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car man

United States

#1 Jan 21, 2009
Can anyone tell me anything about this Company Pro Restoration.I think there from your town shelby OH. I've been trying to call them but no one ever answers there phone. Are they still in Business or what.

Dover, OH

#3 Jan 30, 2009
Dont Bother he will not finish your car.
Almost Screwed

Nanjing, China

#5 Feb 23, 2009
I had my car there for more than 2 years. By legal action I forced the owner, Keith Shellhouse, to give my car back - in hundreds of pieces and many missing. It is now back with a reputable firm.

DO NOT take your car there. It is one of the most crooked business and I have written letters to the Ohio State Atty. Generals office, the Shelby Township and the BBB of Ohio. I think they are out of business, the web is down as well.

United States

#6 Feb 24, 2009
did you get any money out of him. My friend has a car there that's why i'm asking it's been there for 4 years.

United States

#7 Feb 24, 2009
screwed and almost screwed would you email me i have a few question i would like to talk to you about on this. See if you can help me out.
[email protected]
Almost Screwed

Farsta, Sweden

#8 Feb 25, 2009
I would be happy to provide you a few people you might be able to contact - as I did - to get your car back. It is not an easy process in the state of Ohio, but it is worth the money if you value your car. I would not recommend a lawyer and drag this thru the courts. There are other ways that are more cost effective but you'll need to get your documents in order. DO not expect money back, expect to pay money but if the car is worth it, than you'll need to pay.

email: [email protected]
Missing in Action

Birmingham, AL

#9 Feb 25, 2009
Thought that anyone thinking about this Company better do some home work. in these hard times people work too hard to be ripped off by someone.
Almost Screwed

Hong Kong

#10 Feb 28, 2009
For those out there wanting to know a way to deal with this as I did, let me know. I can e-mail you a contact sheet that includes a private investigator, a towing repossession company, a lawyer I initially sought for council, the BBB of Ohio and the Shelby Chamber of Commerce. When my car was extracted in early 2008, the place must have had more than 15 vehicles there. We can try and do something collectively to get this guy out of business - he needs to be shut down.
heard about it

Elyria, OH

#11 Feb 28, 2009
I know the place you are all talking about.... I live in Shelby, and my wife has had to get a car from there for someone out of state, and it was worse after that shop than before from the pics I saw.

United States

#12 Mar 4, 2009
Heard about you said your wife help someone out of state get there car back. What do you mean. Please email me at [email protected] is she a lawyer.
Almost Screwed

Hong Kong

#13 Mar 6, 2009
I would not go down the path using a lawyer. The expense, time and the fact that your car is in HIS hands while you are proceeding down this course of action is risky.

United States

#14 Mar 20, 2009
mr knowles

Marysville, OH

#15 Mar 21, 2009
carman wrote:
i dont understand, all this negative feedback toward this restoration facility, my car was finished last year,(1966 mustang fastback 2+2) i stopped by about every other week and saw trememdous progress done on my car, the total restoration, minus engine work took about 4 and a half months, the black paint was straighter than any paint work i had ever seen, and with his help in color choice, we got a beautiful contrast with the mineral grey stripes, i have had countless compliments on the car, and i refer him to anyone that asks about who did the car, this is the second car he has done for me,(also did my 427 powered 1966 shelby cobra kit car) both of which are unmatchable in quality! obviously there are some cheap bastards!! and ya i admit he does have quite a work load, but with the quality that i seen in my cars, i see why hes always busy, some people need to get their head out of thier asses, and realize that one guy can only do so much!! this guy works damn hard to try to please alot of people, and having done two cars with this bussiness, i would wait the two years to have a car built at the unmatchable quality. [email protected]

Vermilion, OH

#16 Mar 22, 2009
That's nice it took you only 4 1/2 months. Some guys have cars all apart and been there for four years.
They spent $20,000, 28,000 and 10,000 and still have nothing to show for it. There a guy in Miss.
He will beg to differ about being called a cheap Bastard. He has a claim against him for 28,000.
Maybe you should keep your mouth shut before you know all the info. Quit blowing Kieth

United States

#17 Apr 6, 2009
I agree with robbed there more and more people coming up saying he has there car and won't finish it they gave him thousand of dollars and he gave them nothing in return. I have a friend that he's had his car for 3 1/2 years now. I guess you were a special friend Mr knows or should I say Keith. to get your car done so quick and great job why would you even call us cheap bastards they paid him the money so why are the cheap. Maybe keith can get a job while he's in prison paint the cop cars. Because that's where he's going when everyone joins together and take him down. Which they are a lot of people that's talking with each other.
Almost Screwed

Nanjing, China

#18 Apr 7, 2009
Frank - you were correct! Mr. Knowles was a personal friend - I happened to have seen his Cobra in the shop. All was dropped to get this car done at the expense of others.

Mansfield, OH

#19 Apr 9, 2009
Ok it looks like we need to clear a few details up here. To whom it may or may not concern...if you never had a car in my shop stop talking shit!!! If you did this is for you...Almost screwed...or better known to us as Steven Syzdek out of Michigan...yes you did have a car in my facility, the car that I drove to Michigan and picked up out of a storage building where you had it stored for 15+ years. You stated to me that you spent more time out of the country in China than here so it did not matter how long your project took to complete. I had your car 2 months from total completion when you pulled it from my shop, stating that it would be complete in 2 weeks. It has been 11 months since then. I talked to you by phone 2 weeks ago and you stated that it was still not complete. You also showed up at my shop during work hours and offered to smoke dope with my employees so who is the real asshole here? So take your dope smokin' stupid ass comments and tell them to someone else because I have customers every day that inquire about getting their projects done by someone who knows the restoration industry and not someone who thinks they do.
Keith Shellhouse

Mansfield, OH

#20 Apr 9, 2009
I would just like to say to all the haters out there that I have been doing restoration of classic cars for 29years. There is a reason for this. I am good at what I do it is a specialty field that very few people can do. You have to be skilled in numerous areas to be able to complete such projects and stupid people need to understand that you cannot take a car that had deteriorated for 25 to 40 years and fix it in 6 months and bring to new condition. Those who have been patient enough to wait for their project have enjoyed the pleasure of many first place wins and trophies at many high class shows etc. Also the comments of others as to what a great job was done on the project. These comments are made to the owners as far as the work but never to the restorations facility which is my shop!!! Many parts for resto projects are not readily available, in addition to parts that may be fabricated, please understand this process takes time and expertise.

Since: Apr 09

Georgetown, KY

#21 Apr 9, 2009
I have a car that is currently being restored by Mr. Keith Shellhouse at Pro Restorations, and although it has taken a little longer than I expected to get this car restored, I believe the end result will be well worth the wait.
I have visited his shop on numerous occasions and have always seen progress made. I also understand that sometimes these projects require more work than expected once the car has been disassembled.
I have seen several cars that he has completed and his is work is top of the line.
I hope I am right about all of this and I will keep you posted on the end result.

United States

#22 Apr 15, 2009
what about the cars you had for three or four years. and you won't return calls. What's the reason for that. It shouldn't take that long to fix a car and if you don't want things said that are true you should answer your phone and return calls to people. It seems that it's not just one person car that has been at your shop for years and not completed it multiple peoples. What do you have to say about that.

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