Since 1999 Dave Kindig and our crew have created many award winning vehicles. Dave was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and creativity was definitely flowing through his blood. Dave started drawing his works of art at the age of 5 and always had his teacher's admiration for his ability to draw. Dave's first projects were of model cars and Lego's he loved to change the color, wheels and stance of the model cars. The first custom car that Dave built was his Volkswagen Bug that he cut the top off and made into a roadster.Use our Salt Lake City trip planner to visit Kindig It Design on your trip to Salt Lake City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Dave worked for High Performance Coatings in Salt Lake City, Utah for 8 years and was able to travel the US and meet many car builders and designers. He received his first design job from Arizonia Speed and Marine designing their 1999 Chevrolet Silverado ASM/SS which was featured in Truckin Magazine. From there his design career took off designing for many car builders and magazines. Dave soon left High Performance Coatings to pursue a career in designing and building custom vehicles in his own shop. With nothing but $4,700.00, determination and a dream he started what is now known as Kindig-it Design.
Kindig-it Design was started at the Kindig's home and didn't last long due to the demand for Dave's creative designs. Dave and his wife Charity leased a 4500 sq ft shop in Salt Lake City and went to work. Kindig-it's first big project was a PT Cruiser from Uglies.com an underwear manufacturer; Dave hand painted each panel of the car a print from the underwear. This project got lots of recognition and was featured in the local news papers. After 2 years of building custom rides Kindig-it Design needed to expand, so they moved the shop into a 9000 sq ft space. This was a difficult time in the country's economy as 9/11 happened the day of the grand reopening. Kindig-it overcame this struggle and continued building show stopping vehicles for a clientele who desired a one of a kind quality project.
Kindig-it Design now has an 27,000 sq ft shop with state of the art metal fabrication/paint facilities, and in-house upholstery. Kindig-it's crew has won Utah's Finest numerous times at the Salt Lake City Autorama and has won the Fab Five pick at numerous Good Guys Shows. Kindig-it Design won the GM Design Award with our 37 Chevy Coupe in 2007 and The Ford Design of Excellence for our 1965 Ford Galaxy in 2013 both at the SEMA Show. Our projects have been featured in numerous magazines that have received world wide attention.
Dave feels very fortunate to have been able to pursue his dream and wake up everyday doing what he loves.
Kindig It Design Reviews
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon... Nobody around except a very polite and helpful guy in the store. Sat in the chairs with Dave's poster between us so we can at least lie and said we met Dave. Yes, our... more »
My husband is a huge fan of the show and while we were in Salt Lake City on vacation, he just had to go. What a great tour of a custom car garage. Biggest disappointment was Dave and Kevdog were off f... more »
If you like cars, you are going to love this place. We took the tour (1 hour) and our tour guide was great. We got to see some really cool work being done on car projects. If you are ever in Salt Lake City, you really need to check this place out.
I watch the boys design and build some of the hottest wheels on the planet. As a master ford tech I know just how hard it is to build a piece of art like they do. I get to Salt Lake often now and can't wait to visit the showroom. Keep up the OUTSTANDING work guys... ps I luv the door handles!
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