Hello, my name is Tyson Juhl, Thanks for visiting my website. Back in Time Restorations is a hobby that has turned into a part-time business for my Dad, Darrlyn Juhl and I. We're no big corporation, we don't have employees, we dont have an office, we dont even have a shop & Nor do we have a T.V. show like Rick! Just common folks, working out of my garage, doing what we love. My Dad's full-time gig is working @ Eaton Corporation in Kearney, NE. They are a producer of engine components, gears, valves, etc. He has been there for approximately 20 years and is nearing retirement. Me, on the other hand, far from retirement unfortunately, just approaching 30 years old and owning/operating a small Sinclair gas station along Highway 30 in Wood River, NE. That's where this all stemmed from, decorating my station with old gas pumps, signs, etc. I found a few gas pumps lying out in an old field, purchased them and my Dad and I restored them. One went to my station and one ended up in my house. Since then, we have done many more for people who have seen our work. Back in Time Restorations specializes in gas pumps but does many other restorations. We do neon signs, air meters, bicycles, coin-ops, barber chairs, soda machines, cigarette machines, fire hydrants, pedal cars, picnic coolers, jukeboxes, strength machines, etc. etc. etc.
Well, Thanks to all my wonderful customers who share that same passion as I do, "business" is becoming more of a "business", than a hobby. I am doing this gig full-time now and loving every second of it. I have hired some good help @ the Sinclair station and my Mother has also been helping out up there as I'm not able too. I put up a booth @ the Tri-City Street Rod show in Grand Island back in January (see pics below), which I've attended since I was just a kid. My Dad and I used to put my go-cart in the show years back. Since then, we've grown into cars and we've had several cars in the show over the years. The show helped alot with advertising and got the word out. I've recently purchased an enclosed trailer (see pic below) for delivering/picking up pumps, and also a few new pieces of shop equipment. I now, have a "shop," more like a garage, but hey, the History channel hasn't called yet with any TV contracts, LOL. I have added some pics of it under "The Shop" tab, check it out, it's pretty neat. I just returned home tonight (10:30) from a little town up by Columbus called Bellwood. It was my first return customer. He said he liked this one even better than the first one. That makes a guy feel good about his work when the customer is happy. As I was traveling through the town of Central City, someone seen my trailer with my ad and number on it and called and asked me to stop by on my way back through to look at some pumps for a restoration quote. Upon returning from Bellwood, I stopped and scored 2 more jobs with the Central City guy. While I was visiting with him, I got an email from a woman in Kansas City wanting a pump her husband for their 39th Wedding Anniversary. It seems like it's all coming togethor all at once. I can only hope things stay the way they are. Right now, I have 6 pumps to do, plus the two I got tonight. Once again, I just want to Thank all of you, especially my customers!
I have decided to set up a vendor booth up @ IOWA GAS the year in Des Moines August 1-3. Hope to see you all there. Come say hi!
WILL BE @ IOWA GAS THIS YEAR AGAIN IN THE BALLROOM, LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL, JULY 31-AUG 2.
TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVIN FUN, ITS BEEN OVER A WHOLE YEAR SINCE I'VE UPDATED THIS PAGE OF MY SITE, BEEN BUSY, LOVIN EVERY MINUTE OF IT, GONNA BE @ IOWA GAS AGAIN THIS YEAR, SAME PLACE AS LAST TIME (BALLROOM), HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE AGAIN! JULY 31-AUG 2.