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DECKED REAL CUSTOMERS: Joe Kayafas Image

DECKED REAL CUSTOMERS: Joe Kayafas

Spending over 100 days a year on the water as a fishing guide, and filling his “free” time with construction, landscaping, and audio/video work side jobs, Joe Kayafas has a perspective many of us overworked gear junkies can relate to. Lucky for him his primary gig is spent outside on pristine Colorado rivers. His 2019 GMC Sierra acts as his office on wheels as he hauls trout loving out-of-towners on day trips surrounding his hometown of Basalt, CO. In the summer, a day in the life consists of early mornings rigging up and prepping gear, countless miles walked, and helping...

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DECKED REAL CUSTOMER: BILL MARTINDALE Image

DECKED REAL CUSTOMER: BILL MARTINDALE

THE FIREFIGHTER. Bill Martindale is the type of guy you want on your team. Serving 13 years as a Fire Captain and Paramedic for the Montrose Fire Protection District, his responsibilities include training, rescue and serving as the local law enforcement's tactical medic.  In his so-called "free time," Bill run the local chapter of a non-profit called Sleep in Heavenly Peace that provides handmade, new beds for kids sleeping on floors.  "I’m constantly transporting a large amount of tools, specialty gear and bulky loads...the DECKED system allows me to keep things organized and secure so that I can always maintain readiness." Check out Bill's local non-profit: SHPBEDS.org; Instagram: @SHP_Montrose...

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DECKED REAL CUSTOMER: TED WELLS Image

DECKED REAL CUSTOMER: TED WELLS

 "I love the Decked system.  It is extremely simple to install, lightweight, and strong!  The benefit of a Decked system is a no-brainer when it comes to keeping gear you use for multiple pursuits easily transferable and organized.  I can go from hunt mode to camp mode to fish mode quickly and stress free!"
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DECKED Real Customers: Nic De Castro Image

DECKED Real Customers: Nic De Castro

De Castro wasn't ready to pull the trigger on a topper yet, but still needed to have organized, secure access to his gear and tools. That's why he chose DECKED:

“I'm able to keep signs, tools and expensive camera equipment safe, dry and secure in the DECKED drawers. I also always dedicate one of my DECKED drawers to hunting and/or fishing based on the season. I also run a Gunner Kennel for my dog year-round strapped on top of the deck which works out really nicely.”

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DECKED Real Customers: Theo Stein Image

DECKED Real Customers: Theo Stein

Theo Stein just finished up a four-year stint as the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. "DECKED is ideal for securely storing and organizing my gear. The elevated deck under my cap keeps my dogs up in the breeze on hot Colorado days, and I no longer have to move stuff from the bed to the cab of my truck or garage every night.”

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DECKED Real Customers: Ram Racing Image

DECKED Real Customers: Ram Racing

“We always buy the right tool even if it’s the most expensive. You just do it right the first time. And we break everything. Which is why we put DECKED in our work trucks and our chase truck. It’s one thing we know we don’t have to worry about.”
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DECKED REAL CUSTOMERS: TROUTH AIR CONDITIONING Image

DECKED REAL CUSTOMERS: TROUTH AIR CONDITIONING

Trouth has twelve trucks outfitted with DECKED and as owner, Rusty Trouth says, “I wasn’t too sure at first, but that’s what the guys wanted. Turns out it’s become an indispensable part of our vehicle program, we put them in every truck we buy. We love them.”
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DECKED REAL CUSTOMERS: DANIEL ILLG Image

DECKED REAL CUSTOMERS: DANIEL ILLG

"This is my mobile office and it’s got to be organized. I approach each day eyes wide open not only because it’s dangerous, but also because my passion is caring for, preserving and advocating for trees."
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DECKED Real Customers: Max Gomez Image

DECKED Real Customers: Max Gomez

After relocating to Colorado, he traded his trusty 2WD Colorado in for a real truck, a brand new 4WD version of the same that he can't stop building out. As you might imagine, he's an organizational nut which makes him a 100% certifiable DECKEDhead.
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