SMALL SHOP | BIG BUILDS

"WE WORKED ON OUR OWN LIGHTS AND FRIENDS ASKED US TO DO THE SAME", YOU'VE HEARD IT BEFORE. THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR STORY ISN'T HOW WE STARTED BUT WHAT WE GREW INTO.

[THE BEGINNING]

A GEAR HEAD TO THE CORE AND A LOVE FOR ALL THINGS AUTOMOTIVE, EL STIG WAS OBSESSED WITH RALLYING, CANYON RUNNING, AND DRIFTING CONSTANTLY LOOKING TO IMPROVE BOTH THE HANDLING AND AESTHETICS. LIKE MOST, HE WAS SEARCHING FORUMS FOR MODS WHEN HE CAME ACROSS A THREAD ABOUT BUILDING HEADLIGHTS AND FROM IT DECIDED TO APPLY THAT KNOW-HOW TO HIS OWN CAR YEARS LATER.

FOR YEARS IT REMAINED A SMALL WEEKEND HOBBY BASED SOLEY ON REFERRALS AND TRUST. IN LATE 2013 AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD CUSTOM LIGHTS FOR A COUPLE SEMA PROJECTS CAME ABOUT AND FROM IT EL STIG GARAGE WAS BORN. THE EXPOSURE AND A STRONG PUSH ON INSTAGRAM QUICKLY GREW A FOLLOWING AND DESIRE FOR CUSTOM LIGHTING FOR ALL VEHICLE MAKES AND MODELS. 


[CHANGE FOR THE BETTER]

FOR THE NEXT YEAR WE EXPANDED OUR VEHICLE PLATFORMS, BEGAN ACCEPTING SHIPMENTS, AND WORKING WITH LED COMPONENTS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE PROJECTORS. WE BUILT RELATIONSHIPS WITH SUPPLIERS AND BUILDERS ALIKE ALWAYS WITH THE FOCUS AND DRIVE TO IMPROVE OUR SKILL AND PROVIDE THE BEST LIGHTING UPGRADES FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. 

THE GROWING AMOUNT OF WILLING CUSTOMERS READY TO HAVE US TAKE APART THEIR LIGHTS TO PERSONALIZE THEIR STYLE WITH OUR EVOLVING SKILL IS WHAT ENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED PASSION FOR WHAT WAS AHEAD.

[GROWTH WITHIN]

2015 WAS MONUMENTAL BECAUSE IT WAS THE TIME WE DECIDED TO TAKE EL STIG'S CRAFT TO A FULL TIME LIFESTYLE AND CAREER. BUILDING A BRAND AND COMPANY OFF THE SOLE DIRECTION OF AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING WAS ALMOST UNHEARD OF BUT THANKS TO THE FIRST RISK TAKERS AND THE FAST GROWING INDUSTRY, THE CHOICE WAS CLEAR. 

THROUGHOUT THE FIRST YEAR IN SHOP WE WORKED ON NEW PROJECTS DAILY AND ESTABLISHED A STRONGER FOLLOWING ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY SHARING OUR PASSION THROUGH THE EYE OF THE LENS. BECAUSE OF THIS, CUSTOMERS CONTINUED TO TRUST THE PROCESS AND ALLOWED US TO EXPAND BEYOND STANDARD LED UPGRADES TO FULLY CUSTOM FUNCTIONAL SHOW VEHICLES. 

[COMING INTO OUR OWN]

BUILDING AND DESIGNING CUSTOM SEQUENTIAL ANIMATION SET UPS WERE THE CORE OF 2017. THANKS TO THE CUSTOMERS, SUPPLIERS, AND ENTHUSIAST ALIKE, WE WERE ABLE TO PROPEL CUSTOM LIGHTING FROM A LUXURY TO A STANDARD IN THE SHOW CATEGORY FOR MANY NATIONAL BRANDED CAR CLUBS, MEETS, AND EVENTS. WE ARE PROUD AND HUMBLED BY EVERY SINGLE REFERRAL AND RETURNING CUSTOMER WE GAIN ALONG THE WAY.  SETTING THE STANDARDS FOR OURSELVES ULTIMATELY ENCOURAGES BETTER LIGHTING AND PERFORMANCE UPGRADES OVERALL.

[LOOKING AHEAD]

WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING ONLY HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUOUSLY RAISING THE BAR AND BEING APART OF YOUR NEW OR EXISTING PROJECT NO MATTER THE CALIBER. 


[WHO IS EL STIG? ]

INSPIRED BY THE GREATEST TELEVISION SERIES…IN THE WORLD, THE NAME WAS DIRECTLY INSPIRED BY THE INFAMOUS STIG WHOSE DRIVING SKILLS SUPERSEDED ALL. DRIVEN BY PASSION, EL STIG USED THE METHODS OF THE ORIGINAL STIG IN CREATING AND BUILDING CUSTOM LIGHTING. IN TRUE STIG FORM, THE SKILL SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.