SPEARFISH — 3J Oil Medics and Towing opened a new shop in Spearfish in 2019 in the Industrial Park in Spearfish at 3113 E. Fairgrounds Loop.
John Tracy, owner and operator, runs the shop with his brother, Jerred Tracy. Starting in Belle Fourche out of his garage, John needed a larger space to house all of the equipment involved in operating a towing company.
Tracy entered the towing business in 2012, working for another towing business in Belle Fourche before deciding to begin his own operation, and has been in the trucking business for over 25 years.
After that decision, Tracy began 3J Oil Medics and Towing out of his garage in Belle Fourche. The name of the business originates from his family, which includes himself, John, along with his two sons, Jace and Jet.
One of the slogans of the business, is “we’ll tow anything from bicycles to big rigs.”
This slogan is very true, considering 3J will tow nearly anything that can fit on a trailer, including sheds, RVs and campers, tractors, and more.
This leads to be Tracy’s favorite part of the job.
“It’s always different, and just helping people,” Tracy said. “I like helping people. But it’s cool, because literally nothing’s ever the same.”
Other services offered by 3J other than towing include recovery, lockouts, roadside assistance, light mechanical, and tires.
Another service provided is assisting local law enforcement with anything that they may need.
“(If) they have a wreck, or whatever the case, you know, somebody abandons a car in the ditch or whatever,” Tracy said.
Tracy said he’s been on tow jobs as far as Illinois and Missouri.
“It’s easier to tell you where we won’t go. We won’t go to Chicago, we won’t go to (New) Jersey or New York,” Tracy said.
The business works with all the major insurance companies, including Allstate, Geico, Quest, Road America, Gerber, Urgently, and HONK.
For inquiries and assistance, contact 3J at 641-5194 or go to 3Joilmedics.com.
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