Born and raised in Detroit, Kirk has made his living through working on cars professionally for over 30 years. A former bodyshop owner, Kirk found Big 3 decided to return to his true calling and exchange the responsibilities of ownership and management for doing hands on work on "special" cars for passionate customers. Kirk's specialties include custom paint effects and pin striping.
John joins Big 3 as a body technician after several years or hanging around the shop and knowing Aaron outside of work. He keeps his coworkers in a joyful mood with his heart of gold. John is an avid hunter and takes care of his motor since his father passed away. His current project is a making a pro-street truck out of the Ford Ranger that was handed down to him by his father.
Don grew up as an Air Force brat and went on to attend Wyotech automotive technical school and graduate with honors. Beyond general mechanics Don focused on performance oriented engine blueprinting and head porting. After a stint as a lubrication tech at a dealership, Don joined Big 3. He has proven himself to be accurate and detail with precision measuring tool and assist with engine blueprinting.
Don enjoys autocross, road course and drag racing. His current personal project is a fully built '78 Firebird set up as an all-around performance street car.
Josh joins the team and brings a lot of hands-on experience in both mechanics and body work. When he approached us to "try out" for a position it didn't take him long to fit right in. The son of a mechanic, he is a life long gearhead who started working on cars with his dad at the age of 5 and has gone on to do complete builds of cars, trucks (both mud running and pulling) and bikes. Josh is an excellent body technician and painter and has converted several Mustang coupes into fastback and painted many truck and bikes as well. He is currently working on a 70 Mustang street/strip with a 514 big block and is very well versed in Fords and American Muscle in general.
Jesse officially joined the team in 2013 after several years of involvement with many shop projects as our neighbor at Shelby Parts and Restoration. His flexible skill set and professional experience ranging from IT/Multimedia to automotive restoration and parts development are useful additions to the team.
Jesse handles various duties including the creation and maintenance of our website, general IT tasks, various tear down and assembly work, and dyno tuning assistance. Jesse is working on several interesting personal projects, ranging from an all aluminum wide body fastback Miata with V8 power to a "fully built" 2005 STI.