Tim Showalter

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Tim Showalter is an American entrepreneur. Tim started Hoosierboy Restorations LLC in 2013 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.[1]

Tim Showalter, founder of Hoosierboy Restorations LLCTim Showalter, founder of Hoosierboy Restorations LLC


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Early Career

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Hoosierboy Restorations LLC

Tim started Hoosierboy Restorations LLC in 2013. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Hoosierboy Restorations LLC?

At 10-years-old I saw a bicycle in a neighbor’s trash can and asked if I could have it. I ended up with two broken bikes and combined them to make one, which I rode and eventually sold.

In junior high school, I took woodshop and fell in love with woodworking. Evenings, my father, the school superintendent who had started out as a shop teacher, would take me to the school’s woodshop and we’d build furniture and Christmas presents and fix things.

Today, my career is based around restoring old bicycles, pedal cars, Coke machines as well as other items. I previously worked at Beech Grove schools doing education technology, but began to get burned out and wanted to do something that I really enjoyed. Around that same time a TV show called “American Restoration” was on the History Channel, and it inspired me. I thought, ‘Wow, that guy [on TV] is making a living at restorations, maybe I can do the same”. So I just kind of blindly cashed in my 401k and jumped into it not knowing what to do or how to run a business or anything like that. I started in my mom’s garage, and I put up a website right away.


This is me in 2013 at a local auto show trying to drum up business

Probably the most important thing I've learned is the importance of communications and organization. I had to develop these 2 skill sets, which took some considerable control and discipline.

Source [1]



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