What started off as a conversation between two friends led to the implementation of a brilliant idea: a flare nut wrench that ratchets 360°. One man had an idea, another believed in it and initiated the process of making it a reality, and another perfected the plan, with all three bringing it to fruition. As a team, these three men created Tribus Innovations, a registered limited liability corporation (LLC) in the state of Washington, and now plan to take their company public.
WHY WE DO IT
Tribus Innovations is currently focused on the tubing fastener tool industry with a new, impressive twist on an existing tool, the ratcheting flare nut wrench, with an aim to develop more and exciting products in the near future.
Tribus Innovations looks to expand its offerings of specialty tool design and development by offering mobile applications development. We are a technology company that aims to leverage these tools to grow our vision into reality.
WHAT WE'VE DONE
The manufacture of the ratcheting flare nut wrench would revolutionize the auto mechanic industry but also has great potential for other industries that use traditional flare nut wrenches. After the painstaking process of designing and creating successful prototypes, these founders submitted a patent. As of summer 2016, Tribus Innovations, LLC is under patent pending status. Tribus Innovations is now ready to produce its revolutionary wrench for market distribution.
Tribus Innovations at present is under patent pending status (15/092,056) with no existing competition in this market and has accumulated over 500 pre-orders.
REVOLUTIONIZING THE EVERYDAY
Kendall earned a Bachelor's Degree in Project Management from DeVry University and obtained an Associate's Degree in Drafting and Design from Casper College. Kendall has worked in the construction field for the past 10 years, working as an Electrical Building Information Modeling Specialist and a Project Manager. Kendall has served as the project manager for multiple ventures in Wyoming, Washington and Idaho. Kendall designs and executes 3D virtual models of commercial buildings to resolve coordination interferences between different construction disciplines to ultimately pre-fabricate designs off-site, thus saving costly rework and expensive downtime.
Kendall has been integral in developing Tribus Innovations in order to launch and develop various innovations. Kendall has been at the forefront of getting prototypes made of the ratcheting flare nut wrench and getting Tribus Innovations ready for full-time production and distribution.
Jay considers himself a software technology evangelist. After having earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington, he began his career as a draftsman for a local engineering firm. Having gained invaluable experience and expertise from various roles, he became adept at creating complex 3D models of buildings and equipment and understanding how things get connected in a complicated design system. Later joining Autodesk in 2006 as a Technical Specialist, Jay further honed his software skills in addition to publicly speaking in various forums.
After learning more about the decision-making process on behalf of small, medium, and large businesses over the past 10 years and affecting those company wide decisions, Jay has a great understanding of managing technology. With those strengths, Jay has been responsible for the advanced design of the ratcheting flare nut wrench and furthering the vision of Tribus Innovations.
Tommy received a certificate of Applied Science in Diesel Technology from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming in May of 2004. Since then he has worked as a mechanic in the automotive, agricultural, oil, coal, and construction industries in Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. It was during these experiences that the idea of the ratcheting flare nut wrench was conceived. Tommy knew that such a tool would improve his work as a mechanic.
Tommy's integral role in the development of Tribus Innovations and origination of the 360° ratcheting flare nut wrench has helped launch a "good idea" into a viable and successful business model aimed for production and distribution.