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Referral Partners

We are providing contact information for selected local service providers for your consideration. Please understand that we cannot guarantee or endorse their work. We’re referring these providers because they’ve done great work for us, our staff, or customers.

Please be sure that you tell the service provider you were referred by Tom & Michelle Grothouse at Classic Family Agency. If you do not have an outstanding customer experience with one of these service providers, let us know immediately.


Trinity Leather & Premier Auto Design: Our Shelby GTH needed a new carpet and custom interior installed. Trinity handled it and can be reached at 972-272-2722 or trinityleatherandaccessories.com.

Designer Auto Accessories: When we needed licensed Shelby interior customization, we went to Gary Disney at Designer Auto Accessories. He handles many makes and models. See designerautoaccessories.com or call 949-305-7818.

A&B Muffler & Brake #3: This local company has done exhaust work on our collector cars. If you don’t need to go to a fancy facility but you do want good and honest work done at a fair price by collector car lovers, check them out. Located at 101 N. Collins, Arlington, TX 76011 or call 817-277-6691.

Triple F Automotive: Ask for Doug Berry who handles Sales/Consignments at 817-750-1040. Triple F is located at 2760 Golden Triangle Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Website: www.triplefautomotive.com/contact-us.html

Classical Gas: This sales and vehicle storage facility is located in the S. Arlington/Mansfield area. Ask for Cris Lofgren at 682-420-1010 to ask for directions or email him: cris@classicalgasmotors.com.

Dallas Mustang: This local supplier and modification facility has just about everything for old and new Mustangs and also has some Cougar parts. The shop is located at 10720 Sandhill Road, Dallas, TX, 75238. Phone: 214-349-0991 or 1-800-MUSTANG. Website: www.dallasmustang.com

Safelite Glass: They are known for their mobile service but they have a great facility on S. Cooper. Call 800-800-2727 and if you have any issues call the area manager Michael Pacheco.

GT44: For our late model and classic cars, mechanical, body, and restoration work is done by Sunny Rodriguez at GT44 located at 1000 Oakmead Drive, Arlington, TX 76011. GT44 is also a dealer of classic and rare autos. Call 817-680-7245 or email at: sunny@gt44auto.com. Website: www.gt44auto.com

Advantage Auto Works: We have not had any work done there but we’ve heard from customers that their restoration work is solid. The shop is located at 6432 Davis Blvd, N. Richland Hills, TX, 76182. Call 817-788-8660 and ask for Chris Recker.


Charlie's Plumbing: They have helped us and several of our customers with favorable results. If you have basic plumbing issues on up to pipes broken in the slab, you can contact them at 817-465-6902 or email them: charliesplumbing@outlook.com

Door Tech of Texas, Inc: When we’ve had garage door mishaps, we’ve always gotten great service from this company. Carlos or his son usually takes care of us. Call them at 817-703-5599 or send an email to doortech@flash.net. Website: mydoortech.com.

Kindred Glass Company: This local glass company is at 2302 W. Park Row, Pantego, TX 76013. They specialize in glass and mirror work and have collectibles and unique artwork that is made in-house. We’ve had our glass work done there and purchased quite a bit of their artwork which is displayed in our agency. Call them at 817-274-5663.

PuroClean (Chris Tucker): If your home has been damaged by fire, water, mold, or a biohazard and you need to have a mess cleaned up quickly to remediate your damages, consider Chris Tucker. He has provided outstanding service to many customers with 100% satisfaction surveys so far. Call Chris at 817-371-9120 or 817-344-7202.

Quality Tops Roofing: They have handled all of our personal roofing needs for many years and have taken care of many customers with solid reviews. They are family-owned and based in Arlington. Ask for Bruce Sabine at 817-469-8677. Website: www.qualitytopsroofing.com.

911 Exteriors: We recently had to repair and replace our fence and decided to use Ash Abraham at 911 Exteriors. He will negotiate with difficult neighbors! He advised he can also handle gutters, windows, siding, and roof damage. Phone: 972-243-6700. Website: www.911exteriors.com.

Safe Solutions Security Systems: Call for Mike Reed at 940-241-SAFE for help with home and business security needs. Website: www.safesolutions.us.

Real Estate Agents

Lori Hansen (Re/Max Pinnacle Group): Located at 1241 W. Green Oaks, Arlington, TX 76013. Phone: 817-319-9116. Website: www.lorihansenhomes.com.

Roxann Skinner (Independent): You can ask for her assistance by calling 817-317-1074 or sending an email to: roxannskinner@yahoo.com.

Mary Samad – Keller Williams: Located at 1301 S. Bowen Rd Suite 125, Arlington, TX 76013. Phone: 832-228-0721 or 817-795-2500. Email: wsad@kw.com.

Mortgage Brokers

Chuck Baudrau – Prime Lending Mortgage: Located at 55 Main Street, Colleyville, TX 76034. Phone: 817-366-9216 or 817-251-6360. Website: www.chuckbaudrau.com.

Oscar Cuesta – Wells Fargo: Located at 878 S. Denton Tap, Suite 200, Coppell, TX, 75019. Phone: 214-557-2342 or 214-566-9497.

Personal Services

Special Needs Families

TJ Kroehle: TJ has helps with planning for the needs of our special needs son, dealing with government agencies regarding benefits issues, guardianship, and options for day programs and group homes. He offers outstanding seminars for special needs families that include panel discussions with representatives from group homes, adult daycare programs, and more. See the websites: www.txlifeplanning.com and www.forfamiliesofspecialneeds.com for more information.

Green Oaks School: This private school in Arlington provides educational opportunities for special needs children and adults. Our special needs son will be attending the adult program after graduating from Lamar High School. Contact them at 817-861-500 or see their website at: https://www.greenoaksinc.org/.


Richard Sherman: Certified Public Accountant: Richard is our family and business accountant and is fast, thorough, and affordable. Call him at 817-991-3648. Website: www.richardshermancpa.com.


Arlington Orthopedic Associates – Dr. Troy Foster: Troy is our family doctor for issues with joints, bones, pinched nerves, etc. and has offices in Irving, Arlington, and Mansfield. Office: 817-375-5330.


Quest Group: Most of our post cards, brochures, and mailers are designed and printed by Kathy & Marc Cobos. Call 817-285-003. Website: www.thequest-group.com.

Vision Care

First Eye Care – Arlington: Our family eye doctor is Gayle Karanges at 2301 N. Collins, Arlington, TX, 76006. Call 817-860-9050. Website: www.fecarlington-hub.com.

Dental Care

David Slater Dentistry: Located at 193 Brown Blvd, Arlington, TX, 76006. Phone 817-261-7292. Website: www.davidslaterdentistry.com.

Veterinary Care

Green Oaks North Pet Hospital: Dr. Brad Hulka and staff are fantastic! The office is located at 1890 NE Green Oaks, Arlington, TX, 76006. Phone: 817-860-3087. Website: www.greenoaksnorthvets.com.

Legal Assistance

Robinson & Smart, PC: For family law needs, we trust Laurie Robinson. Located at 4214 Little Road in Arlington, TX 76016. Phone: 817-419-0023. Website: www.robinsonandsmartpc.com.

Owens & Owens: For guardianship needs, we trust Lee Owens. Located at 720 W. Abrams, Arlington, TX 76013. Phone: 817-469-9900. Website: www.owensandowens.com/the-attorneys.

W.T. “Skip” Leake: When he have issues related to real estate, banking, or probate transactions, we call on Skip. Located at 2201 N. Collins, Arlington, TX, 76006.

Dining & Entertainment

Piccolo Mondo Restaurant: Fine Italian dining at reasonable prices with a romantic atmosphere! The owner graciously supports local charities and has contributed gift cards to our past car shows. Located at 829 E. Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011. Phone: 817-856-2092. Website: www.piccolomonod.com.

J. Gilligans: Always a fun place to eat with great food and drinks at reasonable prices. Randy has always given gift cards to support our charity car shows. Located near UTA at 400 E. Abram, Arlington, TX, 76010. Phone: 817-274-8561. Website: www.jgilligans.com.

Candlelite Inn: We’ve been going here forever, it seems. Good food at fair prices in a romantic atmosphere dating to 1957. Located near the Cowboys and Rangers at 1202 E. Division in Arlington, TX, 76011. Phone: 817-275-9613. Website: www.candleliteinnarlington.com.

Vintage Car Museum and Event Center: Our ’66 Mustang Fastback is on display as is the ’56 T-Bird that was purchased from us by the museum owner. You can get a great meal and tour a free museum with many other great cars. This is a great car club excursion destination! Located at 100 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, TX, 76086. Call 817-550-6550. Website: www.vintageautomuseum.com.