My History –
From even my ealiest boyhood memories I have been an absolute car guy. Hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler it did not matter. By the time I recieved my licence and purchased my first car a 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, red with black interior, 350 engine 350 transmission. I knew that I wanted a carrer working on older cars, but I did not know how to go about finding the right path to obtain employment in the restoration industry.
It would not until after I ETS’d from the U.S. Army, moved in with my girlfriend and found employment at Premiere Motorsports in Kansas City, Kansas That I final felt as though I had found my calling Restoring Antique Cars at the age of 31. My employment at Premiere Motorsports was a definite eye opening experience realizing that I was
Today, I have four years of military service, six years of college consisting of an associates degree in auto mechanics and a bachelors degree in automotive restoration
My Resume –
I finished high school in 1990 and took the test to receive my GED in 1992.
New England Career schools – Tractor Trailor school of NH / Winter 1992 / Student
Hudson Valley Community College – Automotive technology program / Fall 1994 – Fall 1996 / Student
The U.S. Army – For Riley, KS. / April 1998 – February 2002
- Charlie Company 1/34 Armour
- Head Quarters Company 1/34 Armour
- Bravo Company 1/34 Armour
Premiere Motorsports – Kansas City, Kansas / May 2002 – March 2003
LMC Truck – Lenexa, Kansas / March 2003 – September 2003 / Warehouse working in the Shipping department
Hutchinson Community College – Automotive Technology – Associates of Science Degree / Fall 2003 / Student
McPherson College – Automotive Restoration technology – Bachelors of science degree Fall / 2004 – Interterm 2009 / Student
Red Door Restorations – McPherson Kansas / Automotive restoration technician, capable of performing complete ground-up restorations from start to finish.
Ultra-fab inc. – McPherson Kansas – Machine operator assisting in the operation and manufacturing of pile and extruded weatherseal products for the window and door industry.
DA Cars, Hesston Kansas
O’Reilly’s Auto Parts – McPherson Kansas / February 2009 – September 2009 / Part-time parts delivery driver and counter help.
Stellar Antique Auto Restoration – Windom Kansas / November 2009 – November 2011 / Automotive restoration technician, capable of performing complete ground-up restorations from start to finish.
DA Cars Inc. – Hesston, Kansas / December 2011 – January 2013 /Automotive restoration technician
Glory Days Automotive Restoration – Newton, Kansas / February 2013 – May 2017 / Founder, Manager.
Ultra-fab inc. – McPherson, Kansas / June 2017 – 2020 / Machine operator assisting in the operation and manufacturing of pile and extruded weatherseal products for the window and door industry.
Today I am actively working on two different websites; The Antique Car Directory a specialty niche business directory dedicated to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry and The Antique Car Enthusiast a blog where I share my Passion, Knowledge, Experiences of restoration with the antique car / classic car enthusiast community.