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Kindig It Design Inc., Salt Lake City

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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.

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.
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  • We went to Salt Lake City for my birthday. One of the places we wanted to tour was Kindig It Design. Would certainly recommend this tour to anyone! From start to finish everyone was pleasant and... 
    We went to Salt Lake City for my birthday. One of the places we wanted to tour was Kindig It Design. Would certainly recommend this tour to anyone! From start to finish everyone was pleasant and...  more »
  • Pleased to tour the visitor center. On the way out, I noticed Dave, Kev and the team rolling a chassis between departments outside. I was impressed that not only do they film building cars, but... 
    Pleased to tour the visitor center. On the way out, I noticed Dave, Kev and the team rolling a chassis between departments outside. I was impressed that not only do they film building cars, but...  more »
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  • Stopped in since I was in Salt Lake for business. Only caught a glimpse of Dave, but got to see the showroom and peek into the shop. Way cool. Highly recommend stopping in if you're a fan of Dave's work. Wish I had time to take the tour.
  • Absolutely dig this show I watch every episode every time it comes on. the reruns I've seen many many times, I can't get enough. The quality and absolute meticulous work that the crew does here is 100% phenomenal. They had one of the doors rolled up about halfway where I could see them working and doing their own thing. I went there yesterday on business and I stopped in. Kevdog just happened to be pulling up at the same time I was getting out of my vehicle and he greeted me like he's known me for 20 years, shook my hand and showed me where the showroom was. What a cool cat. Unfortunately after getting home I realized that their shirts are undersized and they did not fit. If you're buying shirts here by one size larger than you would normally get. Next time I will book my trip so I can be there on a Friday for a tour I had no idea.

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