Charges & Billing

Our Charges For Restoring A Car 

The following is a detailed listing of what we charge for work performed. All work is charged on a time and materials basis.

Apprentice Labor – $40.00 per clock hour worked

Master Restorer Labor – $60.00 to $80.00 per clock hour worked

Sublet Repairs – Cost plus fifteen percent markup

Body and Paint work – Actual cost from Body Shop

Replacement Parts – Cost plus 20% markup

Supplies and Materials – Fifteen percent of labor charges

Sales Tax – State Tax rate on parts and materials 

These charges are generally less that other restorations shops and we are able to keep our charges lower given the fact we are part of a large Automotive Group and share a good deal of our resources. The advantages are endless and the efficiencies are passed along to our valued customers. 


At O’Daniel Automotive Restoration, we believe in honestly and integrity above all else. This is evident in our billing policies, workmanship and our desire to listen, recommend options and implement/carryout your decisions. It’s our policy to establish a good rapport with the customer. Without a good line of communication, a project is destined for failure. Neither the Customer nor O’Daniel Auto Restorations  wants this type of an outcome.

At regular intervals we provide documentation on your project including:

  • Photos covering before, during, and after progress – repairs
  • Billing Invoices – containing labor, parts & materials
  • Statements showing account balance

Our personnel policy is to work in an organized and efficient manor. Our approach to each task is well thought out as to the best method, materials and tools to be used. Each technician’s goal is to give our customers the ultimate labor hour for every one charged. As you surf our Website you will see how an auto restoration specialty shop should be run and how the combination of the right people with the right system demonstrates the words organized and efficient. We hope this Website will answer any questions you may have and will help you to choose  O’Daniel Auto Restorations to build your dream ride.

When searching for a reputable Automobile Restoration facility, you will find that services are charged by the Time and Materials as do we. The condition of the project you start with and your own personal desires will determine the amount of time and cost. We are here to build your dream ride.

These seven categories allow us to micro manage more efficiently every aspect of the job at hand. The categories are:

  • Bodywork
  • Painting
  • Drive train
  • Suspension
  • Electrical
  • Interior
  • Misc.

As mentioned above, All work is performed and billed on a time and material basis. This is necessary due to the potential hidden and unknown problems inherent to all automobiles. Because of the unknown, we do not give quotes or exact estimates.

Our billing policy has built in checks and balances to protect both the customer and O’Daniel Auto Restorations. All work is performed and billed on a time and material basis. Labor time is tracked on time cards. We require a payment in advance to start your account. This account in essence is the same as a bank checking account. Labor, parts and materials are drawn off the first and subsequent deposit(s) amount. When your account balance nears zero a deposit will be required for future labor, parts and materials. Maintaining a positive account balance is vital to insure uninterrupted progress with minimal delays on your vehicle. This process continues until the restoration is complete. Copies of invoices (showing incurred expenses) will be provided to you at completion. A statement of account balance will be sent as well. The dollar amount to get started varies depending on the project. The average minimum down payment is $2500 – 3500. Lesser amounts would require our approval. If your account balance is below zero or negative more than thirty days from invoice and / or statement date, O’Daniel Auto Restorations may at our discretion stop work on the project until the account is paid in full. The same rules apply if the account balance (if zero) is not replenished for future labor, parts and material within thirty days. These policies are meant to maintain scheduling and job flow efficiency for all our customers and to avoid becoming a free parking lot.

Please re-read the above paragraph and call or email us if you have any questions. It is important that one understands the billing policy in order to maintain a restoration without timely stops and starts. Our policy of a small amount required in advance expresses our confidence and desire to work together to make your dream machine a reality.

In order to give you a more accurate price range, we need to inspect your vehicle and talk to you about the current condition of the sheet metal, chrome, interior, drive train and what is your desired level of restoration.

Have any questions, please call (269) 433-0497 or email

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