Kevin Bassham, Owner
Kevin Bassham has been in the business of working on diesels for over 40 years and runs a very busy shop with 10 employees. He started at the age of 13, when his neighbor, owner of Bento Tank Lines would take him to work. There he would work on the company’s fleet of semis, honing his skills. Next, he went on to work in the diesel marine field maintaining and repairing yachts.
Years later he owned a yacht dealership and a transport service resulting in a fleet of 27 long-haul rigs that he used to transport the yachts. After leaving the yacht scene behind his local county hired him to be their head heavy equipment shop foreman, which saw him overseeing the care and maintenance of their fleet of over 200 vehicles.
After an injury on the job, Kevin took a settlement and decided to open up his first shop under the Folsom Diesel Works name. Starting out with just his toolbox and a small shop, Folsom Diesel quickly grew and needed a larger shop. Alongside customer vehicles, Kevin also came to maintain the city of Folsom’s fleet vehicles, which also included their fire engines. Moving once again he added maintenance to the Pacific Railroad’s fleet.
Kevin and his team are plenty capable and keep busy with both customer and fleet vehicle repair and maintenance. Seeing an average of 25 trucks per week go through the shop is not uncommon. Folsom Diesel Works also sees its fair share of dealership work as they are a trusted upfitter working on new trucks installing lift kits and other various products. Essentially, Kevin’s Folsom Diesel Works is capable of reliably work on just about every mechanical aspect of a diesel truck, including turbo rebuilding and fuel injections service.
Folsom Diesel Works
1126 Sibley St.
Folsom, CA 95630