A Little about Our Automotive History
I have been involved in the automotive industry since 1968, most of that time spent working at, operating and owning Dealerships. O’Daniel Automotive Restoration was born in 2004 originally intended for the care and restoration of my private collection of muscle cars. My first true complete restoration was a 1951 Chevrolet pick up truck and upon completion; our painter took it to a local car show for entertainment. Well, the truck won best paint job at the show and a great deal of exposure was gained.
Somehow, word got around the car club circles that we not only knew how to do restoration work, but we did outstanding work. One thing led to another and before long we had people calling and knocking on our door to talk about maybe doing some work for them. We started by taking only projects that were special cars for people that held a lot of sentimental value to them. I could justify doing work for other people because it was for a very good reason.
That transformed into what we are today, a full blown restoration business that has the resources, staff and facilities to complete any type of work from simple repairs or maintenance to full body off restorations. We are not by any means a large production type shop. All of the work is done by a staff of four or five other enthusiasts on staff that helps us control the quality aspect of the projects.
We are neurotic about doing the work one way, the right way. We will not compromise our methods, nor take shortcuts to complete a project quicker, we take whatever time it takes to do it right. If you are looking for a shop to throw on a quick, cheap paint job, keep looking. If you’re looking for a shop to complete your project without compromise, the right way, that’s us.
We take a tremendous amount of pride in every project we complete, and embrace ownership in the results. We will not put our name on any project until we are happy with it. Call it old fashioned, call it over the top, I call it the only way.
Our passion for old cars and their preservation is shared with many, most that don’t possess the talent or the time to restore their project car. That’s why we are here, to help you keep your dream alive and build you a car that will bring you joy every time you drive it and make you proud when you show it off to a new friend. Let us help you keep your dreams alive.