Meet the owner of Nichols Paint and Fab!
Justin Nichols has already accomplished what many fabricators and builders around the world seek from their careers.
He continues to run his business where he designs and fabricates some of the most appealing hot rods and custom motorcycles to come out of the state of Illinois. Justin has put together quite the 'A' Team to work towards success.
Meet Maegan Ashline! You probably all know her from Wrench’d on MotorTrend. Maegan has been at Nichols Paint and Fab since 2015. She specializes in CNC designing, runs the CNC table, metal fabrication, and bead rolling. Maegan also runs some of the behind the scenes of the business. Maegan helps make everything at Nichols Paint and Fab happen! Her favorite car would be a 54’ Bel Air.
Meet Greg Huizenga “Ziggy”.
Most of you may know him from the show Wrench'd on #motortrend.
A day in the life of Ziggy consists of watching over the floor at our Fab shop while grinding away as one of our Welders & Fabricators. His favorite car is a 70’ Camaro.
Harold Irie has been one of our automotive painters since September 2021. He is a reserved person, but still likes to have fun with the rest of the crew. Harold is a valuable member of our very skilled crew working at our state of the art shop. His favorite car is a 69’ Chevelle.
Cory German has decided to join our team here. He is a mechanic and is learning the fabrication ropes as we move along and grow as a company. We are happy to have such an eager and dedicated person join our crew. His favorite car is a 70’ Nova.
Meet our very talented fabricator, sheet metal worker, and welder Mike Guimond.
Mike is a workaholic with an eye for precision. We are very proud to have him on our crew. His favorite car would be a 70’ square body truck.
Meet Russ Purnell Jr.! Russ has been one of our performance techs since May 2022. He is one of our old school mechanics, specializing in wiring, performance and assembly. He is a problem solver, attentive to details, and has fun working on different, unique cars. His favorite car is a 69’ GTO.
Meet Kurt VanderMolen! Since April 2022, he has been one of our performance techs and works on tuning, assembly, and mechanic work. The best part of Kurt’s job is finishing projects and turning them into show quality builds. Kurt’s favorite car is a 69’ Camaro.
Meet Jamie Boyd! Jamie is our Parts Specialist and has been here since October 2021. Consulting with customers and other automotive specialists, he is an excellent communicator. First one in, last one out, Jamie’s favorite part of his job is helping people out. Jamie’s favorite car is a Yenko Camaro.
Dan Williams, our 3D software/programmer, has been working at Nichols officially since June 2022, but has worked with Justin for many years. It takes an innovative person to make his creative projects. Dan is the one that turns dreams into reality. His favorite car is a 66’ Chevelle
Meet Taylor Rogers! She has been our Merchandiser at Nichols since August 2022. Her favorite part of her job is promoting everything Nichols, especially related to social media marketing. Taylor maintains a positive and friendly attitude with customers and coworkers, and is very attentive to details. Taylor’s favorite car is a Chevy II Nova.
Meet Rachel Verkler! She has previously worked with us as our merchandiser, and she has rejoined the team as our sales/public relations manager. She is great at pushing sales, planning events, helping the staff, and putting her input on where the company can improve. She is an import asset to our team and we're so happy to have her back! Her favorite car is a 67' Shelby Mustang.
Meet Andrew Finke! Andrew has been our part-time RC Repair Specialist since March 2023! He is very knowledgeable on everything RC, and is a great addition to the crew. His favorite car is a 65’ Mustang 2+2 Fastback.
Meet Damon Butler! Damon has worked with us previously as a body work guy, and is now one of our fabricators! He does sheet metal work, fabrication, and assembly in our shop. We’re glad to have him back on our crew!! His favorite car is a 87’ Fox Body Mustang.
Meet Jeff Cook! Jeff started at Nichols Paint and Fab towards the end of July, 2023. He is currently in the paint shop, but can fabricate as well. “Famous Jeff” also races RC cars professionally. He is a great addition to our crew and we’re glad he’s working with us! His favorite vehicle is a 68 C10.
Meet Porter Waskosky! Porter started at Nichols Paint and Fab in August, 2023 as one of our body shop technicians. In his off time, he is a dirt track racer, as his favorite car is an 09 Crown Vic that he turned into a race car. He's a great addition to the team and we’re happy to have him on our crew!