Skip Preloader



Mike & Cindy Wagner Secure A Lasting Future for Towing Companies in the Northwest

Lyons, OR (July 1, 2022) – Santiam Enterprises, the premier builder of Jerr-Dan tow truck equipment in the Northwest, and Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales, Jerr-Dan’s #1 Heavy Duty dealer in the country, today announced a merger in ownership under the Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales umbrella.

The merger with Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales based in Salt Lake City, UT, further increases Santiam Enterprises share in the western United States market. “The combination of Rocky Mountain with our local connection to Oregon and surrounding areas will only increase our ability to provide the best service available in the industry. This partnership is also expected to result in greater efficiencies and provide our existing customer base with more resources than previously experienced.” -Mike Wagner, Santiam Enterprises

“A merger was formed with Santiam Enterprises to help Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales strengthen its reach in the Northwest market,” commented Chris Nielsen of Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales. “Our proven ability to connect with and serve customers regardless of the distance between our facility and their shops combined with the customer-focus of Santiam Enterprises will allow Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales to only increase the number of satisfied, loyal customers in the Western United States.”

“All of the current staff at Santiam Enterprises will remain and continue providing our customers with the same great service, parts & accessories, warranty, custom applications, new builds and loyalty driven friendships. The partnership with Rocky Mountain will only add more resources to expedite the current services already known by our existing customers. We fully endorse Chris Nielsen, Justin Westwood and Jake Crane and look forward to another successful 35 years of providing our services to the wonderful customers that have brought us to this point. The future is bright for our existing customers and for our future customers.” said Mike Wagner.

Mike and Cindy will continue as part of the Santiam team to help with a seamless transition over the next few years. “Our Clients will continue to receive the same high quality service which they have come to expect.”

Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales will continue to operate the Lyons location under the name of Santiam. “We feel strongly that joining forces with Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales will allow us to realize our strategic goals and secure our interest and desire that Santiam continues on, even after Cindy and I retire.” explained Mike.



Rocky Mountain Wrecker Sales was established in 1968 and has been successfully passed down to the third generation of owners including Chris Nielsen, Justin Westwood and Jake Crane. They are Jerr-dan’s #1 Heavy Duty dealer and have established themselves as the premier tow truck dealer in the western United States. They currently have their headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT, are expanding to Lyons, OR and are looking to expand more in the future.

Product Enquiry