A large group of people wanted to help the David Ruelas Family celebrate the opening of their business Fast Mobile Services in the Port of Grandview. Pictured, from left, are Chamber representative Sarah Herrera,
Congressman Dan Newhouse, Grandview Mayor Norm Childress, Fatima Ruelas, David Ruelas, Karla Ruelas, Miss Grandview Court Princesses Kendall Roberson and Krystal Bravo, Miss Grandview Maritza Alvarez, and Tammy Ouellette of the Chamber.
As of Tuesday, February 27, 2018
GRANDVIEW The Port of Grandview, the Chamber of Commerce, the mayor and a congressman all turned out Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of Fast Mobile Services.
The new business is a dream-come-true for brother and sister David and Fatima Ruelas.
“I never dreamed I’d be able to have this opportunity,” Ruelas said.
He told the more than 250 people who attended grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in the state of the art four-bay shop on Colleen Way he had borrowed money from his mother 12 years ago to purchase his first mobile service truck.
“I was just a diesel mechanic,” he said. “I don’t think I have paid her back yet.”
Today, Fast Mobile Services is housed in a 14,000-square-foot building constructed by Columba River Steel and Construction Inc. of Grandview.
Saying he had made use of Fast Mobile Services on his Sunnyside farm, Congressman Dan Newhouse congratulated the Ruelas family.
“They knew starting and expanding a small business wouldn’t be easy,” Newhouse said.
Noting that small businesses employ the most people in nation, Newhouse said he was very excited for the Ruelas family.
“I’m excited to see their success,” he said.
Newhouse also complemented the Port of Grandview for its efforts to help the Ruelas made theirs happen.
“The port is ensuring the future will be successful in their community,” he said.
Mayor Norm Childress added his words of praise to the Ruelas family.
“We offer our hearty thanks to the family for helping to build our tax base,” he said.
“Thanks for choosing Grandview, Childress told the Ruelas family, who are originally from Sunnyside.
Their first business was located on Emerald Road. Their shop was so small they could only work on tow truck at a time inside and two outside.
Now, in addition the new shop, they have nearly 4,000 square feet devoted to retail sales in a new parts department.