ABOUT

The Shop

State of Mind Customs provides restoration, repair and custom services for vintage and classic automobiles to the vintage Volkswagen community in the tristate area of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

The Team

JOHN BICKEL, OWNER
John is a national ASE, I-CAR, and state-certified collision technician with mechanical certifications. With over 45 years of experience in the prototype and fiberglass fields, as well as the collision business, he offers a well-rounded approach to restoration and custom work. With a keen eye for detail and a lifetime spent in the pursuit of excellence, John is uniquely equipped to take on your project.

mattMATTHEW BEDNARCHIK, Lead Technician 
Matt is State of Michigan certified and has a Certificate of Completion in vehicle body, paint and restoration from Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan. With over 9 years of service at State of Mind Customs, he brings an attitude of excellence and a strong skill set in metal fabrication and mechanical aptitude. He is the proud father of four.

joshJOSHUA MELOY, Technician
Josh is State of Michigan certified and a graduate of Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, Michigan completing all courses in non-structural repair; paint and refinish technology; detail and paint with an associates in general studies. Josh has been a member of the restoration team since 20XX. For over 20 years, Josh has been competing in Artistic
Roller Skating. He has participated in four World Championships representing the United States on Team U.S.A. with Jaymee, his partner of 7 years.