Who is Kevin Schiele?
Kevin Schiele was born date unknown, in Utah, United States of America, and is a restoration expert as well as a reality television personality, best known from being one of the stars of the Velocity show “Bitchin’ Rides”. He serves as the foreman of the Salt Lake City, Utah-based company called Kindig It Designs.
The Wealth of Kevin Schiele
How rich is Kevin Schiele? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $250,000, earned through a successful career on television, as well as a significant from his work as the foreman of Kindig It Designs. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Very little information is known about Kevin’s early life; nothing is known about his childhood, his family, his education, and how he came to discover his passion for automobiles. At some point in his life, he started developing a love for cars which was further fueled when he started working at a garage. He later developed the ability to revamp or restore a car, and has continued to grow in that craft.
He became a specialist in suspension, but also honed his skills in other areas. In 2004, he started working for Kindig-it Design and would work his way up, eventually becoming the shop foreman of the large 24,000 square foot facility. He has completed numerous achievements over the course of his career, and boasts building three custom sports trucks. Co-workers have noticed his passion for the industry; he doesn’t mind spending longer hours inside the workshop to make sure that everything is done exactly right.
Eventually, the success of Kindig It Designs caught the attention of television producers, who approached the owner of the company Dave Kindig, with a proposal for a show. This led to the creation of “Bitchin’ Rides”, which started airing on Velocity TV in 2014, and features the process of rebuilding and restoring vehicles. The first season proved highly successful, and it quickly become one of the most popular series of the network, so further seasons were ordered. The show can also be viewed through Motor Trend On Demand, the streaming service of Velocity.
Each episode typically featured Dave and his team (including Schiele) meeting-up with a client. The team then reviews the car and makes a new design for it, andtThe show follows the team as they take apart the car, rebuilding and restoring the vehicle to create something almost entirely new, as most of what they do on the show is a unique project that can’t be seen anywhere else. The show has been known for the work on high profile vehicles; some of the cars they’ve worked on include a ’62 Volkswagen Bus, an Audi R8 Spyder, a ’57 Chevrolet Corvette, a ’69 Chevrolet Camaro, and a ’33 Ford Tudor.
Working with the Team
Kevin is also called by the team as Kindig It Design’s Mother Trucker, and is often assigned to drive around the country to various events using the company’s Rig. The company often collaborates with other big companies as well, or conducts meet ups with high profile clients in other parts of the country. According to various sources, he is a member of the Salt Lake Chapter of the Severed Ties Truck Club, which lines-up with his passion for trucks. The show has seen him work with various personalities, including the owner of the company himself, Dave Kindig.
The company has been running since 1999, and it was originally envisioned as a one-stop custom shop that helps build cars into works of art. The company was built by Dave and his wife, who serves as the vice president of the company – even their daughter holds a position within the company. Schiele holds the highest position after the family members, often managing the workforce consisting of engineers, electrical specialists, mechanical specialists, fabricators, bodymen, and more. Instead of having a general workforce, the company has specialists to work on each aspect of a car. It’s obviously that all of the people working in Kindig It Design have a strong passion for design and automobiles.
— kevin schiele (@bitchinkevdogg) December 10, 2016
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Kevin is in a relationship with Melanie Kay Neff, though details as to how they met have not been shared publicly. There were some rumors going around that he was already married and has children, stemming from pictures that shared the same name as his. However, those rumors have been proven false as the picture is not him but of a different person sharing the same name.
Similar to numerous television personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on major social media websites, including on both Twitter and Instagram, promoting his work and that of his company. He also posts a lot of personal pictures, and can often be seen hanging out with team members from Kindig It Designs. He’s also posted builds and cars that he’s working on. There are also a lot of pictures of him and his girlfriend. His work experience and profile can also be seen on the website LinkedIn, and he also has a profile on the company website, where it’s mentioned that he loves walks on the beach, sea turtles, and boating.