By Ashley Reyes
Chris Turgeon is the SEMA Professional Restylers Organization’s (PRO) newest volunteer spotlight member. Turgeon is the owner of On The Rocks 4x4, a retailer and distributor of lights, lift kits, wheels, tires and accessories for the automotive aftermarket.
Get to know Turgeon in his interview with SEMA below.
SEMA: What inspired you to pursue a career in restyling/manufacturing?
Chris Turgeon: I liked the ability to be creative with what I am passionate about. It’s like taking a builder-grade house and adding all the details that make it feel custom but making it affordable for a broad range of buyers.
SEMA: Why did you decide to volunteer for PRO? How has it or will it impact you?
CT: It’s a great opportunity to learn and grow from networking with others who have more industry experience than me. It has already pushed us out of our comfort zone, and we have seen doors open into a new and promising direction going forward.
SEMA: What advice do you have for someone pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket?
CT: Start with what you know and are familiar with, then dream bigger.
SEMA: What is your dream vehicle? Where would we find you in it on any weekend?
CT: A one-ton crew cab dually, all dressed up. You would find me tooling around some scenic back roads.
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
CT: 2 Samuel 22:2—The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer.
SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?
CT: My lifelong love of cars and wanting to keep that passion alive for future generations.
SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?
CT: In the shop!
Fill out a PRO member spotlight form to highlight how you or your company are contributing to the automotive restyling industry. Selected candidates are eligible to be featured on PRO’s social media, SEMA News and future PRO-member updates.