I’ve always been passionate about restoring old things. When I was a boy I helped my mom restore antique furniture. She did amazing things with colors and sandpaper and turned trash into works of art. We didn’t have much, but what we did have was a few hand-formed treasures that meant more to me than anything you could buy.
A few years later, I found my own medium in the way of a rotted steel fender and a spray gun. I’ve spent years learning the craft. It’s hard work, but it’s meaningful. At times it’s dirty, but it’s always rewarding. What began as a labor of love has become my sanity. I enjoy working with my hands and using an automobile body as a canvas. I learned to see the beauty in the beast and diamond in the rough. It’s become more than a labor of love… it’s a passion that runs in my blood, an appreciation of the past and a devotion to the art.
I opened a shop in the spring of 2004. We’ve gone on to paint and create award-winning custom cars, hot rods and choppers. We’ve been featured and on the cover of most of the magazines in the industry. We’ve won many shows- large and small, local and national- and are praised mostly for our stunning custom paint work. But the greatest reward is the people we serve and seeing these cars back on the road.
We feel blessed to assist in creating, restoring or preserving your work of art on wheels. There is a relationship, an intimacy, that we form with each car- so deep that when we see it drive by later in life, it’s like seeing an old friend.
Please enjoy our gallery to see some of our work… some people call it art… we call it altissimo.