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Snail Motorsports started as a weekend hobby in my two car garage, refinishing and restoring car parts and small personal items for close friends and family using an old electric kitchen oven. Word of mouth referrals and sheer determination have fueled our growth over the years and today our tiny but dedicated team has the experience, equipment and facilities to take help with all your powder coating needs. We provide the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to every part and customer, that's been the 'Snail way' since day one. - Juan Pereda (owner/operator)
The small house oven, blast cabinet and two-car garage where I began refinishing car and motorcycle parts for friends and family.
Soon I started to hand build a bigger oven to accommodate larger parts like truck bumpers, motorcycle frames and car wheels.
Eventually work load became steady, so I rented a small warehouse with a basic color display and began accepting walk-in jobs.
Took the plunge, moved to a new building and left full-time job to focus entirely on the shop, it was time to sink or swing.
We celebrated 10 years in business and continued building long lasting relationships with our clients and employees as the company matured.
We're thankful for loyal customers and long term clients that keep us busy with work and referrals. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. - Juan
We are a very small team that works closely with customers to guarantee a good powder coating job. We enjoy being directly involved in every aspect of the business and consistently working to deliver a quality product that proudly carries our name and family's legacy.
We take a lot of pride in this craft and I run a tight ship. A clean shop and high quality work reflect the values and intentions of good company to do business with. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business. - Juan Pereda
Snails are fascinating creatures and given the obvious contradiction working in a fast-paced industry and already having the website domain name, the convenience and temptation for an easy joke was too much to resist. Snail Motorsports was born and the funny name just stuck over time.
The humble Snail mollusk embodies our philosophy towards business and the relationships we build over time. Snails live and let live, knowing that what goes around comes around like a shell's spiral patterns. Snails remind us that anything worth doing takes great effort, skill, and persistence.
My grandfather Julian Pereda was born in 1926 to a free Cuba in the western province of Pinar Del Río. He moved to the capital city of La Habana as a young man and found success running a chain of SHELL Lubrication and Service stations during the 1950's era, before Fidel Castro's revolution and socialism overtook the island. After years of harassment and persecution by the communist party, like many others at this time, my grandfather fled the island finding refuge with family in Spain. My father, a young man by this time, remained living in the family home where I would later be born.
Julian, my grandmother and their youngest son (my uncle) would eventually be reunited in Las Vegas, NV in the early 80's where they established a new home, both eventually retiring from long careers in the casino & service industry on The Strip. My grandfather's immense loss must have been a devastating, yet he spoke very little of it, he always seemed content and reminded his children and grandchildren to work hard and never waste the opportunities the United States offers. He was proud to be an American, and although he did not live long enough to see Snail Motorsports for what it is today, these old family pictures and his story fuel my passion daily.
My name is Juan Pereda and I was born in a 1980's communist Cuba. Food rations, power outages and general lack of information where the norm. By the early 90's, with the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the birth of my sister Elizabeth, my parents decided to leave the island in search of freedom. With the help of my grandfather Julian, after waiting several years and much paperwork, we were issued visas and given just hours to pack our family belonging in a single bag. Our small family of four left the island for Las Vegas through Tijuana, Mexico on December of 1998, I was 13 years old and have not returned to Cuba since.
When the time came to pick a name for what would become my most sincere attempt at chasing the American Dream, the SNAIL name seemed like a good fit, given the obvious connection to their shell and the link to my grandfather who I came to know as an older man, who often proclaimed "poquito a poquito" (little by little) was the appropriate solution to any problem. In today's fast paced world, our family business continues to honors the time proven traditions of craftmanship and honesty above all else.
Thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to hearing from you. - Juan Pereda