Jessica received her business degree at Adams State College. While pursuing her college education she worked part time for USDA, Rural Development. Upon receiving her degree she became a full time permanent employee where she still works today 29 years later. Jessica is involved in the local community where she served on the school board from 2007-2009. Jessica continues to be involved in her husband’s business from cleaning cars to bookkeeping. Jessica’s passion was raising her children and seeing Johnny pursue his dreams.
Favorite car: was the 1955 Chevy, Johnny asked her to marry him in which later he sold!
After high school Johnny was awarded a wrestling scholarship to Willmar, Minnesota. After a wrestling injury Johnny decided it was time to move on where he enlisted in the Army National Guard Reserve for a four year term. Due to Johnny’s father’s illness Johnny returned home and attended Adams State College where his goal was to be a teacher and coach. Johnny changed his coaching plans and begin teaching himself the art of upholstery in his living room by night and a brick mason by day. Johnny then decided he would purse upholstery full time where he began his business in 1989. With many years and hard work and dedication Johnny became nationally recognized for his beautiful custom interior creations. Johnny than expanded his business and began to complete custom hot rod builds. In 2011 Johnny was recognized at the Detroit Autorama show in which he received a Great 8 Ridler award for restoring a 1962 Corvette named Elegance.
First car: 1973 Nova Super Sport
Favorite car: 1955 Chevy
Dream car: 1941 Willys Coupe
Ashlee is a 2013 graduate of Alamosa High School, today Ashlee is pursuing her college education in Lake Havasu AZ where she also works two jobs and continues to assist Johnny’s Auto Trim in any way she can. Ashlee was raised in the shop and knows the different facets of the business from sanding a car to spraying paint. Ashlee is restoring her very own 1966 Nova Super Sport which she hopes to be able to spray paint with her own custom color. Ashlee recently competed for the title of Miss Colorado and was honored to be chosen from over 600 applicants.
Favorite car: Her very own 1966 Nova
I am well rounded and can do just about everything around the shop but my real passion is fabricating and welding. I spent a lot of time as a kid in my dad’s welding shop where I started learning to weld at a very young age. I also spent a good amount of time here at Johnny’s around the cars. My love of the cars has been around for a long time. After high school I attended WyoTech were I graduated with a degree in paint and body, chassis and custom fabrication. I have been employed at Johnny’s for 5 years. I am married and have two young boys.
First car: 1988 Ford louvered truck
Favorite car: 1933 Ford Sedan
Dream car: 1939 Lincoln Coupe
Shops and street rods were my childhood and have since been in my eye. Working in the shop since I was young sweeping floors until utilizing years of skill to create true art in these vehicles such as a sought after Ridler Great Eight car, I push to have a great future in this industry. Continuing on in the adventure of a growing and successful business, I work on nearly all assets of the build from fabrication of body and chassis, paint and body, interior and overall design. Currently working in the shop I also attend Adams State University and hope to receive my degree within two years. Though, having a heavy hand in the shop but in travels as well, I keep busy when away from the building at various shows, events, and special occasions to lead by example with our quality of person and product.
First car: 1934 Chevy Chopped Sedan
Favorite car: My 1966 Nova, which I restored and painted
Dream car: 1949 Chevy truck
I’m 23 years old and working my dream job being a part of Johnny’s team. I enjoy fast cars, dirt biking, and anything where you can put the pedal to the metal. Working on hot rods is my dream building them from the ground up is my passion. My first car was a 2005 lowered truck; my favorite car is a 1970 Cuda and my dream car is a 1967 Shelby GT 500.
I was born and raised in the San Luis Valley and have over 30 years’ experience in the automotive field. I am a lifelong automotive enthusiast who enjoys racing, modifying and restoring cars. I am a real “car guy” who loves what I do. If it has a motor and wheels it’s cool! I am married, have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
First car: 1962 Dodge Dart
Favorite car: 1970 Cuda 440
Dream car: 1962 Chevy 409