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spevco

In 1973, Special Vehicles Company (SPEVCO) began restoring vintage automobiles for a few select clients. Today brands and agencies around the world trust us to design, build, and operate unique specialty vehicles for marketing, business engagement, emergency medical care, and client hospitality.

We have a fascination with fantastic (and fast) machines.

Tii races Nitro Harleys. Marty flies vintage aircraft. Will races motocross. Joe builds dragsters and races in the 4.90 Extreme Division. Craig builds electric bicycles. Chuck owns a world record for jumping 16 cars blindfolded on a motorcycle. And that's just for starters.

Every day we get to design, engineer and manufacture specialty vehicles in 3 state-of-the-art facilities with 9 Fab Bays and over 70,000 square feet. The Tour Operations group, Vehicle Maintenance, and Special Projects operate from Building C.

Spevco Capabilities

  • Hospitality Vehicles & Operations
  • Distributor Engagement Programs
  • Mission Control Vehicles
  • Mobile Aircraft Control Towers
  • Marketing and Event Vehicles
  • Independent Tour Operation & Management
  • Stage Trailers
  • B2B / Military Training Tour Platforms
  • Emergency Response Vehicles
  • Mobile Medical Suite Platforms
  • Disaster Response Vehicles

Mobile Marketing Tour Experience

Our core business is designing, building, & operating one-of-a-kind mobile marketing exhibits. There are a lot of event details, regulations, and forward-planning to consider for a large and complex special event vehicle out on tour. Our team coordinates with your existing staff or agency and handles everything.

Our Team

Fabrication. Operations. Staff. Family.

The SPEVCO Family

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Marty began operations in 1973 restoring vintage Corvettes and continues to lead SPEVCO.

Marty Tharpe

CEO

Fran began at SPEVCO in June 1981. She has filled a variety of roles payroll, accounting, inventory management and Office Manager.

Fran Weller

Executive Assistant

From working in the body shop during his summer breaks and after school to leading the Fab Team, Tii has managed every department at SPEVCO.

Tii Tharpe

President

After 23 years later Joe has experience running events in 49 states and 3 countries. Joe races in the 4.90 Extreme division and enjoys watching his grandsons play football.

Joe Patrick

VP - OPS & Maintenance

Aron manages tours across the country. He hails from the Dallas Cowboys marketing machine, is an Auburn grad and a die-hard sports fan.

Aron Chatman

Tour Manager

Travis leads our Design-Build-Operate strategy. As Director of Sales & Marketing, he is responsible for new business & client satisfaction across all markets.

Travis LeFever, MBA

Dir. of Sales & Marketing

Brian leads our pursuit of excellence. He performs the strategic role of managing both People & Process for all departments.

Brian Stith, MBA

Dir. of Operational Excellence

Ron's experience as a VP of Specialty Conversions at Prevost offers ours customers a rare perspective into world-class vehicles. A go-getter with tremendous attention to detail, Ron's your champion here at SPEVCO.

Ron Rogers

Business Development

Chuck specializes in design and deployment of Disaster Response platforms. A former Special Event operator and professional motorcycle stuntman, when he's not at government functions he's coordinating charity rides and working his Harley-Davidson into commercials for our clients.

Chuck Sullivan

Business Development - Disaster Response

Howie manages all aspects of tour maintenance and the Custom Projects shop. Drag Racing in the 4.9 is a family sport for his team.

Howie Adams

Maintenance Manager & Customs

Jason is responsible for Tour Operations, client coordination and company logistics. An avid motorcycle rider and traveler, he knows more about staging cool events than anyone around.

Jason Holder

Dir. of Exhibit Operations

Jason manages Fabrication, Project Management, and Engineering services for new and structural retrofit projects. You'll find him in the woods or on the lake until it's time for work. JM is a 20 year SPEVCO veteran.

Jason Miller

Dir. of Manufacturing Services

Justin makes sure it all works. Engineer extraordinaire!

Justin Schultz

The Lead Engineer

Lisa is our communication hub for Accounting, Operations, and Finance.

Lisa Chamberlain

Controller

Sandy is the heart of Fabrication and is responsible for safely delivering whatever the engineers send over. And he catches lots of fish.

Sandy Poplin

Dir. of Manufacturing

Susan (detailed and calm under pressure) manages projects from start to finish and is the champion for the Client during every part of the Fabrication phase.

Susan Royal

Senior Project Manager

Elton has a long history with SPEVCO, coming up from the Fab & Customs Depts. You'll usually find him up to his neck in timelines or material lead times, out on the floor taking measurements for clients, or on the phone walking them through all the options.

Elton Daub

Project Manager

With his background as BusDev management in a major beverage company, Paul is perfectly positioned to lead our Food & Beverage segment. Also a referee for the SEC on fall weekends, he knows a thing or two about Sports Marketing.

Paul Petrisko

Business Development - F&B + Sports Marketing

Contact us today!

  • SPEVCO, Inc.
    8118 Reynolda Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040
  • (336) 924-8100
  • 24 Hour Roadside Assistance
    (336) 924-8100