is located on Fred Hill Road and can be reached at 739-9275 or toll free at (888) 563-8244.