Alaska Small Business Development Center

Dirt Machines Mobile Services

Need heavy machinery maintenance?
Look to the north!

When Tim Whisel began working on heavy equipment part-time, he realized that working with his hands was what he wanted to do. Upon retiring from the military, he immersed himself in the field and created a new operation dedicated to affordability and quality service to do just that in Fairbanks and the surrounding area of Interior Alaska.

Dirt Machines Mobile Services

Dirt Machines Mobile Services (DMMS) is a veteran-owned and family operated small business providing service for heavy equipment in the construction and mining industries. With a focus on customer satisfaction and minimal equipment downtime, DMMS provides troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance on issues that arise with engines, hydraulics, electrical, brakes, steering, and air and fuel systems – just to name a few.

What sets Tim apart as an entrepreneur was his ability to fund his business with mostly cash, which meant very little borrowing and minimal advertising. With self-study, flexibility, networking and referrals, he began his business venture with the Small Business Development Center in Fairbanks. He worked directly with Alexis Fanelli on navigating the processes involved with becoming an established legal structure, finalizing a business plan, and creating an online presence; essentially building from the ground up. Regarding his experience as a startup he shared; “Alexis was very helpful as a sounding board for reviewing my business model and direction. She also gave me good pointers and a couple of things to work on to finish up the business structure and vision.”

Dirt Machines Mobile Services

Maintenance is essential to preventing breakdowns and accelerated wear and tear on components while also extending a machine’s useful service life. Unfortunately, routine servicing is often overlooked until it is too late; that is where Dirt Machines Mobile Services can assist by providing affordable and direct on-site service.

Whether preventative or repair in nature, connect with Dirt Machines Mobile Services for your heavy machinery needs through their main website.