Our story, creating Garage

Martin Hunt

Written by Martin Hunt

Co-founder of Garage

October 18, 2023


Martin Hunt

How we started

The fire service has been a part of my life since a young age. Growing up in Hockessin, Delaware, I joined my local fire department as a junior member at 15 years old. After several years of training and volunteering with Hockessin Fire Company, I got jobs at neighboring departments working as a Firefighter & EMT to save money for college.

In the 10 years since I first joined the fire service, I’ve witnessed countless departments try to buy and sell surplus equipment in all sorts of ways: Facebook groups, local auctions, and word of mouth. We experienced all kinds of issues ranging from online scammers, difficulty finding affordable pre-owned equipment, and coordinating logistics.

After experiencing first-hand the pain of trying to sell surplus equipment, I teamed up with my friend who studied computer science to make an easy and secure way for fire departments to transfer equipment.

Martin Hunt

Vision for Garage

Fire departments are the backbone of our communities, and deserve access to quality pre-owned equipment and apparatus. We want to create the most secure platform for buyers and sellers of pre-owned firefighting equipment. No more hassle in dealing with Facebook scammers.

Garage is a complete solution, specifically created to help fire departments and local governments dispose of their surplus. We handle all the payments processing, logistics, and paperwork needed to sell your surplus equipment to a department in need.


We love to talk to our users

At Garage, we value our relationships with users more than anything else. If you have any questions or feedback, you can contact me directly at martin@withgarage.com or (201) 293-7164 . I'm available 365 days of the year, no exceptions.

We want to make sure that you are taken care of, so Garage offers buyer/seller protection, integrated logistics, and customer service to make sure you’re covered and can focus on the important things.

Please give us a call, we would love to learn more about you!

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