Independence Automotive Accessories by Rugged Ridge

Rugged Ridge automotive parts are available to you in Independence, MO at Chux Trux! Find all the Rugged Ridge accessories you need including Brief Soft Top, Bumper- Front, Bumper- Rear, Door Mirror, Fender Flare, Floor Mat, Fuel Filler Door Cover, Interior Grab Bar, Lift Kit-Suspension, Nerf/Step Bar, Offroad/Racing Lamp Kit, Seat, Seat Cover, Spare Tire Cover, Top-Soft, and much more!

About Rugged Ridge

Rugged Ridge Off Road Products is an exciting new brand developed to provide quality & functional Jeep accessories for the growing Jeep aftermarket. Created by a dedicated team of automovite aftermarket manufacturing professionals with over 35 years of combined industry experience, the Rugged Ridge product line will emphasize high quality Jeep parts at an affordable price. As a Division of OMIX-ADA, the leader in replacement parts for Jeep vechicles, the Rugged Ridge pedigree is well established in the market. Rugged Ridge has created over 500 products that are custom designed to fit Jeep vehicles and even more are in the pipeline.

About Chux Trux

Chux began as an idea back in 1990. At the time there were very few automotive accessory stores and mini trucks were very popular. I was a mini truck enthusiast. After working in the world of auto parts for most of my life and after that the cell phone business and part time pin-chaser in a bowling alley, I put together a business plan using books from the library, consulted with some guys I knew from a local wholesale automotive supplier and started going to banks for funding. I visited quite a few banks but after about 9 months, I was granted an SBA backed loan and started looking for buildings. After a long search I ended up at a small shop that sat way back off the road in Independence, Mo. on the east side of Kansas City. The building had been a Taylor Rental store (division of Stanley Tools) and Taylor had many years remaining on the lease even though they had closed the store. On June 1, 1991 Chux Trux opened for business. The first day I sold 1 bugshield. That’s all. The first month we totaled 12,000 in sales. Same the second month. There was one other employee at the time but he didn’t always show up for work. After a month went by, I let him go. For the next two months I sold and installed everything. The business was growing. In September, Shawn Shipers wandered in and we hit it off. I asked him if he needed a job and he said yes. He was from Pattonsburg, Mo. I had never heard of it. Today, we have grown to multiple locations with over 2 dozen employee’s, including a commercial division selling B2B including car dealers, contractors, municipalities and more.