KTL Restorations in Danville, Virginia, is home to some of the most well-trained and passionate auto restoration mechanics and professionals in the industry. Every member of our team has a story that connects them to the history and magic of classic cars. That’s why we’re able to take on any project with precision and vigor to bring old cars back to their former glory. Take a moment to learn more about the amazing individuals who make up our team and provide stellar results for our clients!
Kurtis Thomas Lawrance
Our namesake and owner, Kurtis Thomas Lawrance, has been working on classic cars nearly his entire life, ever since his dad Tom brought home a Yellow 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator with a 428 engine. The duo learned everything needed to bring the old cat back to life -- including mechanical repairs, electrical diagnostics, auto painting, body work, and more. Their passion for restorations grew over the years until they found themselves standing on the Barret Jackson stage next to their record-breaking Cougar Eliminator. From that moment forward, the KTL father and son duo became best known as “The Cougar Specialist.”
Today, Kurt runs the business with his wife Crystal, and they have a broader vision for the potential of their team. With many successful Mercury restorations behind them, they look forward to new projects on all types of classic cars, including Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Lincoln, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, and Pontiac models. Kurt and his team treat every vehicle as if it were their own, pouring in the same passion and attention to detail to create jaw-dropping results. Be sure to check out some of our work for yourself in our online gallery!
Crystal brings unparalleled energy and vision to the KTL Restorations team. No one has greater pride in the work we complete for our customers or gets more satisfaction from seeing a beautifully restored vehicle. For Crystal, being in the auto restoration industry is all about the people and connecting them with their memories and family. We all have a shared joy for these vehicles, whether it’s because we remember our dads driving them home for the first time, or because we learned to drive on one. Classic cars are close to our hearts, and we love to bring out their best to help everyone see their beauty and power.