2016 will mark the 40th year that Sterling Restorations has been in continuous operation restoring classics, muscle cars, exotics and resto-rods. James Dewey Sr. started the business in 1976 in a small machine shed on the outskirts of Sterling, along Route 2. The company later moved to a mid-sized facility in the heart of downtown Sterling, before building the new 9,000 sq ft modern shop in its current location in 1993.
Houston investor Ray Deyoe purchased the business from Jim Dewey Sr. upon his retirement in 2010. David Dresen joined the company as General Manager in Summer 2015. Dave brought a wealth of added experience to the fold, having run ‘West Coast Customs’ Middle East operation in Dubai as well as Living Classics. Under Dave’s leadership, the shop has made significant upgrades in equipment and improvements in our work processes. Sterling Restorations now boasts over 75 years of combined employee experience with classic and exotic car restoration and modification. We have come a long way in 40 years!
Address: 620 E. Rock Falls Road. Rock Falls, Illinois 61071
Monday to Friday: 7am to 4pm
Saturday: By appointment