PADDOCK’S PAINT WORKS | CHESTERFIELD, MICHIGAN
Competition comes in all shapes and sizes. And for
Rob Paddock, owner of Paddock’s Paint Works in
Chesterfield, Michigan, creating winning work is an
extension of self. And the wins just keep on coming.
“I learned the business working on classic cars. I did a lot of pre-WWII restorations,” says Paddock. “The cars inspired me. I couldn’t give them any less than my absolute best. So I honed in on every nuance, every detail and created a perfectionist within myself.”
It was that unrelenting attention to detail that led Paddock into his own restoration shop.
“I just couldn’t get on board with the turn-and-burn mentality of some of the big shops. I wanted to do things my way. Do right by the customer and the metal. So when my wife encouraged me to open my own place, I went for it. I’ve earned the reputation of a master painter, the accolades of some big-time industry experts and racked up a lot of wins via my customers’ show cars.”
He’s also winning a lot of work.
“I’ve been very fortunate to base my business off of word-of-mouth referrals. Even more fortunate that I get to do high-end body and paint restoration for vehicles that I absolutely love. I haven’t advertised because I haven’t needed to. I just treat the customer right. Treat their vehicle like it is my own and the business continues to make its way to my door. “
“Recently an insurance company approached me and made Paddock’s Paint Works their muscle car and antique car collision referral. That’s a huge win for me personally. There’s nothing like taking a vehicle that’s been damaged and making it perfect again.”
Stay tuned to future issues of Mopar ® Magazine as we follow the ’Cuda from bare bones to bad to the bone.