Check out our shop description below if any of the following interests you:
Working on a wide variety of antique, classic, exotic, and rare vehicles
Working on all types of automotive builds from full frame-off restorations on rare vehicles to a variety of resto-mods, street rods, wild customs, foreign and domestic coach builds and modern American Muscle
Joining a shop that has a forty-five year operating history and a reputation for uncompromising quality, great customer service, and the respect of some of the industries most notable builders
Joining a team of experienced men and women that work together as a collective team, with a shared goal, of building vehicles that are as beautiful as they are functional
Joining a company that has a consistent roster of full restoration and custom projects at any given time
Working at a shop that is on the verge of a major expansion into a 96,000 square foot state-of-the-art automotive facility
Working in a business where each employee is valued and appreciated, and well compensated (above the industry average)
Working as a part of a team that not only builds beautiful vehicles, but the ability to travel locally and nationally to attend car shows and trade shows so you can experience and enjoy the reaction of customers, enthusiasts, and judges who appreciate the projects you helped to build.
Here at Carlisle Customs & Classics (CCC), we are an awarding winning dedicated automotive restoration and custom builder, with a national following of customers who send their prized custom, classic, antique, and exotic cars, trucks, and motorcycles to receive a wide array of automotive services. We provide a one-stop-shop for customers who can trust our team to do everything from locate a vehicle for them to build, to smaller repairs on original or previously restored vehicles, to full frame-off restorations, custom built street rods, resto-mods, and coach builds.
CCC offers the following services: full automotive design and concept creation; mechanical repairs and engine installs & swaps; suspension repairs; modifications; and customization; metal repair and fabrication; body work; paint; fiberglass work; electrical and wiring; custom paint and refinishing services; interior design and upholstery services; and automotive detailing.
If you enjoy working on cars, trucks, and motorcycles from all makes, models, eras, and parts of the world, you will love the variety of vehicles built by CCC. Currently at CCC our team of craftsman are working on over twenty large scale restorations and custom builds, ranging from a 1935 Bugatti inspired one-off coach build, to all original restorations on one-owner vehicles and family heirlooms, to resto-mod Corvettes, Mustangs, and Trucks, to street rods, to modern American Muscle. Here at CCC we consider ourselves lucky to work on a large variety of vehicles, and to offer such an extensive amount of different style restorations and custom builds, and to have a consistent customer base that allows us to focus our business around building so many high-quality, detailed oriented, and unique restorations and customs.
We are willing to compensate and assist in relocation costs for qualified candidates. Carlisle Customs & Classics is located in beautiful central Pennsylvania, right outside of Carlisle, home to Carlisle Events where hundreds of thousands of car enthusiast come from all over the world to attend the world's largest automotive swap meet and several car shows throughout the spring and summer months. This area is great for raising a family, with reasonable real estate prices, lower cost of living, great schools, and very low crime rates. Carlisle and Harrisburg have a number of restaurants, theaters, museums, and shopping. Having relocated the shop here from Brooklyn, New York over twenty-years ago, Vinny will vouch for the fact that the laid back and relaxed pace is an adjustment from city life, but is an adjustment that is easy to embrace.
We are looking to expand our team of dedicated restoration and custom automotive craftsman, and we are looking for individuals who have experience, confidence, creativity, and a great work-ethic as we expand our business. Currently, we operate out of two locations, one restoration facility where all metal fabrication, body work, paint, and mechanical work is completed, and a second building where we have all upholstery work and final assembly completed. Within the next few months we will complete construction and relocate into our new state of the art facility that will house CCC under one, very large (96,000 square foot roof). Our current facility is the ultimate shop and has everything you could ever need in a restoration facility... the new facility will provide additional space for our growing business and will provide a state-of-the-art facility that will offer multiple automotive services that will allow us to provide even more restoration services in-house. This facility features a 10,000 square foot restoration body shop, 10,000 square foot collision and mechanical repair center, 17,000 square foot paint center with preparation bays and a full down-draft full baking paint booth, a 12,000 square foot interior and upholstery studio with 12 bays for final assembly of restoration and custom projects, a 2000 square foot detail center, 2000 square foot wet abrasive blasting center, a 30,000 square foot climate controlled, secured, collector car storage center, and a 5,000 square foot showroom, break room, and administrative center. This facility will be a one stop shop and automotive mega center for the Mid-Atlantic region, and we want you to come and join our new expanded team.
We are looking to hire immediately and want to add team members who are passionate about the automotive restoration and custom profession and industry, who are responsible, who can work together as a member of a cohesive team, and who are looking to create a long-term career with Carlisle Customs & Classics!
We are looking forward to adding several members to round out our team of automotive professionals. If you feel you have any of the skills listed below, and you think Carlisle Customs & Classics sounds like a good fit for you, please call or email us to apply for a position. Candidates are not expected to possess all of the skills listed below, we expect to add several team members to our already established staff to cover all of the service needs listed below.
Interior Design & Upholstery:
Ability to work with leather, vinyl, fabric, canvas, and other materials
Ability to disassemble and deconstruct original interior seats, panels, etc.
Ability to strip original seats, preserve necessary hardware for patterning and construction
Ability to repair seat frame and reconstruct seat frames and foams
Ability to sculpt seat foam
Ability to pattern and construct custom seat covers, door panels, kick panels, truck panels, etc.
Ability to install Dynamat, Jute or other Sound Deadner and carpet
Installation of pre-fabricated original style interior upholstery covers and panels
Automotive Interior Design
Custom console design and fabrication
Custom overhead console design and fabrication
Custom trunk panel design and fabrication
Installation of pre-made convertible tops
Design and fabricate custom convertible tops
Install pre-made headliner
Design and fabricate custom headliners
Install vinyl tops
Design and fabricate custom Carson tops
Metal Repair & Fabrication:
Automotive body panel replacement
Ability to Align Panels, Doors, Fenders, Etc.
Ability to shape patch panels.
Ability to fabricate custom panels for body fabrication or custom interior and engine compartment panels
File, grind, sand and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and welding equipment
Weld replacement parts into place
TIG & MIG Welding Experience
Aluminum Panel Repair and Welding Experience
Expert Level Body (Filler) Work As Necessary
Block sanding fillers and primers
High temperature body filler work for frames and parts to be powder coated
Experience in creating flawless foundation and seamless gaps
Prepared to HAND block sand all surfaces at least three times before final paint
Engine tune-up and top end rebuilding
Removing engine and components to prepare for engine rebuilder
Installing rebuilt engine and new or refurbished components
Installing crate engines
Installing modern engines and components in classic and antique vehicles
Designing engine mounts, headers, and other components to accommodate engine swaps
Removing transmissions to be sent to rebuilders
Installing transmission (original or aftermarket)
Installing transmission shifter
Installing radiators and heating and cooling equipment
Installing aftermarket air conditioning
Installing stock and aftermarket windshield wiper motors, squirters, arms, etc.
Reinforce and Modify original frame and suspension
Install control arms, trailing arms, stabilizers
Install partial suspension kits and subframe kits
Install Disc Brake Conversion Kits
Install Air Ride Suspension and Air Shock Kits and Components
Install four wheel drive components and lift kits
Ability to properly prepare and tape vehicle for paint
Apply primer and sealers to body and parts
Apply stock paint applications
Apply Kandy, Pearl, and Tri-Stage paint applications
Apply two-tone paint applications
Apply flames, ghost flames, and other graphics
Apply pinstripes or airbrushed graphics
Ability to wet sand and buff final paint fishes
Vehicle Disassembly & Assembly
Ability to disassemble original vehicle in order to preserve and inventory parts
Ability to evaluate part condition to determine if parts should be replaced, repaired/refurbished, or used in original condition
Ability to build vehicle using organized and efficient process
Ability to use ultimate care when reassembling vehicle
Detailing, buffing, and final inspection of vehicle
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on each individual's experience, but all employees are well compensated above the industry average with regular raises for cost of living and for advancing levels of craftsmanship. Currently, benefits are not offered, but comprehensive medical benefits will be offered within the year as expansion is completed.
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About Carlisle Customs & Classics
At Carlisle Customs & Classics, creating the car or truck of your dreams, is our reality. Here at Carlisle Customs & Classics, we provide an award-winning one-stop-shop for customers across the country who bring their custom, classic, antique, and exotic vehicles to us for frame-off restorations, custom fabrications, engine restorations and resto-modifications where brand new engines, suspensions, and technology are seamlessly integrated into classic foreign and domestic vehicles. From the engine and mechanical work, to the metal repairs, replacement, and fabrication, to flawless body and paint, to restored and custom upholstery, we truly do offer every service needed to provide a single location for complete automotive custom and restoration needs. Our experienced staff has over a century of automotive restoration and custom building experience, and we use this experience in combination with the newest trends in equipment and technology to offer customers a comprehensive, transparent, and efficient restoration or custom build process from beginning to end. After decades in the business, Carlisle Customs & Classics has performed hundreds of restorations, built dozens of high perfor...mance resto-mods, won hundreds of awards for paint, engines, interior, styling, etc from local, regional, and national shows, and has created a reputation for uncompromising attention to detail, sophisticated automotive design, flawless body work and paint, and for having a diverse portfolio that includes custom and restored vehicles, both foreign and domestic, from every make, model,type, and era.
Carlisle Customs & Classics provides assistance to customers throughout the entire automotive build process, including complimentary vehicle locating services to locate and purchase quality restoration project cars for customers who know what they want to build but who have not yet found or purchased a vehicle; vehicle transportation services are available for long distance and local customers who need to have the vehicle trailered to/from their home; as well as a comprehensive customer "wish list" to break down each project vehicle section-by-section to determine exactly what parts, services, or modifications the customer wants for his or her project; and a clear contract outlining the costs of the restorations and the guarantees included with the restoration. In order to promote transparency customers are also provided with copies of each parts invoice for every part or material that is purchased for his or her project. Due to the global nature of the world today, Carlisle Customs & Classics has created and implemented modern communication systems to keep customers involved in their vehicle's build process, and updated on the vehicle's progress by providing constant access with online photo and video albums of the cars progress, bi-weekly invoice updates with a full list of all costs including a summary and breakdown of all labor hours, a list of all invoices for parts and materials purchased, and an updated invoice balance. It is because of these services, and our reputation built on transparent billing, excellent customer service, and uncompromising quality that Carlisle Customs & Classics currently has over twenty active projects in its shop from all over the United States.