Driven by a passion for self-sufficiency, we at Grigsby Truck Company love trucks, and we love the great outdoors.
Our backgrounds in systems maintenance and defense logistics, our meticulous attention to detail and our respect for the durability and dependability of military vehicles drives our enthusiasm to serve those whom share interest in repurposed vehicles for the civilian market. Hence, we are proud to facilitate your access to quality and retrofit vehicles and vehicle accessories; equipment built to withstand heavy use and long term service.
We at Grigsby Truck Company also recognize that different customers have different levels of capital available to fulfill needs – whether large or small businesses, start-ups, non-profit organizations or individual enthusiasts. We will help you find the great value you seek in the durable overhauled-surplus-truck product sector.
As many of you already know, US Military vehicles are designed, engineered, tested and manufactured to demanding mil-spec standards. Since the US Military must always be updating, they put surplus equipment on the market as systems are replaced with the latest. This provides access to equipment with the largest part of its designed service life still ahead. With these opportunities, Grigsby Truck Company acquires surplus military trucks and equipment, then overhauls and retrofits this equipment to meet the needs of the following industries:
- Remote area construction
- Wildland fire
- Oil/gas exploration
- Remote area freight delivery
- County and municipal governments
- Paramilitary and other government agency support contractors
- Disaster relief
- Remote area security
- Scholastic organizations
- And many more…
We also serve the following personal and consumer markets:
- Overland Expedition
- Off-road enthusiasts
- The Prepared-minded
- And many more…
Grigsby Truck Company supplies parts, components, and custom fabrication items for many medium and heavy truck platforms—visit the Products section of our website to view featured items. If we don’t have the item you need in stock, we can find it. If you have need for a custom item, we can built it. If you have a required function, but are not sure how to implement it, we can help design it. At our Bend, Oregon location we provide installation of components and accessories, as well as provide maintenance and repair services.
Contact us today to discuss your heavy off-road vehicle needs!
Walt came of age in the mountains of Northern Arizona; his off-road trucks were his mode of teenage freedom, and satisfaction to his sense of adventure. Gears and oil are a part of Walt’s genetic makeup—his father was restoring vintage cars and trucks his whole life. Working in his dad’s body-shop was a regular part of Walt’s summers. Walt Grigsby Sr. had a genius for rediscovering brilliance in a vehicle. Young Walt’s first trucks were the classic 1980s Toyota 4×4’s. At 17 years old, the second-ever truck Walt owned was an amalgamation of the best pieces from a handful of salvaged trucks—main body, frame and driveline from one, updated front-end from a newer model, custom suspension, and a tricked-out rebuilt engine from a different vehicle altogether. ALL of which was done in house by Walt himself with guidance from his dad. Those trucks carried Walt thru many a desert, and over many a mountain. That spirit of “what is down that trail,” and “what is over that mountain” that Walt carries with him today began in those hand built rigs. By the end of high school, his passion for finding excellence in an off-road vehicle, and the reasons for it, were solidified. Once of age, “what’s over that mountain,” would become “what’s over that ocean,” and the US Marine Corps would be his way to satisfy that itch. With a top tier vocational aptitude, he was able to choose his Military Occupational Specialty—Marine Corps Aviation Maintenance. He spent five years maintaining and crewing the Marine Corps’ CH-46 Sea Knight, affectionately known as the “Battle Phrog.” Walt served in operations in Bosnia, and other Mediterranean zones, spending far more time deployed at sea with Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) than he ever spent in garrison. In the summer of 2001, it was time to embrace civilian life again. His path led him from North Carolina to San Diego Miramar College to complete a degree in Aviation Maintenance. The desire for a more self-sufficient and rural life fueled the desire to leave California for Bend, Oregon. It is here, in the Oregon wilderness that childhood passion for durable trucks is renewed as he explores what new purposes these trucks hold…
Growing up in a military family with an artilleryman father had its influence on Lauren. Home was wherever the family Suburban took her, with the always conversant night sky as her constant. She grew accustomed to discovering that next experience just around the bend, her nomadic roots her muse. Finishing high school in Austin, Texas, joining the military was a familiar movement; the decision solidified after she received a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship to attend Texas A&M University. While obtaining her degree, she spent four years in the Corps of Cadets, completed Officer Candidate School in the summer of 2001, and commissioned in to the Marine Corps in 2002. During her time in the military, she served as a Logistics Officer, her first choice Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). She wanted to see more of the world and would get that chance as she completed two deployments to the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, and spent the entirety of her military service supporting wartime military operations. This experience would leave her with innumerable logistics skills to serve a lifetime. Within ground logistics operations, she was involved with budgetary and operational forecasting, convoy operations, vehicle maintenance scheduling, supply chain management, implementation of safety standards, and facilities management. Seeing the military as one stepping stone in her life, she went on to civilian work involving human resources, business analysis, process improvement, and project management for IT application development. Of all her life phases, leaving the city to live a more rural existence in Bend, Oregon is the best yet. She loves the durable life she, Walt and their two children, three dogs, one cat, and ten chickens are creating for themselves. They are fortunate to call Central Oregon home as they work daily to improve upon their position, further self-sufficiency and pursue that simpler life. She remains passionate about dark skies, and on many a clear night, she and Walt introduce their children to the familiar celestial features that once grounded her own sense of place. Founding Grigsby Truck Company with Walt incorporates all of their experience and passion, reveals a life dream, and solidifies a commitment to never lose site of that open road.