Kenneth “Kenny” Jepson is an ambitious entrepreneur who opened both Jepson’s Guns & Ammo and JPT Garage in the past two years.
Jepson first opened JPT Garage in January of 2018 after spending over 10 years working and managing other workshops throughout the Inland Empire, including Dealer Alternative Solutions in Rancho Cucamonga. Jepson and his family have called Yucaipa home for the past 20 years which attributed to the decision to open the shop here in town.
Jepson joked, “I was tired of the drive” and also said, “ I like the drive of a block instead of 47 miles each way.”
Jepson has mastered his skills as a diesel mechanic specializing in European cars such as Land Rover, Audi, and Jaguar.
“It’s what I do,” Jepson said. JPT Garage also does a full range of services for domestic vehicles, both gas and diesel.
“We thrive on customer service,” said Jepson. He said he genuinely believes in making people happy with the services he and his staff provide, not only for JPT Garage, but also Jepson’s Guns & Ammo which opened in November of 2018.
Jepson spoke about how he had initially rented the parking lot in what is now Jepson’s Guns & Ammo for JPT Garage, and after talking with some friends decided that opening a gun shop was, “a great idea.” Jepson has plans for expanding his already robust business ventures by attempting to buy more property in Uptown Yucaipa.
One of Jepson’s goals is to open a technologically advanced shooting range that would be indoors, and run participants through hundreds of scenarios.
Jepson is hard at work providing the community of Yucaipa with the highest quality service and products available. Jepson believes in establishing relationships with customers and is thrilled to see how the city of Yucaipa has embraced both Jepson’s Guns & Ammo and JPT Garage.
Both business have commendable ratings on Google with JPT Garage averaging a 3-star review, and Jepson’s Guns & Ammo boasting an outstanding average of 5 stars. Gary Wang left a review for JPT Garage that said, “I have had my F250 diesel, GMC K5 and my D3 Audi there for service. Great service and fair prices. They are my go-to shop.”
Ethan Linstrom, a level 5 “local guide” on Google left this review about Jepson’s Guns & Ammo, calling it a “great little local shop. They cover the basics very well, and add a few nice extras like shop made custom Kydex holsters for your handgun. The owner knows what he’s doing and has a boatload of experience.”
For more information, stop by JPT Garage, which is located in Historic Uptown Yucaipa at 34952 Yucaipa Blvd. and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also check them out on Facebook, or give them a call at 918-0300.
Jepson’s Guns & Ammo is also located in Uptown Yucaipa, right next door to JPT Garage at 34940 Yucaipa Blvd. and is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To check out the inventory or for more information, give Jepson’s Guns & Ammo a call at 918-0055.