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In the beginning….1980

What started out as an idea to do a few simple car and truck seat repairs and install some vinyl tops for local car dealers and car enthusiasts, has turned into a complete interior restoration and custom shop.
I learned the trade in the 1970’s while working for a different shop (which is now gone) and then ventured out on my own to improve my way of living, and to offer a service basically unknown in my home town of Lowell, MI.
We serve the Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan area, and have vehicles coming from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Over the years my shop has evolved into specializing in car interiors, whether an original restoration or complete custom interior, we are able to serve you.
Within the first year we had the opportunity to customize the interior of a beautiful 1955 Chevy. (Thanks Mike and Sue!)
Mike and Sue's 1955 Chevy
The first year it showed at the Grand Rapids Auto Rama, it received the “Most Outstanding Custom Interior Award.”
Mike and Sue's 1955 Chevy Interior
From there, my business took off and I learned my work is my best advertisement.
Even though I have found my niche in the customizing and restoration market, we still do a lot of small repair work.
One day we are working on a $150,000 car and the next day we are repairing a local farmer’s or landscaper’s truck seat.
Over the years the shop has been featured in the local Lowell Ledger and The Grand Rapids Press, as well as national publications such as
Auto Trim News,
Rodders Digest,
Rod & Custom,
Muscle Car Review,
High Performance Pontiac,
Muscle Cars Of The 60’s,
All Chevy Review,
Chevy Classics
and
Hemmings Muscle Machines.
We have built a reputation for quality work at a reasonable price and we do not take forever to get the job done!
Over the course of 30 some years in this business, we have built up quite an inventory.
If you are looking for original automotive fabrics or vinyls, as well as a few hard to find vinyl tops, contact us.
If you are a “do it yourselfer,” or a professional shop, we offer reasonable prices on all of our supplies.
None of this would have been possible, especially in the early years, without the help and support of family and friends.
Whether it was help picking up a car, or lifting up a seat, someone was always there to help me out.
Thanks to all of you.