After 13 years as a general contractor, Jason Rogers wanted to make a career change that would allow him to work in one location.
Rogers, of North Waldoboro, opened Precision Tool Repair at 74 Biscay Road in Damariscotta in May after purchasing the inventory of an existing tool repair business when the owner was ready to retire.
“Coming out of general contracting, I already know a lot of what these guys are looking for,” Rogers said. “Knowing that language was definitely a benefit to getting started.”
Precision Tool Repair is a one-man operation where Rogers repairs everything from small kitchen appliances to professional-grade tools for the construction industry.
“I can fix drills, saws, and nail guns, but also blenders and mixers,” Rogers said.
The focus of the business is commercial tools, Rogers said. Precision Tool Repair is an authorized service center for Makita and Rolair products.
There are some tools, including chainsaws and lawnmowers, that Rogers will not fix.
Since opening in May, Rogers said most of his business has come from word-of-mouth. He also receives some walk-in business, as well as referrals from local businesses like Hammond Lumber, Hancock Lumber, and N.C. Hunt, all of Damariscotta, and Storer Lumber, of Waldoboro.
Precision Tool Repair is typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, though the schedule depends on when Rogers needs to run out to purchase parts or pick up tools.
Rogers is in the process of transitioning away from his Waldoboro-based contracting business, Rocky Ridge Builders. He plans to continue to run Maine Ledge & Stone, a non-blasting alternative for the demolition or removal of stone, boulders, and ledge.
For more information about Precision Tool Repair, go to precisiontoolrepair.net.