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ABOUT — CHRIS OVERACKER

Custom built Jeep YJ, CODE 4x4.
 
Chris pilots his tricked out YJ on a trail near Moab, Utah.

My experience with 4x4s began in 1974 with my first Jeep, a '46 Willys CJ-2A.

After several years of tinkering with the Willys, two years of auto shop in high school, and graduating from Denver Automotive and Diesel College, I worked for several different 4x4 shops then decided it was time to start my own business.

In 1983, I settled in Glenwood Springs Colorado, where I started Stage West 4x4 Center. Offering 4x4 repair, custom fabrication, accessories and Jeep replacement parts was my specialty. Soon, Stage West became known for its attention to detail, customer service and selection of replacement Jeep parts.

Off-road desert racing entered the picture in spring of 1987, when my friends and I built a Jeep CJ-7 from scratch for the famous Mint 400 off-road race. We entered class 3 and finished 4th place. Later, we entered the Craig 300, and then the Mint 400 again in 1988. We gained valuable experience, knowledge and acquired several friends that set the stage for future events.

Chris Overacker with Jeep.
 
This JK Rubicon is a recent CODE build.

By the mid 90's, Stage West 4x4 Center was setting the standard in Western Colorado for custom fabrication of suspension systems, bumpers, cages, and general fabrication. National magazine editors and writers noticed several products I built as one-offs, and asked me supply them with products and to build trick vehicles for them.

Stage West was soon nationally recognized. I then saw the need to start another company that specialized in Jeep related products. Manufacturing and mail-order were in the future.

In the summer of 1995 I founded Mountain Off Road Enterprises, Inc. (M.O.R.E.). Less than a year later I sold Stage West 4x4 Center, and moved M.O.R.E. to Rifle Colorado. M.O.R.E. grew into a large manufacturing business that now provides the 4x4 industry with several unique products, most of which I designed and engineered.

In 2001 I sold M.O.R.E., and incorporated CODE 4X4, Inc. (Chris Overacker Design Enterprises). CODE 4X4 has since grown into another thriving business. In late 2011 we doubled the size of our facility, up-dated our computers, added tools, equipment, and inventory. This allows us to better serve Western Colorado's demand for professional Jeep, Truck, and SUV repair, parts, service and accessories.