Tinker Tech. LLC
Lexington, KY 40515, US
Tinker Tech’s vision is to Analyze, Access, & Execute upon other products in mind & any others that don’t literally “Work” the way they should, could, & would clearly benefit from being invented/reinvented with mechanical or scientific upgrades.
Tinker Tech., LLC is a new and innovative business with our headquarters presently based in Lexington, Kentucky, but willing to relocate if it becomes literally “worth”it. The emphasis of this company is to specialize in the inventing or re-invention of products that can assist, improve, and impact each and every American in both commercial and residential markets while increasing production in direct relation to Ergonomics. Our plan is to create products that make both life and work easier, safer, and more productive for each and every person who purchase a Tinker Tech product. Our primary focus in the beginning is to market and sell our patented and trademarked “Hillbarrow” line of products 1st, along with other specialty attachments that are prototyped and work-ready to be patented, trademarked, and production ready as well.
The Hillbarrow invention offers the unique ability to be sold as an attachment that UNIVERSALLY fits the most commonly purchased one-wheeled, 6 cubic foot wheelbarrow(s), available for sale at your local Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware Stores. Fortunately, there has yet to be a product like the Hillbarrow sold in the U.S. markets and within the lawn care, wheeled-carts, or home improvement sections of national retailers. To re-clarify, the Hillbarrow invention withholds a UNIVERSAL Design that Simply Motorizes our brand and theirs, and is extremely elementary to operate.
Many products of the past have been reinvented many times over in a more simplified, compact, and eco-friendly type way. The invention of the smart phone is a prime example of a product that people never knew they would ever need or have to have, while today they couldn’t imagine going a day without! One of the keys to every invention is that it’s designed in such a manner that it literally “Works” to make its predecessors obsolete, while opening the door of opportunity for a successful new product and brand to be born.
Products / Services
It’s Way Past Time the Average Wheelbarrow Pulls it’s own Weight & Your Load…Meet the Hillbarrow!
This Fully Patented and Trademarked Product Motorizes the Average One-Wheeled Wheelbarrows. It’s UNIVERSAL Design not only motorizes our brand, but it can also be sold as an attachment to motorize the wheelbarrows sold at Lowes, Home Depot, & Ace Hardware as well. Men and women alike have both shown excitement in the prospect of owning a motorized “Hillbarrow” versus the same ole Push and Strain Antique Version of the Past! Those with all sorts of farms, construction companies, and landscaping businesses have been very interested in the time, labor, & back-saving properties the Hillbarrow has to offer as well. (Email Proof available upon Request.)
There isn’t one person whom could honestly say “I’d rather Strain to Push an Average Loaded Down Wheelbarrow and become exhausted from the repetitive haul, versus having a rechargeable Hillbarrow to pull your weight and focus on the Finish.”
We welcome you to join us in bringing this new brand and new product to market.
Owner of American Pride Concrete here in Lexington Kentucky for over 12 years and a proud A+ Member of the Better Business Bureau since 2006. Sole Inventor of the Hillbarrow brand and Founder of Tinker Tech in 2013. The Patent was filed July 24, 2013 and Awarded April 7, 2015. The Trademark “HILLBARROW” was registered September 23, 2014 and consists of standard characters without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color. Both the Patent and Trademark is under one individual name and solely owned by the inventor Gary Vandelinde.
Executive Vice President Executive Officer
17+ years with the Kroger Company Louisville Division. Specializing in Customer Relations, Retail Management, SHRINK Management, Merchandising, & Event Planning. Worked In customer relations for American Pride Concrete for 12 years, and currently works in overseeing development of the Tinker Tech Co.
Managing Director Engineering
Shawn Davis can assist in Sales, Operations, and Logistics for the Tinker Tech. Company. Mr. Davis is the President of Capital City Construction, LLC which was opened for business in 2009. In 2002 Shawn received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. Mr. Davis has 14 years of engineering and sales experience to offer to Tinker Tech. Mr. Davis has worked for DuPont, JLG Industries, and Allegheny Power before deciding to go into business full time for himself. Mr. Davis also has five years of manufacturing process improvement and 2 years as Regional Midwest Sales Manager for JLG Industries. While sharing a common goal, possessing industry experience, and innovative business/product interest, Mr. Davis will be a valuable asset and have a lot to offer as a member of our Tinker Tech. Team.
Investors / Lenders
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