Meet The Crew

Carl K. Corey Jr. - Owner 

US Army Veteran(1SG, Retired, 26yrs) - Over 40 yrs working on, building and customizing Cars, Trucks and Bikes with a True Passion for all things FORD.  Over 20 yrs experience with Gran Torino based cars Admin/moderator and actively involved on Gran Torino based car websites and social media 

  • Originally from Leicester Massachusetts  

  • WyoTech Graduate, PA Campus 2018 

  • Automotive Technologies Core 

  • Motorsports Chassis Fabrication 

  • Street Rod Customization and Fabrication 

  • Interior and Upholstery Fabrication 

  • Hot Rod Institute Graduate, Rapid City SD 2019 

  • HRI Motorcycle Fabrication 

  • Hot Rod Body Basic Fabrication 

  • Hot Rod Body Advanced Fabrication 

  • Hot Rod Paint and Refinishing 

  • Hot Rod Custom Interior 

James L. Sowell - Cycle Center

is from right here in Geneva joined the team to run, manage and wrench in the CaNDe Customs Cycle Center! James is actually returning to this old building where he worked as a dealership automotive technician when the business closed back in 2010. He has years experience building and installing custom exhaust systems as well as an Auto Mechanic for over 26yrs. He followed his passion for motorcycles by attending and graduating WyoTech's Motorcycle Technology Program with the Specialty of Harley-Davidson Concentration at the Daytona FL campus. Following graduation he has worked 8+yrs in a local Harley Davidson Dealership and achieved Master Technician Certifications. 

Matt Steverson - Upholstery Shop 

joins the team here locally from Holmes County Florida. He formerly owned his own upholstery shop “State Line Upholstery”, with over 20yrs experience in the industry. He is moving his business in and merging with us to operate our Upholstery Shop! He has worked in numerous shops through the years being trained from apprenticeship in all aspects of upholstery to owning his own business. He is an enthusiast of the trade who is actively engaged in multiple Social media upholstery pages/sites. He works diligently to promote, share and exchange the latest innovations and ideas with the best Trimmers in the Country. His work speaks volumes for his attention to detail. He is constantly studying to stay on top of the current industry trends and methods to advance his skills and offer the customer the best product and options available! He joins the Family seeking new Challenges while his resources, creativity, knowledge and experience add another dimension to the business. 

Chris Gainey - Hot Rod Fabrication Shop 

31yrs old, born, raised and lives right here in Geneva Alabama, a true home town guy. He is married to Rachal Gainey with a 12yr old daughter Abby. Chris has been into cars, trucks and bikes his whole life. He says he has an obsession with anything that goes fast and has power. Chris is an avid outdoors man as well. He is a trained welder/fabricator with steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Chris comes to us from Air Performance where he has worked for the past 8yrs and Reliable Products for years before that. Chris has built and been involved with building everything from small projects to full custom Jeeps, roll cages and all sorts of fluid tanks (gas and hydraulic). Chris brings a very unique set of skills to the shop that will greatly enhance our ability to repair, restore and custom build projects of all kinds for our customers 

Brandi Sowell – Front Office 

born, raised and lives right here in Geneva Alabama. She is the friendly voice you get when you call the shop and the smile you see when you walk in the door. Handles all billing and scheduling 

None of this would be possible without Carl's wife and Parents, THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!

Denise "Dee" Corey aka. "MRS. CaNDe Customs"

Married, Supporting & sometimes "putting up with" Carl since 2003

I LOVE YOU BABY!


Ken and Donna Corey "Mom and Pops"

Dad has been an integral part of renovation and building to make the dream come true.

Mom loves giving tours and bragging about her baby boy.

The motto here is, "the harder Dad works, the less Carl owes him"