About Customs by Kilkeary

Customs by Kilkeary is a nationally recognized premier custom-build hot rod company that is focused on extreme attention to detail. Located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA, our company offers everything from wheel and tire upgrades to premier complete custom vehicle builds.

With over 35 years in the auto industry, the company’s founder and President, Tim Kilkeary, decided to take his love of cars to a whole new level…and changed gears. A perfectionist at heart, Tim’s goal for each and every project starts and ends with an intricate focus on detail not only to the cars, but also to the customers. With a belief in each client’s vision, the company is able to build both the car to its highest form and transform the customer’s dream into a reality.

A level of perfectionism and the highest standards in quality are what laid the foundation for our brand-new facility. Our facility offers a one-stop-shop where dreams are built for those who share our passion for unique vehicles. We are proud to have a team of young, talented, multi-faceted professionals who love cars and care about yours. From our quality, friendly service to the honesty and value we bring to every project, we build lasting relationships as well as building cars.

Whether it’s a hot rod, street rod, muscle car or a one-of-a-kind street machine, Customs by Kilkeary has the skill, the knowledge and expertise to delivery top quality vehicles complete with the perfect mix of technology and art.

What We Do

Under One Roof

From start to finish, the vast majority of our work is performed under our own roof to handle all types of vehicle builds. You have the assurance that you are receiving an exclusive, custom vehicle fabricated with the highest standard of quality and performance built in. Our body and paint department is completely in-house, and we have high level, close relationships with many premier aftermarket companies.

Our Team

The team specializes in high end custom cars, and understands the importance of having premier fabrications performed by highly skilled experts. Avoiding subcontracting where possible, we prefer to rely on our experienced professionals that meet the highest standards that our customers have come to trust and expect. Our passion for the industry is reflected in the high caliber work performed many times over on every finished product, whether big or small.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Good Guys Custom Rod of the Year finalist
  • Good Guys Street Machine of the Year finalist
  • Multiple Good Guys “Builders Choice”
  • Multiple NSRA Top 12 Winners
  • Multiple Shades of the Past Top 25
  • Shades Fabulous 5 Award Winner
  • Multiple Detroit Autorama 1st Place Winner
  • Street Rodder Magazine Top 100 4 years in a row
  • Street Rodder Magazine Top 10 Street Rod of the Year
  • Multiple National Magazine feature articles

At Customs by Kilkeary, we pride ourselves in the pursuit of perfection in all of our work. With a solid business history and a proven history of building award-winning cars, we are confident that we can help you take your vision to the streets.