June 15, 2012

Driven Restorations in the News!

Car restoration business helps people drive their dream

We were recently featured in the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. We are excited for the show circuit this summer and will continue the activities this Sunday at the Beaver Dam Swan City Car Show.

Thank you to all the local business's for their support and excellent service!

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Steve and Molly Gursky with the recently completed 1949 Chevrolet 3100 5-window

The following was published by The Daily Citizen and was written by Amanda Lutey:

RANDOLPH — A car restoration business that prides itself on quality work has a simple goal – helping people drive their dream.
Steve Gursky Jr. and his wife, Molly, own Driven Restorations, located at their rural Randolph home.
The Gursky's moved to Randolph from northwestern Wisconsin a few years go when Molly had a job change. A graduate of Wyotech, Steve said he’s been working on cars since he was 8 or 9, and working on them professionally for about 12 years.
Driven Restorations will work on projects big and small, from a frame-off restoration to minor repairs and does almost everything in house except upholstery and machine work on engines. Driven Restoration fully document projects – including photographs and videos so the owner can see the process.
The Gursky's said they try to stay with local suppliers as much as they can.
Steve said he takes pride in his work, and considers each car he works on to be an advertisement for his business.
“People really notice the details,” he said. “It’s all about the details.”
Molly said a project can be restored back to stock, or customized with performance parts.
The Gursky's said the car scene is a lot bigger in this area than it was in northern Wisconsin. Steve had worked for an auto body shop on restoration and collision projects. He said he’s not going to get rich working on restorations through his current business.
“You have to have a passion to do it,” Steve said.
Steve restores a limited number of vehicles a year and Molly does all the bookkeeping(,customer service) and marketing.
“We do things knowing we will stand behind them,” Steve said. “All work is guaranteed.”
"We really focus on quality,” said Molly. “But we make sure we do what the customer wants.”
Current projects include a 1965 Ford Galaxie and a 1959 Dodge Sierra Spectator nine passenger wagon.
“I like old cars,” Steve said. “I could do this all day, everyday - and I do.”
Driven Restoration plans to be at the annual Swan City Car Show on Sunday in Beaver Dam, and will serve as a show sponsor for the Cruzin’ Portage Car and Truck Show on June 24.
To learn more about Driven Restorations, call (608) 609-5041, or (920)326-9314 find them on Facebook or visit their website, www.drivenrestorations.com.
The Swan City Car Show will take place Sunday at Swan City Park in Beaver Dam. Admission is free for spectators. The event opens at 8 a.m. An awards presentation will begin after 3:30 p.m.