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It all started back in 2007 after her retirement and since then, Carol Mullinix has created somewhat of a Bucket Boss empire, all out of the courtesy of her own home.

Thanks to her love of old planes (she even owns a pilots license) and a passion for old cars, she came up with the idea of turning what may have originally been a hobby, into a pretty successful business.

She even surprised herself a little. “I’m surprised at how popular, being a retired flight attendant, this has become. I never would have dreamed,” said Mullinix.

Bucket Boss Tool Roll Mullinix purchases bulk orders from All-Spec, typically 2-3 times per month, of the Bucket Boss 07004 and customizes them for her online eBay motors shop. Each visit produces about 30 orders of the Bucket Boss Duckwear Tool Roll item. Through her in-home monogramming system, she creates labels and designs for tool rolls to be used on classic cars and show planes.

She only produces the tool rolls for classic cars because they are normally the ones breaking down. Tool boxes aren’t ideal since they rattle and will move all over the place. The convenience of the rolls has become very successful.  It’s nice to have these in case you need to fix an unexpected problem with your car, without the trouble of having to call for help.

Embroidered Bucket Boss Tool Roll While customizing the tool rolls for the cars, she can print up to 26 letters and spaces under each logo and also does larger quantity orders with a minimum of 10. Her most popular design is the Ford model-T, model-A logo embroidery.

While personalizing these tool rolls for show or sea planes, Mullinix frequently sells to bush pilots in Alaska, who take groups of people out for fishing and hunting expeditions. These come in handy because they can store easily under the seat in the cockpit for simple storage.

The rolls are also ideal for hobby planes that fly for recreation, much for the same reason. If they were to break down with no tools, there aren’t a lot of sources for assistance so they are prepared should the plane have mechanical issues.

To give you an idea, she started out doing a few hundred per month and is now currently doing well over 20,000 each year. Mullinix says her busy season falls during early Spring, mid-Summer, early Fall and of course, Christmas.

We appreciate her loyalty to All-Spec and look forward to doing business with her each month. We also love her idea of personalizing Bucket Boss items and wouldn’t be surprised if her idea caught on to others in the future. To give you an idea, she even did a classic car tool roll order for a Daimler limousine with a Damimler logo for Queen Elizabeth of England last year!

“I enjoy the friendliness and helpfulness of everyone at All-Spec and how accommodating they are. I feel like I know everyone in the company from the upper management on down, “ Mullinix mentioned.

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All-Spec Industries stocks a large selection of Bucket Boss Extreme and Bucket Boss products. Bucket Boss is known for making heavy duty, durable products such as the Gatemouth bags and tool organizers. The video below highlights All-Spec’s most popular Bucket Boss items including the Duckwear Tool Roll and the Extreme Big Daddy Gatemouth Bag.

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Whether you’re looking for a gift for the handy man in your family or want to organize your own tools, view all Bucket Boss products to find the perfect tool organizer!


Holiday Gift Ideas From All-Spec!

by Andy on November 9, 2010

With the holidays right around the corner, start shopping now for the handy men and computer gurus on your list!

Megapro Screwdriver Megapro Driver Sets

New to All-Spec, Megapro is known for their unique multi-bit screwdrivers with a patented pull-out bit cartridge. We are now stocking several Megapro screwdriver sets, along with a variety of replacement bits. Pictured to the right, the Megapro “Original” 15-in-1 screwdriver holds 7 double-ended bits and the shaft opening also serves as a 1/4” hex driver.

Megapro 151NAS-10 Screwdriver

Also check out our Megapro Screwdriver Demonstration Video.

Bucket Boss Tool OrganizersBucket Boss Tool Organizers

All-Spec stocks a variety of tool bags, tool rolls and tool organizers from Bucket Boss. Popular for their GateMouth® and Extreme™ tool bags, Bucket Boss is known for manufacturing tough and durable products. The GateMouth® Long Boy Tool Bag to the left features 14 pockets for ultimate tool organization, with an adjustable internal divider to keep tools secure and organized. External level straps and a new, improved shoulder strap complete this tool bag.

Bucket Boss 060649 Long Boy Tool Bag


Steinel 5 Temperature Heat Gun KitSteinel 5-Temperature Heat Gun Kit

This adjustable temperature heat gun and accessory kit by Steinel includes the HB1750 heat gun, color coded 5-temperature key set, a spare heating element and an applications guide book all within a heavy duty metal case. The temperature keys range from 200 to 1200°F, plus a cool air setting. The heat gun also comes with an ergonomic soft-grip handle for added support.

Steinel 34759 Heat Gun Kit


Leatherman 830030 Blast Tool

Leatherman Tools

Leatherman Multi-Purpose Tools make a great gift for almost anyone on your holiday shopping list. The Leatherman Blast™ featured to the left comes with longer blades for easier slicing, sawing and filing, all while keeping a comfortable, reliable grip. Amongst many features of the Blast™, some include contoured handle grips, needlenose and regular pliers, wire cutters, 3 screwdrivers, and an 8 inch ruler. To top it off, keep your Leatherman secure in it accompanying leather sheath.

Leatherman 830030 Blast™ Tool


We’ve had the traditional ripstop fabric Bucket Boss items for several years now, but last week All-Spec added over 50 Bucket Boss items including their new line of leather and suede tool organizers including workbelts, tool pouches, waist aprons and tool belts.

Bucket Boss Tool Belt

Bucket Boss Tool Pouch

Bucket Boss Tool Pouch

In addition to the leather and suede tool organizers, we also added a few traditional looking Bucket Boss tool organizers.

Bucket Boss Tool Bag

Bucket Boss Tool Bag

Bucket Boss Tool Bag

To get the word out about our new Bucket Boss products we’ve put ALL Bucket Boss on sale while supplies last, so stock up and save 51% on Bucket Boss. Don’t forget Father’s Day is June 20; Bucket Boss makes a great gift for dad.


10 Uses for Bucket Boss Organizers

by Andy on December 16, 2009

Bucket Boss Logo Over the past few years Bucket Boss has become quite popular. We sell a lot of Bucket Boss all year round but November and December are huge months for these products…probably because Bucket Boss (any style) makes a great gift. Of course there are the specific products like the power tool holster and jumper cable bag but most of the Bucket Boss products are pretty versatile.

Here are 10 Uses for a Bucket Boss tool organizer:

1. Use the 56 pocket tool organizer and a 3-5 gallon bucket as a gardening bucket

2. Store fishing equipment  i.e. pliers, tape measure, etc…

3. Use the wrench roll or tool roll to store paint brushes so the bristles don’t get damaged

4. Make an emergency car kit for your trunk using a Bucket Boss GateMouth bag

5. The 16 Pocket Super Bib Apron makes a great BBQ apron

6. Bucket Boss briefcases are some of the world’s toughest backpacks and laptop bags

7. Carry all your necessities for the range i.e. tripod, ammo, ear plugs

8. Store camera equipment and accessories in one of the durable bags…Bucket Boss Extreme bags are a nice looking alternative to the traditional Bucket Boss bags

9. Keep one on your boat with extra boat keys, first aid kit, toiletries, etc…

10. Let’s not forget the most obvious…use Bucket Boss to store you most frequently used tools…keep them handy and ready to go when needed