About us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What we do

Here at Big 3 we are are many things, from a one-stop restoration shop, to a "Speed Shop"that does high performance upgrades, tuning and custom fabrication. We are also ASE certified and very comfortable with working on a wide variety of cars of all makes and models, including cars that many shops can't handle or would rather not deal with.

Meet the Team

Aaron Stauber

Owner and Lead Mechanic/Fabricator

Aaron Stauber

ASE Certified Master Technician

The driving force behind Big 3, Aaron is skilled and experienced in nearly every aspect of automotive performance and restoration. After years of working in high-end shops, Aaron decided it was time venture out on his own and was presented with the opportunity to buy Big 3 Performance in 2011 and take the business in a new direction. Aaron strives to provide results that customers will brag about and give them the proper service that they pay for.
While Aaron is a muscle car guy at heart, he is equally comfortable restoring a 32 Ford, tuning a turbo import, rebuilding a Ferrari V12, building a custom set of twin turbo headers or setting up a nitrous system on a big block chevy.

-Master fabricator
-Body technician
-Race engine builder
-Dyno certified performance tuning specialist
-Restoration specialist

Heather Leigh Stauber

Receptionist / Manager

Heather Leigh Stauber

Aaron’s wife and mother of 3.  Heather has watched this business grow since day one.  Not coming from a motorsports or custom vehicle background, she has come to understand why this group of enthusiast’s love what they do.  Watching these projects transform from dreams to reality, has opened doors for customers to live out that dream.  

Heather’s appreciation for this service has grown being more involved with the customers and administrative end of things. The relationships being formed are important to her and developing long term friendships. She hopes to have continuing growth in this community, along with the out of state cliental.  

Josh Vandenack

Body and Assembly

Josh Vandenack

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.
Jason Treptow

Mechanic / Electrical

Jason Treptow

Jason Treptow joined Big 3 Performance in 2015 after 20 years as an electrician and maintenance mechanic in the manufacturing. He has completed ambitious automotive projects, including multiple complicated stereo installations, engine swaps, wiring jobs, and truck suspension/lift kit installations for himself and others in his spare time. Jason began helping around the shop on a part-time basis, and a short amount of time has proven himself to be a great addition to the team. His electrical and mechanical experience make him a valuable assembler.

Donald Hopp

Mechanical/Parts

Donald Hopp

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.
Chantz Rowell

Body Tech

Chantz Rowell

Chantz Grew up in his uncles bodyshop and learned the trade from his father. He has always focused on developing his metal shaping and body skills, but also does his fair share of mechanical work. His is currently  building an Audi A4 into a high horsepower AWD monster… but that’s not enough. He working towards building himself a ’69 Charger. Chantz also races and works on dirt bikes. He’s a hands on guy who loves being in the shop, and he looks forward to being part of all the builds coming through Big 3 for years to come.

Tony Bumbar

Body Tech

Tony Bumbar

Tony followed in his father’s footsteps and has been around motorsports his entire life… from the family garage to the World of Wheels Winners Circle. His passion for metalwork comes from the satisfaction he finds in take a rough old car and making it like new. The variety of projects at Big 3 make him look forward to the journey ahead.

Jesse Bourdeau

Web & Media

Jesse Bourdeau

Jesse has been a member of the team dating back to 2010 and does double duty as our neighbor running Shelby Parts and Restoration. His duties at Big 3 include project management, Mustang/Cobra related assembly/dyno tuning, and all web/multimedia duties, Jesse is primarily a Ford guy who loves his old school Shelbys and Cobra’s as well as new Coyote powered cars. However, his passion for cars is pretty broad as demonstrated by his German and Japanese projects.