Steven, or “Deafy” as he is better known as, started DFE Customs & Restoration in 2013. He is from the old school Panel Beater/Spray Painter era, having finished his Trade Qualifications in 1986. Deafy lived in a small country town in southwest Queensland then moved to the Toowoomba area in 2003 with his wife, Justine and their 2 daughters. His experience in the past 30 years has given him a skilled and sound knowledge of the car industry. When Deafy opened DFE it was to follow his heart and work in the field he enjoyed. His workshop is equipped with all the necessary machines & tools to achieve quality results. Supported by Justine he has been able to build a small business doing many different projects. Turning his hand to almost any task he has restored vehicles, bikes, tractors and pedal cars.
Earlier this year Deafy added to his expertise by purchasing Australian Hood Irons, which is the only customised manufacturing business in Australia that builds Hood Irons for convertible cars. Deafy has over 500 detailed drawings of Hood Irons for building individual Hoods for customers. He is looking forward to this new challenge and building the necessary Irons required for all convertible vehicles.