Working with Dad for Generations: State Trailer Supply


From left: Brian, Mark, and Ray say the secret to success is honesty and great service.

“Our Mission is to help people build memories and enjoy a vacation, trouble free.”

State Trailer Supply has been serving Northern Utah, Idaho, and Arizona for over 90 years. Mark and Ray Hult are currently running the business, which was founded in 1926 by Mark’s great-grandfather. It began as a source for auto parts in Salt Lake City. The business branched into RV and trailer parts and now operates out of four locations. State Trailer Supply has been family owned and operated all this time.

Mark’s Dad, Ray, at 80 years old, is still working four or five days a week. He’s not ready to retire yet! And Mark’s son, Brian, is also working with them. This family really enjoys working together.

Mark credits his father and grandfather for setting an example of a great work ethic. They taught him that maintaining a business is more than just making a dollar; it’s about taking care of people.

State Trailer Supply was built on a foundation of great service. “We want to help people get what they need to enjoy a great vacation,” Mark says. State Trailer specializes in helping do-it-your-selfers get advice and guidance with their RV projects. Many people prefer to buy the parts and do the work themselves. “We help people get the parts they need, whether they install them themselves or use our service departments.” They supply everything from vintage trailers to brand new ones. State Trailer Supply is a great source for anything you need for your RV or trailer, such as furnaces and air conditioners, plumbing parts, windows, doors, axles, tires and wheels, jacks, suspension, and parts for boat trailers and utility trailers. State Trailer has a service center in each location with certified RV technicians. They can install everything they sell.

Many of the younger generations are taking a great interest in recreational vehicles right now. “We’re excited to work with the next generation of trailer and RV adventurers.” It’s a great time to think about a road trip. With all the events of the last couple of months, everyone is really excited to go somewhere this summer, and with social distancing and worries about contamination, a trailer is a great way to travel right now. And this is a great time of year to check everything and make sure it’s ready for summer.

The Hult family says they have been very blessed that the company has survived for so long and through so many economic challenges. “The secret to our success is honesty and great service. We strive to always have our customer’s best interest at heart. We want to keep and build relationships that last.”

Mark says, “My Dad is my greatest hero. He’s taught me everything I know about business.”

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