In 2019 we celebrated our 45-year anniversary in the business. Lonnie McCurry Sr. and his wife Nell McCurry started the company in a shop in his backyard. The name at the time was Lonnie McCurry 4 Wheel Drive Center. He got into the business because there was a need for improving the hobby, he and his friends enjoyed so much which was racing and mud digging. He realized early on that if he wanted to win he would need higher trucks and bigger tires. Fabrication was always his passion. So, hobby turned to business and in 1974 they created Skyjacker Suspensions.
From there Skyjacker grew from a one bay garage into an international manufacturing warehouse. In these 45 years, we have gotten to experience some really awesome things: being recognized on Law and Order SVU television show, having the official jeep in the Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie, supplying numerous celebrities suspension lifts for their rides, being a sponsor on the Duck Dynasty Television show, getting to work with legends of our industry, going on crazy adventures off-road, and so much more. Lonnie Sr. was even named in the top five of off-road industry’s most influential people, along with many racing championships and various awards with SEMA and Ford.
Lonnie and Nell have always loved the industry, but they have never forgotten where they started and the local customers who support them. Skyjacker is constantly supporting local teams and individuals throughout the year. They also are constantly supporting charities and other ministries. The Lord always comes first for them as individuals and as a company. At Skyjacker, we believe our relationship with Jesus Christ has been the driving force of our success.
As the company grows in the industry, it also grows in the family business aspect. There are over 10 family employees within the company, their two children Lonnie McCurry Jr. (President) and Cindy Acree (CFO) who are continuing their legacy. It is a blessing to Lonnie and Nell to have their family apart of the business and that they all have the same love and passion for family as well as the industry. Skyjacker is one of the few company’s left in the industry that is still owned and operated by the original owners. That in itself is a huge accomplishment.
Skyjacker continues to strive to stay ahead of the game in the aftermarket industry. They were one of the very first ones to provide the market with a true suspension system for the 2018 Jeep JL and again for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Quality is their biggest goal and they have continued to strive for that since day one. Skyjacker builds quality suspension products…the best on the market. Skyjacker offers a huge range of lift heights and levels of performance for most Chevrolet\GMC, Dodge, Ford, Jeep and Toyota vehicles. So go beyond the basic “lift kit” and get into a Skyjacker performance suspension package. Ask for Skyjacker, Rock Ready,Softride, Flex Series and Softride Shocks by name.
As Lonnie Sr. says, “Do it right the first time.” Skyjacker is thankful for all of our customers and friends in the industry. We are looking forward to the next 45 years.