History


1980

In 1980 at age 23 While working as a pipe-fitter for Todd Shipyards, I decided to start a sign company and raise my house in West Seattle so I could get Semi-Trucks in my basement!

1981

This was before computers, so all Truck & Boat Lettering was “Hand-Painted”. Self taught with no youtube How-To Videos available. I would go to the local race track and take pictures of the air-brushed “California Style” lettering, get the film developed and then duplicate this “New Look” on truck lettering at my shop. The word got out and my business took off fast!!

1982

Early Boat Lettering

1983

Early Pinstriping

1986

Ready To Spray Flames

1991

At Good Guys Car Show

2004

Lettering Race Car

2005

Airbrushing Flames On My '93 Buick Wagon

2006

Airbrushing my 11' Chopper

2010

Airbrushing Chopper On A Tailgate

2012

Gold Leaf Lettering On Chris-Craft Boat

2014

Car Show Display

1980

Raising My West Seattle House

1981

House Is Raised Remodeling Inside

1986

Lettering Semi-Trucks In My Basement

1990

Sold My House to Buy a Shop.

1991

Bought Commercial Property on Hwy 99 in Des Moines, Wa.

1992

My Street Rod On Display In The Sun.

1997

Built a New Multi-Tenant Auto Center building and tore down old shop. Now customers have a "One-Stop" auto customizing place to get window tinting, car sterero & alarms, custom pinstriping and vehicle accessories.

2005

My business quickly grew, specializing in distinctive “Hand-Painted” pinstriping and airbrushed truck lettering. I was also traveling the Seattle-Tacoma area to new car & truck dealers adding my custom pinstripes to vehicles on their lots. Sometimes averaging 100 pinstripe jobs a month.

2018

I sold the Auto Center and now work out of my home studio in Federal Way, Wa. The computer cut vinyl signage took over the truck lettering business. So now I still enjoy keeping the lost art of Custom "Hand Painted" Pinstriping alive on my customers daily drivers !! - Roy