Hi, my name is Mike Sullivan; Founder at Fox Products.
With the holiday season approaching, I wanted to share my story with you.
Our latest product, RazorTop, is personal to me as it was designed to solve problems for our family. Now, I’m excited to share RazorTop with you. We know how important your cargo is, and we are here to help you protect it!
Like many other inventions, RazorTop was developed based on a need. My son was moving out of my home into his own apartment. At the time, I had a fiberglass cap on my pickup truck. It was handy having a cap as it allowed you to transport quite a bit of cargo within the bed of your truck and it would be safe, dry, and secure. But with a cap installed the visual appearance of a pickup truck, in my opinion, changes the look to resemble more of a van or suburban, I was very limited as to what I could actually fit under the fiberglass cap. The problem was that the actual cap itself limited the height of what I could carry; things like a BBQ grill, large boxes, landscape material, bikes, and the list went on and on, basically, it seemed that over half of what I wanted to put in my truck was just not going to fit. So, the only way to transport cargo of that size was to remove the cap and leave what you were hauling unprotected not to mention the hassle of removing the heavy cap by a minimum of two people and having to store it while not using it, I knew there had to be a better way!
This is when I started designing the concept of RazorTop. I started building and designing in the basement of my home in Wisconsin in the summer of 2015. We’ve worked hard perfecting RazorTop through 4 different generations, and 4 patents.
In addition to solving problems for families like mine, there were a few things that were very important to me:
Quality. I knew this had to be made of the highest quality materials. We tested many out and picked only the best. We chose aluminum Extrusions and Stainless steel products manufactured right here in Wisconsin to prevent corrosion. We knew it had to be weather resistant. Our top material is purchased from a USA manufacturer that provides much of the convertible top material to many auto manufacturers. It’s water repellent to provide the best protection for your cargo.
Simplicity is key. American families are busy, and I wanted to provide them with something that would support their lifestyle. RazorTop is ready to go with the touch of a button. Wireless control was important for ease of operation and functionality. You can raise your top while parked or traveling at any speed while traveling down the highway, not to mention you can also lower the top while on the go!
Sleek design. The design needed to be sleek and not take away from the look of a pickup truck. RazorTop folds back into the top of the truck resulting in a high-end flat roll open cover keeping your “truck look” when a cap is not needed.
Safe Tuck design. When RazorTop is in the lowered position it is secure, the top cannot be accessed from the rear, or sides like all other tops, the top material is tucked up and under the side rails preventing unwanted entry that is allowed by many other covers on the market.
American made. I am committed to manufacture, assemble, and, purchase the highest percentage of products sourced within the united states as humanly possible, I feel it is important to the U.S. and to support American jobs.
We’ve traveled the country to different dealers, installers, and venues to share the product with as many people as possible and get their feedback. The product has been incredibly well-received. We have a waitlist of people looking forward to installing RazorTop on their trucks. We are excited to announce that production is scheduled to be completed for our first 200 sets and will be shipping out in the spring of 2021.
We are thankful for all of your support to make RazorTop a reality, and we are honored to share it with you and your family.
Happy Holidays from all of us at RazorTop.