Where is your facility? Where are you located?
Our workshop is in Fruita, Colorado, also known as the Western Slope of Colorado. We are a 4 hour's driving distance away from Denver, CO, and about the same from Salt Lake City, UT.
Can we visit your workshop/ facility if we are in the area?
It is possible to visit us during the completion of your project or pick up a gondola on a scheduled appointment basis.
What are the shipping costs?
Before we can give you a shipping quote, we need to assess the location and the environmental factors of the final destination requirements. Is the delivery to a home or business? Do you have access to a forklift? To quote you accurately, we need to gather as much information to understand the specific needs to guarantee timely and damage-free delivery. Shipping costs are usually between $350 to $2,000 per gondola. If you buy more than one gondola, the price of shipping per gondola drops.
How long does it take to ship a gondola?
Unlike a dedicated shipping company, we cannot guarantee a specific delivery day. Since we like to deliver the gondolas ourselves, you must consider that our facility is in the western part of Colorado and the distance to cover from Grand Junction, Co. If a gondola is purchased "as is", we need two days to prepare, set up, and secure to a trailer. East coast deliveries can take up to 3 to 4 days, and West Coast delivery 2 to 3 days. Winter months can be challenging and might take up to a day longer if the destination is near either coast.
What is the time required for the complete restoration of a gondola?
Each project is custom-made to your needs and requirements. The preparation behind each step of the project is most important, and there is a lot of communication between the buyer and us to cover every aspect of the project. The determination of color, fabric for the seats, custom furniture, lighting option, and other decorations must be established before we disassemble the unit to be ready for its transformation. The overall restoration process can take anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks to complete, based on our experience.
What type of restoration do you accomplish?
You can compare the restoration of the gondolas to that of a classic car. We disassemble each gondola entirely to its bare minimum, degrease and clean the metal of contaminants to have it ready for sandblasting. Once the sandblasting is complete, we prime and paint the surfaces with durable industrial coatings and provide excellent corrosion protection while providing a superior glossy finish. Following that, the attention goes to the interior. Custom furniture? Lights? Table? Stand? Racks? We assemble the insides with your choice of options designed for the exact purpose you have in mind for your VIP gondola!
If I provide my concept, can you complete the project?
Yes! We have an amazing craftsmanship team (woodworker, metal fabricator, welder, electrician, etc.) ready to make your ideas and vision a reality!
Can I rent a gondola for a special event?
Yes. We have many options from 1 day to monthly/yearly rental.
What type of gondola can I rent?
We have some awesome gondolas for rent, from a wedding gondola to a fully restored one with tables and light, a photo booth, or “as is,” we can help you find what you need. We can use ads, logos, or graphics for our rentals to personalize them for your event. We have some new rental concepts coming in 2022. Make sure to follow us on Instagram for all the details.@thegondolashop.com
How much does it cost to rent a gondola?
Before giving you a quote, we will need to know a few things: how long you want it, how many, what the event is, and where we need to deliver it. Our rental price starts at $400. Call or email us for a detailed price list
Where do you ship your rental?
Rentals are available for California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming.
Can I provide my design for a gondola rental?
Yes, we can wrap the gondola with your design, logos, etc. We provide the art template for you to help you complete your design/concept.
What type of events can a gondola be used for?
Whatever excellent purpose you think a gondola can have is what we believe a gondola can be used for! Whether it is for a trade show, a lemonade stand, a coffee shop, a retail store, or a wedding photo booth, our gondolas are unique things you can use to get noticed in whatever endeavor you are engaged in.
Can I use a gondola “as is”?
Yes, you can, but keep in mind that all our gondolas have been online (outside) for 20 and 30 years. That being said, to use it inside or in a clean environment would need work.
Can I restore a gondola myself?
Of course, you can; keep in mind that it will not be easy, but you certainly can. These gondolas come from Europe, so you need metrics tools and hardware to accomplish the work.
What are the dimensions of the gondolas?
In the description of the gondolas we have for sale, you will find the outside dimensions and weight. The sizes vary based on the different models we offer. We have an extensive PDF with all that information if you want all the inside dimensions. Please email us if you need to see it.
If we did not answer your question, please contact us. 970-414-0452 or email@example.com