Friday, 22 August 2014 17:50

Bennett Coachworks Expands in Milwaukee

Bennett Coachworks LLC, a high end auto body shop that restores and services classic, antique and collectible cars, recently completed an expansion that nearly doubles its space in Milwaukee’s Haymarket neighborhood, just north of downtown.

Bob Bennett proudly called it “a chunk of California from the 1960s right here in Milwaukee.” It’s Bennett Coachworks, an automotive fabrication business just north of downtown.     The business has increased its space in the building at 1500 N. 4th St., adding 7,500 square feet, and now occupies a total of 16,500 square feet there. The company expanded into space that had been vacant in the building for some time, said Bennett Coachworks owner Bob Bennett.

The expansion allows the business to separate its tear-down, assembly, mechanical and final detail shop area from its fabrication, body work and paint area, he said.

Over the last year the company has also added two full time employees and now has 10 full time employees and two part time employees.

Bennett Coachworks has done work on a wide array of high end cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Porsches. The business has served collector car owners from around the country and from outside of the U.S.

Bennett said he likes the company’s location just north of downtown Milwaukee.

“It’s very central. It’s very easy to get to,” he said. “We really like the way the neighborhood has been going. There’s a lot of good things going on around us.”