We are an award-winning hot rod shop fueled by our passion of bringing automotive visions to reality for our customers. With our family of talented hot rod fabricators and craftsmen, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to help them refine, design & build their ultimate dream car from vision to reality.

Our Story

Although Goolsby Customs was officially started in 2005, the history of quality workmanship and cutting edge designs started long before that. Jonathan Goolsby has been customizing anything he could get his hands on for more than twenty years. Starting at home in the garage then as the head painter for the local Chevrolet dealership for more than twelve years. During this time many friendships were born and many custom cars built for both a growing customer base as well as many of his own personal vehicles. Along this time Goolsby Customs was able to foster collaboration between many high-profile builds and supporting industry sponsors, resulting in numerous magazine features and covers as well several SEMA show builds.

In late 2004 the allure of owning his own business along with the realization that in order to continue to “up the ante” on quality of craftsmanship Jonathan and Vonda Goolsby decided to jump with both feet in and open Goolsby Customs. For the past fifteen years, they have worked together along with a talented family of employees to build a strong customer base that is growing every day along with a level of excellence that is hard to find in this industry.

The Goolsby Customs staff continues to travel to shows across the country to showcase their customers’ cars, keep up on the current trends in build styles, & give back to the hot rodding community by showcasing newer generations of builders. If you see someone at a show with a Goolsby Customs shirt on, stop them and say hello! We will be more than happy to tell you more about us or just sit and talk cars for a while.

We also do work for other shops & personal builders including paint, body, and fabrication so even if you’re not looking for a full build or you have your own shop we would still love to help you bring your vision to reality however we can.

Our Management Team

Jonathan Goolsby

Jonathan Goolsby


Vonda Goolsby

vonda Goolsby


Ben Weber


Vice President of Operations

Awards & Recognition

We’re honored to have been recognized for our hard work building amazing hot rods & muscle cars over the past fifteen years.

2019 SEMA BASF Best Paint

Powell's 1932 Ford Tudor
"5th Avenue Special"

Goodguys 2019 SEMA Gold Award

Powell's 1932 Ford Tudor
"5th Avenue Special"

Magnificent 7 at Shades of the Past

Lokar's 1940 Ford Conv. "Lucille"

Top 25 Shades of the Past

Lokar's 1940 Ford Conv. "Lucille"

Industry Associations

We’re proud and active members in these hot rod & aftermarket automotive industry associations
Good Guys Rod & Custom Association
National Street Rod Association


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