When Leigh Ann met Dana Webb back in 1980, neither of them had any idea the roads they’d travel together!
Dana and Leigh Ann worked for a cable company. So how in the world did they become owners of an auto body repair shop? Well, simply put, it was because Dana loved cars and Leigh Ann loved Dana!
Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, but suffice it to say that when you have a life calling, you’ll find it if you stay open to the possibilities. And that’s just what happened after Dana and Leigh Ann were married and their life goals and priorities started to change.
Starting with a simple chip repair shop, the business grew very quickly. It was a service that people needed often and needed quickly. As Dana got to know the families he was serving he realized there was so much more he could do to help them. That’s when he decided to expand the business into a full auto-body repair shop.
Michael, Leigh Ann’s son first painted a car when he was 16 years old. He’d bought a car from his grandfather and worked on it the whole summer. For hours he worked on the body, smoothing it, re-creating it; restoring it. His passion for cars never left. And that’s why it was easy for him to join the Car Specialties team in April 2005.
You’ll find him in the paint shop creating amazing designs and perfectly matching colors. Cars are beautifully refurbished under his eye for detail.
The whole family gets very involved in the community; especially where classic cars are involved! Here are just some of the charities they’ve worked to support and promote at numerous events and fundraisers:
One of Dana’s proudest moments was being selected Citizen of the Year by the Findlay Area Civitan Club in 2011. Helping others was so important to Dana it seemed to come naturally for him. So to be recognized for something he felt so deeply about was humbling and gave him a deep sense of pride.
We lost Dana in 2015, but the heart of Car Specialties still belongs to him. We feel him in everything we do, and see his touches everywhere we look. It is his legacy of honesty, integrity, and genuine caring that we carry on today in his name.
Stop by our shop to see all the classic car show awards Dana received and a whole slew of pictures and newspaper articles showing off his “Baby.” We’d love to share some stories with you! And we’d love to add you to our circle.