Who we are.
Getting started:
Paul Rottinghaus, president of Zip’s, started working at the Zip’s facility in New Hampton, Iowa, in 1974 and bought the company in 1986 with his wife of 40 years, Margo, supporting him the whole time. The couple has three children, Carolyn, Lindsay and David who has been working at Zip’s for several years. David and his wife Tiffany were instrumental in starting the second Zip’s facility in Taylor, Michigan. We THANK YOU for giving us the opportunity to work with you. Please browse our equipment and parts inventory and call us with any questions or for more information. We have a large customer service and sales team standing by to help you with whatever you need.

What we do:
We specialize in the sale and financing of automotive towing equipment, industrial hauling solutions and service bodies, including a wide variety of new and used tow trucks, wreckers, industrial and car carriers, multi-car haulers, industrial trailers and related equipment. At Zip’s, we provide quality truck body installation, paint and repair of hydraulic and installment of mechanical or electrical systems. We have the ability and the know-how to match the right body with the right chassis and assemble and paint the unit to the highest quality standards.

Two convenient locations:
Based in New Hampton, Iowa—Zip's has a modern 95,000 square foot facility consisting of warehousing, shop area, sales offices, retail parts department, large enclosed blast room and four environmentally-approved downdraft paint rooms. Opening a second branch in Taylor, Michigan (by the Detroit Metro Airport) in March 2012 allowed us to feature a complete parts and accessory showroom, body upfit service department, in-stock new and used equipment, and in-house financing.