ABOUT ARMS INC
ARMS Inc was founded in March 1988 by Mark Vonderhuevel and Rob
Freistuhler. These two brothers-in-law started the company with
the mission to provide specialty service for emergency and fire
Before founding ARMS, Mark worked as a service & repair technician
for a truck leasing company. One day, Mark received a call from
the local sheriff’s office indicating that a fire truck was broken
down at a fire. Mark hurried to the scene and repaired the broken
brake drums on site.
The dealer of that fire truck was impressed with Mark’s work, and
he hired Mark to do service work on a number of other trucks. Mark
researched the industry and the area and discovered that specialty
repair work for fire apparatus was a real need. He understood that
fire and emergency vehicles do intense work and that they still
must be ready at a moment’s notice to answer an emergency call.
Mark & Rob began to learn everything they could about fire and
rescue equipment, including attending specialty schools and classes.
Then they founded their company, ARMS Inc.
The company has expanded on its original mission of repair vehicles.
ARMS now also supplies any equipment for fire and rescue departments,
including pumps, clothing, trucks and the like.
November 1997, ARMS moved from its original location to a new state-of-the-art
facility. The new location includes more service bays, a test pit
and a paint booth. The expansion allows ARMS to provide even better
service to emergency and fire apparatus.