ABOUT US: Fatman Fabrications Inc. was founded on August 1, 1985 by Brent VanDervort. Brent and an older brother restored a 1930 Model A pick up as a high school car and even took their Driver's Test in that car. Having built over 20 cars for himself and friends as a side job over the previous 17 years, building hot rod parts seemed a natural progression. A second trip to college after moving to Charlotte netted a Mechanical Engineering education that was added to an earlier Business Management degree. The combination of real world fabrication experience and formal education equipped Fatman's with the knowledge needed to design practical parts for real rodders.
As the business grew to over 40 employees, a 6 acre plot was purchased to give Fatman a home that would accept that expansion. We currently occupy 4 buildings totaling 22,000 square feet. The area is split up into Sales, warehouse, shipping, MII kit, frame stub, tubular product, complete chassis, and prototype/customer installation shops. Other associated business supply services necessary to the building of hot rods, creating a "Hot Rod Mall" where an owner can go door to door to complete his project.