Snail Motorsports started as a weekend hobby in a 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 small but dedicated team has the experience, equipment and facilities to take help with 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 husband and wife team that work closely with family and loyal employees to guarantee good powder coating gets baked fresh daily. We enjoy being directly involved in every aspect of our business and consistently working to deliver a quality product that proudly carries our name and family's legacy.
Our small but experienced staff is trained in all aspects of our trade and take a lot of pride in this craft. We run a tight ship and our clean shop and high quality work reflect our values and intentions as a good company to do business with.
Our incredible office and admin team, my sister 'Elizabeth' on customer service & wife 'Adrienne' handles accounting. We all work closely to exceed your powder coating needs and expectations.
The hardest working powder coating duo in Las Vegas, if I do say so myself! Angel (left) the master blaster and my right-hand man and sincerely yours, I'm Juan (right) the powder coater, tire guy and shop owner.
I find Snails to be 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 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 at this time, remained living in the family home.
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.
I was born in a 1980's communist Cuba. Food rations, power outages and lack of information where normal. 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 24 hours to pack our family belonging in a single bag. The four of us left the island for Las Vegas 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 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 a tradition of craftmanship and honest service.
Thank you for taking the time to read and we look forward to hearing from you. - Juan Pereda