Prestige Paintworks was set-up in February 2009 by Chris Pursall after 25 plus years working at accredited bodyshop and accident repair centres in the South East, including a nine year stint at a BMW accredited bodyshop.
With employers’ focuses and fixations on profit margins rather than the quality of the work produced it seemed that opening a facility that could deliver an excellent service backed with a superb product was a very easy choice to make.
Since the company was set-up Chris hasn’t looked back, using his now 35 years of experience, has the ability to know a good job from a bad one when estimating a vehicle for restoration.
We don't do fixed price restorations here as some are doing, how is that remotely fair or even sensible ? Someone has paid over the odds for one but not nearly enough for the other, each restoration is totally individual and therefore goes through the correct process where its broken down into key stages, evaluated and assessed before any decisions are made.
Employing a team of highly skilled panel beaters, painters and engineers who all share Chris’ methodical, detailed and thorough approach.
Prestige Paintworks is becoming renowned for its work within the automotive restoration industry for being anything but the norm. With such a high level of quality and detail especially for the Jaguar and Aston Martin marques, leading marque specialists are entrusting Prestige Paintworks with workflow they themselves cannot cope with and with a high percentage of the clientele opting for zero compromise restorations only the very best will do. Chris is still as hands-on today with restorations as he was over nine years ago at the start and now with nearly 35 years of experience and a broad skillset can himself cover everything from strip and fit, metal fabrication including English wheeling panels to the preparation and painting of the cars so his labour is spent where its needed most. These days the preparation that goes into achieving a Prestige Paintworks standard paint job is split largely between Chris and his brother in-law Mark to maintain the highest quality and continuity required with all cars painted by Chris himself who's passion, endless enthusiasm and duty of care will ensure that every vehicle is looked after from start to finish with regular contact with the owners.