Since he was just a youngster, native Utahn Dave Kindig has had a driving passion for custom automobile design. Today, Kindig’s rock-and-roll attitude, creative spirit, and unique style have earned him celebrity status. He has not only received world-wide recognition for his show-stopping custom designs, but his show “Bitchin’ Rides” on Velocity TV has helped him become an amiable, heavy-metal TV personality. When Kindig purchased a new home in Draper, Utah, Flow Wall jumped at the opportunity to trick out his garage with a custom organizational system.
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- Kindig-It Design: The Rockin’ Rise To Greatness
- Kindig & Flow Wall Go Way Back
- The Unique Kindig Design Flow Wall Project
- Overcoming Project Challenges
Kindig-It Design: The Rockin’ Rise To Greatness
After eight years of working for High Performance Coatings in Salt Lake City, Kindig decided he’d had enough apprenticeship experience to move on to the next level and become his own bad-ass boss. In 1999, he founded Kindig-It Design, a one-stop, complete custom car shop which transforms autos into show-stopping masterpieces.
Kindig started his business in the small confines of his home garage before quickly outgrowing the space and leasing a 4500-square-foot shop in Salt Lake City. Here, he used his skills and mastery to work on big projects like the hand-painted PT Cruiser for Uglies.com and other crazy, custom rides.
As word of the Kindig-It’s unique, hard-core craftsmanship spread, the demand for eye-catching Kindig designs grew. Once again, the Kindig crew expanded their business to a 9000-square-foot shop where they’d have enough space to take on killer projects and build remarkable vehicles for clients who wanted a high-quality, one-of-a-kind project.
Today, Kindig-It Design operates out of a 27,000-square-foot shop with state-of-the-art metal fabrication, paint, and upholstery facilities. Along with earning Utah’s Finest Award at the Salt Lake City AutoRama numerous years in a row, Kindig-It Design’s customized cars have been recognized by heavy-hitters in the industry, including:
- 2007 GM Design Award – SEMA
- 2012 Master Builder Award – Boise Roadster Show
- 2012 Trendsetter Award – Goodguys Rod and Custom
- 2013 Ford Design Excellence Award – SEMA
As high-spirited and hard-core as Kindig presents himself, he also cares deeply about making sure his shop is organized and efficient. With everything in its right place, he and his crew can do what they do best: design cars, no holds barred.
To get the most out of his garage organization, Kindig turned to Flow Wall for a customizable solution as cool and customizable as his cars. Flow Wall’s products helped to store tools and equipment in a way that enabled his crew to work efficiently and productively.
Kindig & Flow Wall Go Way Back
Kindig originally used a Flow Wall design inside his car trailer, where he sold t-shirts and other Kindig-It Design memorabilia. He quickly fell in love with the ease, durability, and reliability of Flow Wall’s products and installed a customizable system in his massive downtown warehouse.
After purchasing a new home in Draper, Utah, Flow Wall was stoked to help Kindig trick-out his four-bay garage with a custom Flow Wall system. As a long-time customer of Flow Wall and proponent of Flow Wall products, Kindig was equally as hyped about the sponsorship.
The Unique Kindig Design Flow Wall Project
Kindig worked with Flow Wall to design a storage system which allowed him to have easy access to every item in his garage. First, they installed several Slatwall Panel Organizers as a base which allowed him to add additional attachments or readjust the design as he felt necessary. Unlike old slat boards and wooden clips, this patented modular design is made from a lightweight, durable cellulose PVC that’s easy to install and customize. Cabinets, bins, hooks, and shelves are simply ‘clicked’ into the panel and will remain secure until you move them.
One of Kindig’s biggest requests was to create a space that looked neat and organized when the garage doors were open. Flow Wall rose to the occasion by installing cabinets to help conceal clutter and store commonly used items like snow shovels and gardening supplies.
Kindig hand-selected his cabinets from a variety of different sizes and designs including:
- Base Cabinet: A 26-inch-high wall mount cabinet with adjustable shelf
- Drawer Cabinet: Three pull-out drawers, each capable of holding up to 50-pounds
- Wall Cabinet: A 26-inch-high wall mount cabinet with adjustable shelf
- Tall Cabinet: A 72-inch-high wall mount cabinet comes with three adjustable shelves
- Jumbo Cabinet: A 72-inch-high wall mount cabinet includes four adjustable shelves
Kindig opted for the Graphite Carbon Fiber color to reflect his heavy-metal style, but cabinets also come in Red Carbon, Platinum Carbon, Silver, White, Espresso, and Maple. He also wanted to have a designated space to hang bikes, skateboards, and other large items in an organized manner.
To achieve this, Flow Wall installed several hooks and racks which added functionality to his space: the Folding Bike Rack Hook, the Sports Hook and Heavy Duty Hook Bundles, the Magnet Hook (a favorite of Kindig’s), Nylon Strap Hooks, Bin Holder Brackets, and a Paper Towel Rack.
Flow Wall finished the look off by implementing a garage shelving system and hard and soft storage bins. One of Kindig’s favorite aspects of the Flow Wall garage storage system is the durability of the materials. Just as he relied on Flow Wall to help display the merchandise he sold out of his trailer and store the tools and equipment he uses in his warehouse, Kindig now relies on Flow Wall to keep his home garage functional and organized.
Overcoming Project Challenges
Because Kindig is so familiar and knowledgeable of Flow Wall products, installing a garage organization system was relatively quick and easy. However, as with many homes and businesses, Kindig’s garage had a unique architectural feature that prevented the installation of a specific Flow Wall panel. However, thanks to Flow Wall’s adaptable design, Kindig’s system could be altered without forsaking visual appeal or functionality.
This type of adaptation is one of Flow Wall’s greatest features. Cabinets, shelving units, and accessories can be attached and detached with ease so home and business owners like Kindig can rearrange their look or alter organization to fit their needs. Along with the patented Flow Wall design, cabinets don’t have a backing, which means hooks and bins can be added inside and any clutter can be hidden behind cabinet doors.
Because Flow Wall products aren’t made out of traditional metal, they can be seamlessly implemented into indoor spaces like laundry and craft rooms. From garage storage to indoor wall organization, Flow Wall has the perfect solution to help you design your ideal garage.
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