Birdies Power Equipment in Springville is a locally-owned family business that started in a backyard shed about 40-years ago, buying and fixing lawn mowers found at thrift stores and yard sales.
Clint and Wendy Bird started the business to add income to a growing family. They moved into a bigger home in 1987 and started working from their garage.
Clint had a full-time job, so it was a struggle to keep doing the regular job and the growing business of repairing equipment.
In 1997, he took a leave of absence from his employer, Geneva Steel, to see if they could survive on just the income from the repair business.
Clint returned to his full-time job for a couple of months and quickly realized he needed to keep growing the repair business.
In just a short time, the business was too much for a garage mechanic and the business was relocated out of the garage to a downtown location.
Again, the business quickly outgrew that location and Birdies moved to a larger shop in Spanish Fork.
When the economy took a dive in 2008 – 2009, the Bird’s struggled to stay afloat, but they did – and more.
Birdies found a better-suited shop in Springville and started the regrowth that continues today. They have added monthly RV parking to the mix.
They have been in their current shop location at 147 North 2000 West in Springville since 2011.
They began their business with just the two of them and have expanded with two of their children, Josh and Jared, as well as four other employees.
Wendy says, “We couldn’t be where we are today without them, and our loyal customers who have followed us through the many ups and downs.”
Birdies has developed quite a loyal following with the inclusion of custom generator installations and service work along with the installation of solar panels on Recreational Vehicles, horse trailers, food trucks, off-grid cabins, mobile pet groomers, bookmobiles, and more.
It is not uncommon for their RV friends to come from the area, but they have experienced customers traveling from the East Coast, Texas, California, and many places in between. One recently made their way from Canada.
Birdies has also carved out a niche supplying and repairing power equipment for contractors around the area, from excavators to brick and stucco businesses to concrete finishers.
If you live in a home that has been built in the past 30 to 40 years in Utah County or nearby, there is a very good chance the Bird’s helped with the equipment utilized in the construction of your home.
They have basically outgrown the homeowner market of lawn mowers, tillers, weed whackers, and snow blowers, but they can refer you to a reliable business associate of theirs if needed.
Birdies offers new and used equipment in their showroom and Clint is a certified Onan generator repair technician. Gas, diesel, or propane, they sell and fix them all. They can also help you with a backup generator for your home – you won’t have to worry when there is a power outage.
Of course, with all the growth Birdies Power Equipment has experienced over the years, Clint is always looking for talented mechanics.
It seems there is a shortage of mechanics around the country right now, and Utah is no exception. If you have mechanical talent, or know someone that does, Clint would certainly like to speak with you.
Clint and Wendy also say, “We are forever grateful to those who have supported us throughout the years and we will continue to be a source of help for those across this great state and beyond.”
If you have questions, feel free to stop by or simply give them a call at 801-491-6095. Their motto is “When the job gets tough, it’s for the Birds.”