Origins of RLK Services
Did you know RLK Services started in 2001 as Real Life Kustoms in my parents back yard? Fresh out of high school I was already working on building custom pickup trucks. Starting out with my first truck, I learned my ways in fabrication. A 1982 Chevrolet C-10 dubbed DragNasty was the first truck I bagged and bodydropped. I still own DragNasty today and plan on a rebuild one day.
My next truck was a more detailed project. Since at this point I was painting at a bodyshop, I was able to really hone my skills at the paint and body aspect of truck building. I always wanted a detailed and a smooth slick truck. I built what was named "Daily Toy". It was my driver everyday rain or shine. The timeless look that the truck had is still a popular style to this day. Even though I sold it almost 10 years ago, it still looks the same. It's had several owners since me, but at last accounts it still looks just like the day I sold it.
After Daily Toy, I wanted a hauler. A crew cab dually with more room and more lugs. Enter TowNasty! It started as a shop truck which snowballed into a project of its on. Stock floor body dropped, shaved, fuel injected motor swap, and of course 22" semi wheels.
As my skills got better, more people wanted me to work on their trucks. I'd paint at the body shop all day, and then build custom trucks at my shop at night. Here are a few builds I did and/or had a big part in building.
Growing up around semi trucks my whole life, it fueled my desire to build a custom rig. So I bought a 9370 International from my cousin and built my first big truck. Being an International, no one made cool parts for them. So, I built my own. This led my fellow trucking friends into wanting me to build parts for their trucks. I quit the body shop and started driving my International as an Owner Operator and worked weekends in my shop building truck parts, changing the name to RLK Services LLC. From there I grew into the full time parts and custom shop you see today. I thank everyone that gave me the chance to prove myself. Without that, I wouldn't be where I am today.
Through it all, my family has stuck beside me and supported my dreams of truck fabrication. We truly are a truckin family!