BILL KILPATRICK - OWNER
I have been to several certification courses throughout the years. Previously, I worked at Case Hoyt Printing Company as a lithographic stripper, where I gained talent in color hues and tints to have a trained eye for paint. I also worked at several other shops gaining office and managerial experience, as well as experience in dealing with insurance companies as an estimator. This included working with everything from heavy wrecks to small dents and repairs. Since I was 12 I have always had a car to build and paint - this and schooling have given me the knowledge that I have today. In 2013 I travelled up and down the West Coast looking for new concepts and hooking up with the West Coasts best builders. I build the most amazing cars on the East Coast and couldn't be prouder of my staff!
TRICIA RUFFINO - OFFICE MANAGER
My degree is in Education in which I taught Auto Shop, Wood Shop and Architectural Design.
I left that field to become a Mechanical Engineer at Xerox for several years.
I then left that field to become a Computer Engineer for several more years.
I then started my retail bakery that I built, ran, and employed 15 employees.
Now I have the perfect job running the office with my husband!
That, along with working on cars, has placed me in my perfect world!
I have been working in the automotive and power-sports industry for over 20 years.
Restoring and customizing cars and vintage motorcycles. Building hi - performance
engines and transmissions (Dyno Dave).
Welding and metal fabrication, frame repair, painting, installing custom suspension, fabricating roll bars and roll cages, auto wiring and full wire harnesses. I work on every vehicle as if it were my own, paying special attention to detail.
I have been working in the auto restoration business for the past
20 years. I have built several cars of my own and have extended knowledge
in complete frame off restorations. From metal fabrication right to paint.
I am happy to be part of the B&C Auto Restoration & Paint team.