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#1 87redcat

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:40 AM

Saw on fb that Randy is closing the doors on his business. Selling off all his equipment. So sad.

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:13 AM

Yeah his Conquest page is down on the website.
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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:19 AM

Why what happened? He doing ok?

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:58 AM

Something about the rent going up to the point that it's no longer profitable to run the business. At least, that's what I read.
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Posted 09 October 2020 - 11:57 AM

From what I read....

New building owners. Raised lease 22%. Randy said no. Now he's selling off equipment because moving is expensive, and he doesn't have another location lined up.

As far as selling parts, he said it will be halted temporarily.

Tough situation, and he's still a few years away from retirement he mentioned as well...

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 01:34 PM

Really sucks

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 03:47 PM

Oh no.
God bless these people, And family, and what they have done for us.
Thank you DAD.

Precision machining is hard to come by these days.
Now it is gonna b even harder to find quality machining in that area, I am sure.


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 05:10 PM

He was planning on buying the building and was waiting to hear back about his offer, but the owners sold it to someone else without telling him. He didn't know until the new owner came in one day and mentioned about rent going up. Plus the terms of the lease weren't favorable either.

Hes quite stressed with trying to handle closing his business and selling off equipment within a short time period. Closing his business of 31 years takes its own emotional toll as well. I will say though that the positive words from the starquest community are certainly a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day.

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 07:08 PM

Randy....... Wishing and Praying the Best for you and your Family

Thank you for what you did for our StarQuest  Community !!!

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:27 PM

I dont know what to say. This is bad, very bad.
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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:53 PM

Absolutely horrible......I'm so sorry to hear
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 05:49 AM

Thank you My friends,  yes Bill ( coldscrip) is correct,   Right now  my only focus is selling off the machinery  and equipment and vacating the building, Diane and I spoke about keeping the parts sales for quest going, but will decide that  when things settle down.
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Posted 10 October 2020 - 08:26 AM

This has to be the biggest blow to our little SQ community in the last 20 years ... Not to mention the toll it must be taking and you and Diane!
Randy, you have always been beyond great with service, parts or just helpful advice. We all wish there was a way you could work it out with the new owners. I get it though, in the end it is a business and when it isn't profitable anymore you have to do what you have to do.
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Posted 10 October 2020 - 09:07 AM

This is bad news.  Good luck Randy.
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Posted 10 October 2020 - 09:09 PM

Best of luck Randy! You and Diane have come thru for me on so many occassions!
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Posted 11 October 2020 - 09:36 AM

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 03:49 PM

Very unfortunate news..... I remember back in the day when DAD rescued my yellow SQ, took it to the shop where he, Bill and I worked over the weekend to have it back on the road toward Seattle by Monday morning..... simply amazing!!

I can appreciate how disruptive losing your shop can be to the business...... I had a shop fire on Thanksgiving and had to vacate the building myself..... 2 SQ cars got smoked.

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 05:30 PM

This is horrible!
Best of luck to you and yours Randy.

View Postvettekiller593, on 09 September 2011 - 10:20 AM, said:

Lol you guys must be blind. He would of won if the supra didn't give him a 1/8 mile start. Lol you guys kill me.

View Postlionbull, on 07 September 2011 - 02:26 PM, said:

ALSO this is not a HP race. It is a race. You dyno queen guys need to remember this. I am not speaking to anyone in particular but you know who you are!

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 11:01 AM

Very sad to hear this.  Good luck to you Randy.


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 02:17 PM

Damn! Sorry to hear Dad.  I have several customers in the same ordeal here in L.A.  But owners are way more vicious here, I have 2 clients whose commercial rent was DOUBLED from one month to the next. It was basically pay or get TFO!  

Best of luck Randy.




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