Bill Kuhns, SIOR, Senior Broker with FM Stone Commercial recently assisted Pro Custom Paint in securing its third and fourth area buildings in three years. Pro Custom Paint’s most recent purchases are two industrial buildings totaling 66,647 SF on 7.4 acres at 57974 & 57976 County Road 3 in Elkhart. This latest purchase will allow owner Mike Suski the opportunity to keep growing and diversifying. And he intends to do just that.
Pro Custom Paint is an automotive paint shop catering primarily to the recreational vehicle market. Clients are manufacturers that produce RVs and need custom paint work on the vehicles. And business has been good for the former member of the Newmar management team who started Pro Custom Paint in September of 2010.
“The plan is to consolidate our existing business under one roof,” Suski said. “We will use one of the new buildings which is roughly 33,000 SF, add a new addition of 25,000 SF and move the operations from our two other buildings under one roof for more efficiency. Then we will take our other two buildings (18,000 SF and 20,800 SF) and create two new businesses. One will focus on paint for smaller parts related to the RV, marine and automotive industry and the other will focus on catering to existing RV owners who want things like special paint jobs or need repair work on their vehicles.”
All four of Suski’s buildings are within a quarter mile of each other. And what will happen with the other building he recently purchased? It will be leased out until Suski needs it. This shouldn’t be long considering how things have moved for him so far. Currently employing 50 people, Suski expects to add another 30 employees by the end the 1Q 2014. He hopes to have everything consolidated under one roof by the end of January 2014. Now all he needs now are employees.