2011 PTEN Toolbox Contest winners announced

We received over 60 entries in the third annual PTEN Toolbox Contest. After tallying more than 5,600 votes, Professional Tool & Equipment News is excited to announce the winners of this year's contest. 

Most Customized

First place: Doug Dombeck, Arrow Buick GMC (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)

Second place: James R. Sheller, Twekd & Slamm'n Customs U.S.A. (Pittsburg, Pa.)


Most Vintage

First place: Albert Verdonck (Gambrills, Md.)

Second place: Andy Roberts, Owners Choice Auto Body (Elk Grove Village, Ill.)


Most Cluttered 

First place: Jess Wright, Double C Trucking (Miller, Mo.)

Second place: Jym Silvan, Kelly's Auto Body (Bellevue, Wash.)


Most Organized

First place: John Galli, Westchester Automotive (Mount Vernon, N.Y.)

Second place: Joseph Zygmont, Greg's Automotive Services (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.)


Random Voters

Roger Griffin (Oklahoma)

Salvatore Giunta (Florida)

Mark Donahue (Massachusetts)


First prize winners in each category received the following:

  • 72" Homak black toolbox
  • Chicago Pneumatic CP7749 1/2" impact wrench and CP7729 3/8" impact wrench
  • Central Tools Rotor Runout and Balljoint Gauge
  • GuardAir 1510 Gun Vac
  • Knipex 10" Diagonal Cutter and Pliers Wrench
  • KT Pro 15-piece reversible combination wrench set
  • Mayhew Tools two-piece Long Pneumatic Tool Set
  • Monster brand Heater/Blower combo, Ratcheting Screwdriver Swivel Screwdriver Set, Relay Circuit Tester, Serpentine Belt Grabber Tool, Underhood Worklight
  • Streamlight Strion LED flashlight
  • Sunex Tools SX3835 Impact Ratchet
  • S.U.R. & R. Ratcheting Flex Head Line Wrench Sets


Second prize winners in each category received the following prize package: 

  • Mountain White Shop Cart
  • Chicago Pneumatic CP7729 3/8" Impact Wrench and CP7828 3/8" Impact Ratchet
  • Central Tools Underhood Light
  • Knipex 10" Diagonal Cutter and Pliers Wrench
  • KT Pro 8-piece Flexible-Head Speed Wrench Set
  • Launch C6 scan tool
  • Mayhew Tools 5-piece Screw Extractor Set 
  • Streamlight Twin Task 3AA
  • Sunex Tools 9726 Socket/Bit Set


Three voters were also selected at random, and will receive the following prize package: 

  • Streamlight Stylus Pro
  • Chicago Pneumatic 3/8" Impact Ratchet
  • Knipex 10" Diagonal Cutters
  • Central Tools 3M113 Micrometer Set
  • KT Pro 9-piece Combination Wrench Set


Special thanks to the sponsors of this contest for support and prize donations.
Sponsors were Homak, Chicago Pneumatic, Central Tools, GuardAir, KT Pro, Mayhew Tools, Monster, Streamlight, Sunex, S.U.R. & R., Mountain and Launch/

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Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for reading PTEN!