Kirby grew up around cars and the people who work on them. His grandfather, Otto Brose, owned a Mobil Service Station in Wing, ND for 60 years. He was, and still is, a major influence on Kirby’s life and profession. Otto kept his business going through the Great Depression and knew the value of hard work. If you couldn’t buy it, he would make it, and if you could fix it he would find a way.
Kirby’s older brother Darren got involved in racing cars as a teenager and Kirby would help him wrench on them in their garage at home, which also eventually led to bodywork when the race cars were wrecked or damaged. At 17 Kirby opened his first body shop in Aberdeen, SD while still finishing up his senior year of high school. Some people are just born naturals at one thing or another--this describes Kirby with body work and vehicle concept design.
His love of music eventually led to a move to Nashville, by way of Memphis. After working at various body shops in town, and on his own, he opened Team Witt in January 2008 in Franklin, TN. Within six months the shop had outgrown the original building and the search for a new location began. Team Witt relocated to the Berry Hill neighborhood in April 2009. Four years later, Team Witt outgrew the building again, and now Team Witt is located on the outskirts of Nashville, in Madison TN.
Kirby has over 25 years experience working on cars and has a genuine passion for building stunning vehicles. He has a creative vision and talent unmatched in the Middle Tennessee area, and on par with the car building greats.
Team Witt Customs, an automotive design, custom and restoration shop located in Nashville, TN, has been THE shop to go to for high-end restorations and unique customs since its opening in January 2008. Known for completing the highest quality customs and restorations, Team Witt’s reputation stands strong in the Nashville community. Consisting of a team of body, electrical and mechanical techs who are experts in their trade, customers bring their automobiles to Team Witt knowing that only expert work will be completed and utmost care will be taken with their vehicle. Team Witt takes pride in the quality of their completed builds, including a multi-award winning 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, “Agent Orange.”