Ohio Power Tool started out as a small tool repair shop in central Ohio and has since grown into a primary tool supplier for contractors and businesses all over the country. Jim and Suzanne Amstutz founded Central Ohio Power Tool in 1983, and eventually dropped the “Central” off the name as the company expanded. They saw the potential for a family-owned, trade-focused tool repair shop in Columbus, and worked together throughout the years to shape the company into what it is today. Jim’s son, Jay, eventually took over as President, however Jim and Suzanne continue to work closely with the company to this day.
Once OPT got settled in Columbus and gained a solid customer base, they decided to start selling tools as well as doing repairs. A few key vendors were introduced to the store based on recommendations from their customers. Milwaukee, Bosch, and Ridgid were the first to come to Ohio Power Tool, which brought all of their customers’ favorite products to one shop. Since then, OPT has acquired over 120 vendors and continues to grow exponentially each year. Their newest store location in Grandview—which is 5 times larger than the original store—is the perfect one stop shop for all your tool repair, rental, and retail needs.
Our most recent expansion introduced Trade Pro Outfitters, our store-within-a-store at Ohio Power Tool that carries apparel and safety products. This new wing was built at the end of 2020, and satisfies a demand for curated safety products, apparel, AR/FR clothing, boots, and more for local trade professionals. This space is also home to our Training Room which is used by our experienced Safety Specialists to teach our customers and affiliates about important safety products and practices.
We at Ohio Power Tool take pride in how far we have come as a company and cherish the strong relationships we have built with our customers and vendors along the way. Check us out online or stop in to meet our exceptional team at 999 Goodale Blvd. We are always happy to help! Ohio Power Tool is active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, so give us a follow to stay up to date with our latest news, deals, and events!