Our Team

Welcome to Heavy Metal Custom Shop..

Our Team serves your Whatcom County modern muscle and classic cars needs.  Here at HMCS, we strive to bring your power and drivability goals to reality. We provide quality service for your classic cars and also specialize in adding modern conveniences and upgrades for improved driving experiences.

Meet our Team


Hear directly from our customers at Heavy Metal Custom Shop!

“Awesome work awesome service, keep it up!”
Colin Ferguson

Colin Ferguson

“As a photographer, you’re constantly looking through the lens for creativity and talent.  When I found the fine folks at Heavy Metal Custom Shop, I was fortunate to find both at the same time!  With a vision for custom builds, and the quality workmanship to bring it to life, I’ve been able to bring the builds to the public via imagery.”

Stryka Media | Bellingham, WA

Stryka Media | Bellingham, WA

Paul, James and the entire team at Heavy Metal Custom Shop are absolutely amazing craftsmen with the work they do.

“I originally contacted Heavy Metal Custom Shop regarding the frame swap on my 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup truck. Paul installed the new S10 frame, fabricated new body mounts, replaced rusted out floor pans and installed the LS based engine in it, all while continually thinking about the overall safety of the truck.  They kept me in the loop with the project, sending pictures and updates as it came along.  Paul’s attention to detail is exceptional.  He was able to come up with a great course of action to stay within the set budget.

 This year I brought my 1950 Chevy truck LS swap back in for help with finishing the build.  They have taken my basic shell and engine and have created a running, driving dream come true.  I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.  They have far exceeded my expectations with how the truck came out.  I HIGHLY recommend HMCS for any automotive project you have.
Michael Puderbaugh | Lynden, WA

Michael Puderbaugh | Lynden, WA

“I can’t say enough about Heavy Metal Custom Shop, and the owners, Paul and Jennifer Teigrob.  They are a killer team, and their projects speak for themselves.  They do amazing work.  They are a creative, incredibly hardworking couple that turns out one amazing project after another.  They can turn rust into gold, and they have an incredible eye for style.  I have to add that not only are they fantastic car builders, they are amazing, kind, generous people.  I am proud to know them, and consider them as friends.

I bought a 1968 Cadillac Calais from them three years ago that was near and dear to their hearts, and over the last few years we got to know each other in talking about the car and seeing each other at car shows.  They would even borrow the Cadillac, clean it up, take photos, and do work to it here and there just because they loved that car so much.  It is safe to say that true love goes into each and every one of their projects.   That Cadillac was without a doubt one of the coolest cars in town, and turned heads on every street and at every show.  What they did was so unique, yet clean and simple.  Sadly, I no longer have the car due to a shift in priorities, but you can bet that when I am in the market for a killer ride again, I will be calling them up!”

Clayton Swansen | Blaine, WA

Clayton Swansen | Blaine, WA

“Our 1972 GMC Pickup was in need of a complete frame off restoration. All three of our children had driven it to school and we had used it to landscape four different yards. There was eventually much needed “delayed maintenance.” Paul knew just what to do. Through every step of the project, he communicated well, gave us options for different fixes and followed through with what had been decided. What resulted was a family heirloom that was brought back to us in as new condition. I would highly recommend Paul whatever your project.”

Mike Gastineau | Belfair, WA

Mike Gastineau | Belfair, WA

“I came across Heavy Metal Custom Shop when I was looking for a shop to perform a pre-purchase inspection of my 1965 Mustang. I am from the East Coast and was not able to travel to kick the tires and needed shop that could do a bumper-to-bumper inspection. I went with HMCS because I felt they would be familiar with classic and custom cars and would know what to look for rather than a regular repair shop. I am so glad I did! I was extremely happy with the level of detail in the report. The report noted minor things as missing – loose bolts, chafed wires, missing light bulbs, and then went into great detail on engine, compression, transmission, clutch, radiator, suspension, fluids, breaks, corrosion, depth of paint etc.  Paul then spent an hour with me on the phone discussing every detail of the report – the good, the bad, and the ugly, breaking items down to “just a heads up” or “fix soon” and “fix ASAP”. I have never felt more informed when buying a used car and will have the car back to them to address the necessary things before I have it shipped.

Thank You Heavy Metal Custom Shop for exceeding my expectations!”

M.M.  Stoneham | MA

M.M.  Stoneham | MA

“Always AWESOME.”😄

Kimberly Dokken

“Very knowledgeable, professional and fair! I shopped around and had underwhelming experiences at other shops with my project truck. The folks here have an obvious passion for what they do and that translates into a great experience and trust built in them caring for your project. I’ll be coming back with my money pit truck for sure!”
Antony Urbano

Antony Urbano

“Very pleased with this shop. They did a very thorough pre purchase inspection on a vehicle I was about to buy and documented everything. I would certainly use them again.”

Jim Rusher

“Really awesome folks that know their stuff when it comes to hot rods and go fast anything.”

Rochelle Hill

Available Appointments on September 28, 2023

  7:50 am – 8:20 am1 space available
  8:20 am – 8:50 am1 space available
  8:50 am – 9:20 am1 space available
  9:20 am – 9:50 am1 space available
  9:50 am – 10:20 am1 space available
  10:20 am – 10:50 am1 space available
  10:50 am – 11:20 am1 space available
  11:20 am – 11:50 am1 space available
  11:50 am – 12:20 pm1 space available
  12:20 pm – 12:50 pm1 space available
  12:50 pm – 1:20 pm1 space available