Griffin Automotive Design
📍 Bonne Terre, Missouri
In 2002, Scott Griffin opened the doors at Griffin Automotive Design, a family-owned and operated restoration facility. 16 years later, Griffin introduced two new Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) automotive paint booths, as part of the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility. The new facility and equipment is part of Griffin’s commitment to providing the best possible service to all of their restoration and collision repair customers.
Please introduce your business and tell us your story:
Griffin Automotive started as a custom automotive and restoration facility. We have expanded into open collision repair and mechanical service repair. We believe in bringing that same award-winning, high-quality workmanship that we do on our high-end custom cars to all makes and models of vehicles needing collision repair.
From building high-end custom cars to racing/performance cars and trucks, we also work in collision repair, doing mechanical and fabrication services, and we even have a full upholstery department. Performing a wide range of jobs — from custom, collision, mechanical, cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles — we currently average only about 12 per week, as many are large and time-consuming.
What GFS equipment did you purchase and how has it benefited your business?
We purchased a Performer® XP1 Paint Booth for smaller jobs, and for our larger jobs and RVs, we use an extended-height Ultra® XL Paint Booth, with a Paint Mix Room between them. So far, I have been very pleased with the equipment we purchased. With our GFS automotive paint booths, we produce much cleaner paint jobs and have definitely increased our efficiency.
How did you decide on GFS equipment?
When we were looking at expanding into a new facility, I spoke with people who have been using GFS equipment for a number of years. They spoke very highly of GFS, and we were also very impressed with the quality and performance of the equipment.
What is your plan for the future of your business?
We are still growing our business and looking into manufacturing our own line of performance products. Our biggest challenge — like most companies in this type of work — is finding qualified technicians.