“Our clients come from all over the U.S.-- and as far as the Virgin Islands,” says Henry County resident and business owner Mark Engel, who started Atlanta Auto Restoration in Hampton, Georgia nearly nine years ago. After two years of conversation about the meticulous process he and his staff of five go through to restore a car, the client shipped his car.
Engel believes that his process of entirely disassembling a car makes Atlanta Auto Restoration unique. Since the late 1980’s when he attended Northern Kentucky Vocational Technical School in Covington, Kentucky, he has honed his skills and worked toward a dream— owning his own auto restoration shop. He worked for other people, including an antique auto shop as an automotive painter and Delta Airlines restoring airplanes. He restored Corvettes part-time.
With plans for further growth of the company, Engel is eyeing a location in Newnan or Locust Grove in the near future. In his spare time, he enjoys classic cars, especially Corvettes, as well as aviation and history.
Mark is very active in the Georgia Street Rod Association and supports such causes as Hot Rodders of Tomorrow and the March of Dimes.