Eric will be the first to admit he didn't get to this point all by himself. Those early days in his parents' garage weren't spent alone. The same can be said today. Eric and Bradley may be the only guys on the payroll, but anytime a show rolls around you'll see the old lackeys popping in to lend a hand. Maybe it's because they're bored, or maybe it's because they know this so-called hobby, and this shop, are about more than making money. It doesn't matter what club you're in, how black your socks are, where you're from, or how much money you got, you get the same treatment at the LSOH. So what did our old friend Henry mean when he said a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business? Well, by now you should know what he meant, and if you haven't figured it out, you probably need to go online or stop by The Little Shop of Horrors and see what this place is all about. And for the record, helping out in the shop won't get you much of a discount. Hey, times are tough, and Eric's gotta keep his pay-as-you-go cell phone in service after all. If things pick up he may even add text messaging someday.
Shop Name: The Little Shop of Horrors
Owner: Eric Saliba
Number of Employees: 3.5
Employee Names and Position:
Eric Saliba - Owner and builder
Bradley James - Right-Hand Man
Helpers: Nathan Becker (.5), Terrance Mullins (.5), Seth Duncan (.5), Skyler Smith (.5)
Shop comedian: Pascal Barone IV (.5)
Address: 150 South Mahr Ave., Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Future Plans: Finish the Blazer in this lifetime
Read this month's Hot Seat to get the scoop on the Spike Truck "Flame Job".
Special Thanks From Owner:
"People always come up to me at shows and compliment our work like it was just me doing it, but I want to point out that I've had a lot of help over the years. Truth is, on any given project I spend 25% of my time on the phone with the owner, 50% of it on the interweb (maybe more), and 25% working on the trucks. Bradley on the other hand, spends 100% of his time with his nose buried in the work. So shake this guy's hand next time you see him! I'd also like to thank the customers, current and past, that have invested in what we do here. I'm blessed to have had the opportunities to work on some neat stuff and meet cool people that would be my friends regardless of whether trucks were in the picture or not. Most people drop off a truck as strangers and pick it up as good friends, and that, folks, is what it's all about."