Get twisted

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ryan Peters proudly displays his first restoration, a 1966 Corvette Sting Ray, completed while he was in college, in his showroom at Twisted Kreations, located at 403 Fifth St. in Spencer. (Photos by Randy M. Cauthron)

When it comes to cars, trucks and bikes

The showroom is filled with classic cars and rock and roll memorabilia. Music from the 50s and 60s plays in the garage. And when it comes to personal transportation, there is very little Twisted Kreations can't handle.

What began as a classic car restoration operation has shifted dramatically in a very short period of time according to Ryan Peters, owner of the shop, located at 403 E. Fifth St. in Spencer.

"We started as a restoration shop, but that wasn't enough in this area," Peters, a life-long resident of Spencer, said.

Twisted Kreations expanded its horizons, after officially opening its doors on June 1. The business now offers collision work, certified insurance service, bed liner spraying, engine repairs, detailing and about anything anyone could want done to a vehicle.

Jesse Blair takes a look under the hood in the garage at Twisted Kreations.

"From Harley Davidsons to semis to Corvettes, if we can't do it, we'll find someone who can," Peters said, suggesting that he wants his shop to offer "that little bit more."

"We want to be one-stop shop," he insisted.

Peters attended Northwest Iowa Community College where he studied auto body. While in college, he completed his first restoration, a 1966 Corvette, which remains on display in his showroom today. It shares space with a 1970 Corvette and a 1960s Cobra.

Rob Lee puts the shine on wheel as part of the detailing operation at Twisted Kreations.

While at NCC, he took a semester of business courses as well.

He began working in a small shop with his father, before taking jobs in area factories. After layoffs, he decided he had enough of the corporate world, and wanted to go back into business for himself.

After spending close to six months getting equipment ready to go and developing a base clientele, Peters opened his doors.

A truck is prepped for work in the painting bay.

He's recently hired a full-time mechanic to work on transmissions, as well as general engine work, bringing his staff to two full-time, two part-time and himself.

Business has been consistent and the company name is getting out there.

"Spencer has been good to us, but we've got clients from as far away as Wyoming. I don't know how they found us, but I'm glad they did," Peters said.

"I'm in the process of becoming a wheel and tire dealer," he added, noting that he has some other announcements coming soon.

What's important to Peters, he's finally pursuing his passion.

"I'm going to work everyday but I'm not. I enjoy it. It's better for my family and better for my friends," Peters said. "I've got to thank every member of my family. I wouldn't be able to do this without them."

Twisted Kreations

Owner: Ryan Peters

403 E. Fifth St.


Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

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