Our Team


Scott Butters

Scott is the owner of Bullhide 4x4 in Fort Collins along with his wife, Susan. Scott has been working in the accessory and automotive industry for over 22 years. You will find him at the Fort Collins shop daily, helping customers find exactly the truck accessories and covers they want or need and has a hand’s on approach to business. Everyone on The Bullhide 4x4 team is responsible for its success and reputation. Scott has two children, Trevor and Megan and he loves to be involved with their activities when not at the shop. He also enjoys hunting, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, fishing, NASCAR, and traveling to those “fun in the sun” spots around the world.

Specialty: Owner/ Operator/ Do Everything Needed
Ride: 2014 JK Rubicon Unlimited
Favorite Place to Explore: MOAB
Favorite Music in the Shop: Anything but Hardrock
Latest Upgrade: CBI Front Bumper and Warn Winch
Next Upgrade on Wishlist: Rockhard Skid Plates

Store Manager

Ray Schleppy

Ray Schleppy is the Store Manager for Bullhide 4x4. He has worked in the 4WD industry since 1983. He began he career in Denver and then came to Fort Collins in 1990. Ray has been with Bullhide 4x4 since 2003 when the store expanded to truck covers and other auto accessories and the new location was found. He was instrumental in making that change from the bed liner business to what it is today.

Ray is married and has two children. He enjoys working on and around automobiles. He learned the trade from his father at age 5 and never left it! He also enjoys 4-wheeling, hunting, fishing and most of all, time with his family.

Specialty: Loves working on old Jeeps
Ride: 1972 CJ6 Jeep
Favorite Place to Explore: Anywhere in the mountains
Favorite Music in the Shop: Country
Latest Upgrade: Rigid Dually Spot Light
Next Upgrade on Wishlist: Power steering and front disc brakes
Ray Schleppy
Tom Niesent


Assistant Manager

Tom Niesent

Tom Niesent is a Fort Collins native and has been with the Bullhide 4x4 team for the past nine years. You will find Tom at the front counter or anywhere he is needed while helping customers either with their truck or jeep or even maybe a golf cart modification job! He has over 18 years of experience of building and modifying vehicles on his own vehicles, as well as friends and family. Tom is married with three children that keep him very busy.  He also enjoys his time outdoors hunting, fishing, or participating in sports.



Specialty: Jk’s, Toyotas
Ride: 2007 JK Unlimited “Saharacon”
Favorite Place to Explore: Local Trails
Favorite Music in the Shop: Country
Latest Upgrade: LED Lights, Bumpers
Next Upgrade: Brakes, Gears and 37” tires

Sales Team

Stop in to talk to one of other valuable parts specialists on our sales team to help you with your vehicle needs.







Service Advisor

Service Advisor

Heather became interested in the automotive industry because of her husband Mario. She learned to change clutches and motors on vehicles with him in their one car garage. Heather started out as a parts driver for Autozone and then got promoted to the commercial manager for 2 years. Soon after, she became a parts specialist for a year and then a service advisor for a year with King Buick GMC. 

Since then, Heather has joined the Bullhide family and is loving every minute of it.

Heather is a very proud mother of her son Elliot. She enjoys family time and would one day like to become a pastry chef. She loves making sweets!


In The Shop

Bullhide is proud to have such a great group in the shop to ensure the best car, truck, and Jeep service for our customers in the Fort Collins area. Together our sales and service team have over 140 years experience in the automotive industry combined.  

Pictured left to right: Travis Behne, Ray Huffaker, Nick Boone and Darrin Kaderka