How it all started…
In 1996 Bullhide 4x4 all started with, you guessed it - Bullhide truck liners. And a whole bunch of them at that. Over 16,000 of your trucks in northern Colorado have been sprayed with our Bullhide liner. That is until 2003 when we took that leap, moved across town, and expanded to offer a full retail shop to be able to provide you with a full line of accessories along with eight service bays for installation and repair on any vehicle!
We’re Scott and Susan Butters, founders of Bullhide 4x4, proud Coloradans celebrating 20 years in business this year. However, our history in the automotive industry stretches far beyond that. Susan’s family owns a local Grease Monkey and Scott worked at the auto shop for several years before we started Bullhide spray-on liners in 1996.
You could say that we eat, breath, and sleep the auto and 4x4 industry.
A little more about the Butters…
Susan’s role is varied, from human resources to marketing to bookkeeping. But she says, “It is fun to be female in a male dominated industry. You can catch people by surprise, but you also have to know your industry well, speak with confidence and admit it when you don’t know something.”
Susan finds that occasionally women who come to Bullhide appreciate having another woman on hand, but, overall, her staff is focused on educating and helping every customer who walks through their doors and their customers leave satisfied with their experience.
We also attribute Bullhide’s success in northern Colorado to the strong community relationships they have built over the years. “Bullhide is locally grown; we were raised here. We build relationships in the community and the referrals we get from that is huge. We focus on the customer and providing them great service, because we plan to be here for the long haul.”
Susan also spends much of her time volunteering in the community and supporting community nonprofits, such as Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center, Foothills Gateway and Serve 6.8.
“It has been a great ride. is industry is so much fun. People enjoy coming to us, and they are so excited when they leave here.” –Susan Butters
Susan and Scott have two children, Trevor and Megan. You’ll find Trevor working at the shop while also attending Front Range Community College. As a family of outdoor enthusiasts, we’re always busy doing something, varying from four-wheeling to snowmobiling to hunting. Though Susan has access to plenty of sport vehicles with all the bells and whistles, she drives a Jeep Grand Cherokee for the daily grind.
You will find Scott at the shop daily, helping customers find exactly what they want or need and has a hands on approach to business. Everyone on the Bullhide 4x4 team is responsible for its success and reputation. Other hobbies? Hunting, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, fishing, NASCAR, and traveling to those “fun in the sun” spots around the world. You’ll find Scott’s favorite ride is (bright green!) 2016 Dodge Ram truck.
The entire team at Bullhide 4x4 wants to thank you for the support throughout the years. We look forward to building new friendships and serving you in the future!
Now for the fun part – the giveaway!
We’re giving away 10 long sleeved Bullhide 20-year anniversary t-shirts to 10 lucky fans!
2 - Tag your photos with #Bullhide4x4 (on Instagram or Facebook) or re-post our 20 year anniversary photo to be entered to win!
*Winners chosen at random and must pick up in-store at 5817 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525.