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38 THE SHOP OCTOBER 2017 PERFORMANCE we do gas pickups as well. We are, however, the go-to for diesel pickups in my area." As HT Performance continues to build its reputation with area diesel fans, the opportunity is there to expand. Minus an additional worker he feels he can trust, however, Herman has been reluctant to make the jump. "It is very hard to find a good employee," he explains. "My partner and I began this busi- ness together, and we are cur- rently the only employees here." But that doesn't mean the workload is declining. "The truth is that there is just not enough time in the day," he says. "I would hire another person, but then that third person, if he messes something up, Caleb Herman started out 10 years ago working on friends' trucks, and his busi- ness has grown from there. Quality work, an ability to take on projects big or small, and an underly- ing love of all things diesel drives HT Performance. Dyno tun- ing is among the services available in the 4,000-square- foot shop. The company's work on race vehicles is quickly winning new customers. Diesel Driven

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