In 1988 John Wargo had a vision, (after working on cars throughout high school) someday he would open a shop and build custom cars for a living. He knew that it would be a tough road to make it work in the small town of Flanagan, but he loved the small-town life. After he graduated high school, he got a night shift job, printing magazines at a local printing company. Then he went out and got a loan to buy a closed down Dodge dealership that had been sitting empty in Flanagan for a few years. With the help of his parents, they cleaned up the old shop repainted it and open The Custom Shop in 1988. For the next 8 years John was working at the shop during the day and full time at night to get the shop off the ground. Finally, after all of the hard work the shop had finally taken off and was making a little money. So he quit his night job and went hard core, putting The Custom Shop and Flanagan on the map. He didn't do it alone he hired a few guys to expand the shop skill level and abilities, so Richard Llyod, Dennis Sullivan , Matt Gurgone, and Justin Rambo were added to the team. When they get busy on projects, we call in a few friends as part time help Dan Hoerner, Alex Betts, Mike Smith.
John married Kim; she comes from an automotive family background, so she was a perfect fit to do the books and paperwork. John's father Vern Wargo has since retired and still plays with cars at his home, but his Mother Betty Weers still helps by keeping the shop cleaned up and ready for work when the guys make a mess. Brandon Wargo, John's son has been going to shows with him for years and is now just starting to help at the shop and start learning the ropes. His daughter Brianna Wargo already is telling everyone she's is building cars someday. The crew at The Custom Shop, works hard to design, create, and Build some very high end customs for customer all over the US. They have been featured in 300 plus magazines and been on 60 covers since 1988 with more to come.