MEET THE CREW

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Vince started his first business at the age of 29 and has owned and operated many successful businesses over the last 20 years. He is the owner of The Lexi LuLu collection with over 40 classic and muscle cars. Vince operates the business and promotional side of Creative Rods & Restoration. 

Owner

VINCE SCHMIDT

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Travis started working on cars with his dad at the age of 8. He was hooked the first time he rode in his dad's 67 Chevrolet C-10. Throughout his career, Travis worked at a very high end restoration shop as well as owning his own shop earlier in his career. Travis operates the restoration side of Creative Rods & Restoration. 

Owner

TRAVIS HARVEY aka "PROFESSOR T"

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Tyler learned to weld in high school. Once he graduated, he continued his training at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Florida graduating with a professional welder and pipe fitters certification. He enjoys racing his dirt bike and 4 wheeling in his Jeep. Tyler works in our metal fabrication shop.

Metal Fabrication

TYLER CATLETT

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Carter learned to weld in high school. Once he graduated, he continued his training at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Florida graduating with a professional welder's certification.  

Carter works in our metal fabrication shop.

Metal Fabrication

CARTER BRYANT

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Zac has worked as a custom painter and body man in the classic car restoration industry since 2005. He owned his own restoration shop for 7 year before joining our team. Zac works in custom paint and body at Creative Rods.

Body Shop Manager

ZAC CHANDLER aka "BIG BLOCK"

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Information on Josh Smith coming soon!

Mechanical

JOSH SMITH

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Being one of four daughters, Kristin is the son her dad never had! She has been around cars all of her life. She started racing go-carts at 10 years and move onto front wheel drive cars at 21. Her first job was with her uncle building hotrods at 23 and she has been perfecting her craft ever since. 

Body Shop

KRISTIN CARNES

Nate has worked in classic car restoration since 2000. In 2003, he opened his own interior shop focusing on custom interiors for classic cars and airplanes. Recently moving from Fayetteville, NC, Nate joined the Creative Rods team adding custom interiors to our services. 

Interior Shop

NATE TAYLOR aka "NATE DOGG"

Miranda Phillips is Creative Rods & Restoration's new digital content host. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and currently lives in Charleston, SC. Miranda has modeled for The BLVD magazine, Redken 5th Ave, 7 Hues magazine, Bang Style Digital magazine, Moms in the Know magazine, Nectar sunglasses and Pink Pewter just to name a few. 

Digital Content Host

MIRANDA PHILLIPS

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