“GFS offers a very high-quality product”

Legenderry Auto Body
📍 Grantsburg, WI

Running a solo operation, Derry Peterson needed reliable, efficient equipment that he could trust for his restoration shop that specializes in hot rods. Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) met his expectations, as Legenderry Auto Body opened in 2021 with an Ultra XS Paint Booth and attached Ultra XS Paint Mix Room.

Please introduce your business and tell us your story.

“My dad played around with hot rods, and I raced cars. I had been painting cars for quite a few years and always wanted to have my own shop. I finally bit the bullet and did it before I regretted not doing it. My shop is an old Ford dealership that was built in 1920. It’s a brick building, with a showroom in the front and a shop in the back. I wanted a building that had some character or pizzaz to it, and I fell in love with it.”

How did you decide on GFS equipment?

“I chose GFS because they are based in Wisconsin, and their distributor, Platinum Equipment, is nearby in Minnesota. If anything were ever to happen with my equipment, I know that I would have that local support. I checked out a few other paint booth manufacturers, and GFS offers a very high-quality product. Those were the deciding factors — high-quality equipment, being local and good service and support.”

How has your GFS equipment changed your processes and impacted your business?

“I went with a 30-foot-long booth, so I have enough room to paint parts off the vehicle. It can get kind of crowded sometimes otherwise. I’ve always painted in nice downdraft paint booths, and I couldn’t see myself going backward. The booth has been performing really well. The lighting is awesome, and the airflow is really good.”

What is the plan for the future of your business?

“My plan has never been to do it all on my own. I need to add a couple technicians, so we can get a little more work done and get it done quicker.”

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