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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

The Most Important Thing.

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

Marty Tharpe

CEO

Tii has been part of SPEVCO his entire life. From working in the body shop during his summer breaks and after school, he has managed every department and is now President.

Tii Tharpe

President

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

Joe began in November, 1989 and 23 years later he has experience running events in 49 states and 3 countries. Joe’s 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 and hails from the Dallas Cowboys marketing machine. An Auburn grad and die-hard sports fan.

Aron Chatman

Tour Manager / Business Development

Rocket

Safety Cat - Pest Control

Travis is from Greensboro, NC and arrives at SPEVCO after 15 years in construction management and Business Development.

Travis LeFever, MBA

Dir. of Sales & Marketing

Brian leads our pursuit of excellence in everything we do. He performs the strategic role of managing both People & Process for all Divisions.

Brian Stith, MBA

Dir. of Operational Excellence

Chris specializes in design and creation of Marketing and Experiential Exhibits.

Chris Stonehouse

Business Development - Marketing

A former Special Event operator and stuntman, Chuck specializes in design and deployment of Disaster Response platforms.

Chuck Sullivan

Business Development - Disaster Response

Howie manages all aspects of tour maintenance and the Custom Projects shop.

Howie Adams

Maintenance Manager & Customs

Jason is responsible for Tour Operations, client coordination and company logistics.

Jason Holder

Dir. of Exhibit Operations

Jason manages Fabrication, Project Management, and Engineering services for new and structural retrofit projects.

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.

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

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

Will Ashley

Senior Project Manager

With his background as an Arms Dealer (ok, Military Hardware Negotiator for the US Army), he is perfectly poised casting the SPEVCO vision for our experiential marketing clientele.

Robert Dunlap

Business Development - Marketing

Contact us today!

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