At Ol’ School Garage, our team of experienced craftsmen are ready to turn your dream into reality. We can help you with any car restoration project or custom build.
Classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods – we do it all with a focus on quality and attention to detail. Although we believe our reputation and past restorations speak volumes about our capability, we encourage you to scrutinise our restoration galleries and to visit our workshop to inspect our work first hand.
As car enthusiasts ourselves, we understand that it is a big step to entrust your car to others. However, be assured that our team of restoration experts will work closely with you every step of the way and keep you informed as to progress. With Ol’ School Garage as your restoration partner, dreams really can come true.
We understand that car owners don’t have an endless stream of funds to commit to their restoration project. Although restoration projects are notorious for coming in over budget and late, we believe we are able to consistently achieve budget and schedule. I'm sure you have heard of the three P's of successful real estate investment...position, position, position. We believe that successful restoration projects also depend on three P's...process, process, process!
Leon Betts, the owner of Ol' School Garage, is not a mechanic nor is he a panel beater or even a spray painter. You may be surprised to learn he is a qualified accountant who, prior to buying Ol' School Garage, spent many years working as a project manager on numerous multi-million construction projects. It didn't take him long to realise that from a process perspective, a car restoration project is no different from any other project he had worked on. And not surprisingly, car restoration projects suffer from the same problems encountered in the construction industry. So he simply scaled down the project management techniques that were successful in the construction industry and applied them to the classic car restoration business.
Leon's Build Management Process comprises of six sub-processes:
- Build specification
- Budget formulation
- Change management
- Invoicing and reporting
The fundamental objective of the Build Management Process is to ensure that both Ol' School Garage and the customer agree on exactly what is to be built and how much it will cost. Should the build specification change for any reason, the impact of the change in terms of cost and schedule is quantified and agreed up-front. So although we can't guarantee additional work will not be needed (as this is nature of restoring old cars), we can guarantee customers that they will be in control of the budget and will not get any nasty surprises when the car and final invoice are delivered.