Doug's Auto Craft
In 1977 I started on Irving Blvd with roughly 10 employees focusing more on the rental car industry along with drive in customer work. After 7 years of the start of the business, I decided to downsize & get back to hands on, the area I enjoy the most about this line of business.
In 1986, I purchased property down the street a few blocks & worked more with a helper doing rental car repairs & insurance customer car repairs.
After a few years of that I started relating more to repairs on older classic cars along with buying & building air cooled VW bugs. I later added a complete plastic media blasting setup to strip paint from older cars. From that point I moved towards restoration of older classic vehicles to supplement my need for added income & to use my many years of experience. Working with helpers off & on I stayed busy for quite a few years.
Three years ago I downsized more to work & personalize my business to one on one with customers which is not seen much nowadays in the industry with all the large multi location shops around the area monopolizing the car repair industry with the help of the insurance carriers that flood them with work.
Which in turn puts your car down for a longer period of time with or without you having a rent car to commute daily where you need to go.