Our Story

A Vermont Family Business

In 1967, Ed Frechette built a truck camper for his family’s trip to the World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada. Later that same year, his creation took off and he opened Catamount Caps in Bennington, Vermont. Ed’s youngest son, Tom, joined him in 1972 and worked alongside his father until 1984 when he and his wife, Pat, traveled north to start their own business. Catamount North opened in Williston on June 1, 1984 – the name a tribute to the family business that started it all.

Tom and Ed Frechette with a satisfied customer. Circa 1968.

Built on the idea that integrity and hard work pay much higher dividends than a fast dollar, Catamount North has delivered quality products and unmatched customer service for over 35 years, with customers driving in from as far away as Toronto, Canada. And, while not cost-effective, they have even shipped products to Australia and England.

Pat, Tom, & General Manager (and son-in-law) Neil remain as committed to serving customers as they were on the day they opened. They pride themselves on the number of repeat and referral customers they serve. Come see why Catamount North is the truck cap retailer of choice.

What Our Customers Say

“As a professional property inspector, my business vehicle is vital for my company. I had specific requirements for my new truck. I sat down with Tom and Neil at Catamount North. They had the exact products I needed and the installation and service were fantastic. On a scale of 1-10, I give Catamount North a 12!” – Jeff Voss

“Had a great experience at Catamount North. Installation was quick, service was fantastic, and my A.R.E .Cap looks great. I’d recommend them to anyone that needs to outfit their truck.”
Peter Cahill, Exodus Reps LLC.

“I could not be happier with the service that I got from Catamount North. Both Neil and Tom were honest and forthright and told me everything that I needed and more importantly everything that I didn’t need. They got me turned around really quickly and I could not be happier with both the product and the service.”
Evan Chismark, Stowe Trails Partnership

“The team at Catamount North really steered me in the right direction to outfit my truck with a wonderful truck cap that will serve me for many years to come.”
Jake Smith, Split Rock Construction

“I want to say how pleased I am with their service. I ordered a new cap for my Toyota Tundra but needed one right away. Catamount North was nice enough to offer to lend me a cap until my cap was finished. So, I’m an advocate and a fan of Catamount North.”
Mike Yardly, Darn Tough Socks

“We use Catamount North for all of our truck cap needs. It’s about supporting local businesses – neighbors helping neighbors. A.R.E. is the most durable and best looking cap on the market and their bedslides keep our guys working efficiently.”
Jake Loeffler, Brick Liners Custom Masonry

"Bought a fiberglass Tonneau cover years ago, brought it back needed minor repair under warranty. Great Place I highly recommend Catamount North" - Roger C

"Great people, great service, great product. If you need a tonneau cover or truck cap this is where to buy it and have them install it!"
AJ S.

“Our truck caps are probably our most important tool. Over the past ten years, we’ve outfitted many trucks with A.R.E. truck caps from Catamount North. Every time, the experience is wonderful – the price is good, the quality is good, the customer service is exceptional.”
Jared Willey, Advanced Onsite Services