Company Info

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Making Life Easier for Contractors

Bolt Star LLC specializes in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of innovative tools for the construction industry.

Our goal is for every contractor to have tools that increase efficiency, quality and safety, and speed construction. Wherever possible we seek solutions that contribute to a better world by reducing construction waste. That’s a tall order. How do we do it?

The Key To Our Success

The spark for a better tool idea, for example the BOLT STAR reusable bolt template, came from seeing the opportunity to re-engineer a wasteful and inefficient construction process. Two electricians, tired of the time consuming task of building wood templates for light pole bases that were simply discarded after the job, one day declared to one another, “There’s got to be a better way!” They teamed up with an engineer and thus began 10-years of design collaboration, sketches and testing different prototype solutions.

Along came Ken Gregory with a background in commercial and residential construction and a sharp eye for innovative products that delivered real results. Working with the inventors of BOLT STAR, Ken built a business around this “fun and interesting tool”. However, Ken knew that delivering tools that consistently perform for contractors in the field takes focus and hard work. As such, all of Bolt Star LLC’s patented designs go through years of development and rigorous field testing before being readied for market.

Bolt Star LLC today is a small family-run American business, proud to offer construction tools that are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA. That’s a big deal for us. We are dedicated to earning your trust through construction solutions that deliver real on-the-job value, through an evolving dealer network that is second to none.

Management

Ken Gregory is President and Owner of Bolt Star LLC. Ken is an experienced small businessman dating back to his roots working in his father’s country store and gas station. He opened and managed a Chevron gas station for his father at the ripe young age of 16. Bolt Star LLC is a match made in heaven for Ken, allowing him to exercise his commercial and residential construction experience coupled with his extensive background in product development. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as President of Construction Innovations LLC and created the Tools and Materials division. Ken took the lead with the BOLT STAR tool in the early design stages, developing the brand and go-to-market strategy and building a vast distribution network in electrical, construction and concrete supply. For eight years prior to that, Ken was involved in large scale residential and commercial land development, including senior positions at Southfork Development Group and as a partner in Sierra Crest Partners. He also led construction teams on complex commercial projects for general contractor Gray Construction. Through his own firm, Table Rock Consulting, Ken served as a management consultant to Top 100 companies, including Rex Moore Electric, Airco, Porsche Cars N.A., TRW Information Services and others. Ken loves the outdoors and is an avid camper, hiker and fisherman. He has been known to occasionally pick up a golf club, completing his life long quest for a hole in one in 2019. Ken holds a B.S. degree (honors) from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
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