Meet builder Zane Cullen, owner of Cotati Speed Shop
"Cotati has grown a reputation for building a certain caliber car. Our goal is to deliver handcrafted quality and perfection in everything we touch." - Zane Cullen
Established in 2006, Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Cotati Speed Shop (previously under the name Creative Concepts) is known for its commitment to quality, specializing in sheet metalworking and custom paint and body jobs. The shop's 11 employees, including owner Zane Cullen and wife Stephanie, create unique, handcrafted vehicles out of their 10,000-square-foot facility.
The shop works on 10 to 14 projects in the shop at any one time. Some are short-term, ranging from light service work or an upgrade, to refurbishing and complete builds. On average, the business completes three to five large builds annually. Four to five employees weld daily using Miller equipment, exclusively.
Products used include:
- Diversion™ 180 TIG welder
- Syncrowave® 250 TIG welder
- Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder
- Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™ Plasma cutter
- S-Series ArcStation™
- Wildcat® 200 engine-driven welding generator
- ArcArmor® Welding Protection
About the '69 GMC Fleetside project
Miller product managers Jon Ertmer (Integrated MIG), Steve Hidden (Plasma) and John Swartz (TIG) are working with Cullen at Cotati Speed Shop on a '69 GMC Fleetside pickup truck, which will house Miller welding equipment in the bed and operate as a service truck. The service truck made an appearance at the 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour and will appear at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.