Find A Wrench was founded in early 2017 by Jay Goninen and has steadily grown from a new startup to a legit player in the service staffing business.
Jay has been involved in the service business for most of his life. His family took over ownership of a small auto repair shop in Mineral Point, Wisconsin when Jay was just 9 years old. Because of lack of funds, Jay’s family didn’t have the ability to hire on anybody to do office work and this resulted in Jay needing to step up. Working around his school schedule, he answered phones, scheduled appointments and filled out deposit slips.
Little did he know that the experiences he had early in life would have a huge impact on the business he would eventually start. Even the name Find A Wrench is a reference to hearing his Dad say that “He couldn’t find a darn wrench anywhere”. Of course, he was talking about needing Mechanics. As he entered his professional life, he started to understand that it was getting even tougher to find Mechanics and that a lot of shop owners were struggling.
Find A Wrench started in early 2017, with Jay Goninen calling up some of his friends and telling them that he was starting a business. He offered to help find them Mechanics for free in exchange for gaining valuable experience. After making a few placements, business started to pick up. People other than friends were calling and asking for help and the team at Find A Wrench has been busy ever since.