Mootz Small Engine open for business
As of late September, the Merrill community has another local option for small engine repair with the opening of Mootz’s Small Engine Sales and Service,
As owner Aaron Mootz explains, his delve into the realm of small engine repair came about as a secondary income opportunity seven years ago.
“Just about the same time my son was born in 2012, things began to slow down at my full-time job. We were told things would be slow for a while which meant reduced hours and income. I decided to start looking around for options to make some extra money while things were slow and found a few technical courses online I was interested in.
“It came down to locksmithing or small engine repair which were both offered online through Penn Foster College,” Aaron said.
“I chose small engine repair being it was something I’ve always been interested in. And I figured by learning more about small engine repair, I could not only possibly make extra money but save some money by working on my own machines, rather than taking them somewhere else.”
A year later, Mootz earned a technical certificate in Small Engine Repair and immediately began helping friends and family with their small engine repair needs.
“I’ve really come to enjoy it as a hobby and decided to give it a go as a side business,” he adds.
Located at 702 Surrey Lane, Mootz is equipped to handle most any small engine task, from routine mower and snowblower maintenance and repair to engine rebuilds and ATV engine work. He also offers free delivery and pick-up in the Merrill area.
For more information on services and pricing, Aaron can be contacted at (715) 216-5761, email at Mootz_SmallEngines@yahoo.com or on Facebook at Mootz’s Small Engine.