Our Story

GET A GRIP leads the resurfacing industry with proven products and cutting-edge techniques that make it the most sought after company today. Whether the job calls for repairing and resurfacing a fiberglass bathtub, bringing new life to stained or scarred kitchen countertops, or turning tired, worn cabinets like new, GET A GRIP continues to revolutionize the industry. Serving homeowners, property managers, apartments, hotels, motels, resorts, and government institutions, our focus on ingenuity and safety is evident in the quality delivered to our clients.

In 1998, Ryan Dillard left Dallas in a red Jeep, carrying only a few belongings and the desire to take a break from his studies at Southern Methodist University. His plan? To visit family in the mountains of New Mexico and think about the direction of his life. The furthest thing from his mind was becoming part of a family business that would blaze a trail in the resurfacing industry.

During Ryan's visit, he discovered how one could restore - without removal - worn bathtubs and countertops. He also saw the potential to reach out to a larger clientele. He called his parents, Cub and Sharon Dillard, and told them they had to come to Albuquerque to expand this unique business opportunity, Get A Grip.

Put yourselves in Cub and Sharon's shoes. The two were top executives with many years invested in their work. Their 21-year-old son was urging them to give up their jobs, their home, their lifestyle, and move to Albuquerque. They thought he was crazy, or maybe suffering from altitude sickness.

Ryan didn’t give up. He kept calling until Sharon came to Albuquerque to see for herself what was making her son so excited. She got it immediately.

“Everything seemed to fall into place,” says Sharon. “Right down to a house in the mountains that I had admired for years that was for sale. I have always believed when it’s right, it’s easy!”

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In 1999, Sharon began dividing her time between Dallas and Albuquerque. Cub stayed in Dallas, not quite convinced this was the path to take. Six months later, Sharon left her executive position to begin concentrating on marketing and advertising for Get A Grip. That convinced Cub to bring his 30 years of sales and finance experience to the growing company.

Today, Get A Grip leads the resurfacing industry in over 30 locations across the country. The company remains a true family business.

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