Ryan Friedlinghaus Biography
Ryan Friedlinghaus is an American businessperson and writer. He’s the CEO of West Coast Customs, an automobile repair shop focusing on the customization of vehicles.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Age
Ryan was born on April 22, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. He is 45 years of age as of 2020.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Height
Ryan stands at a height of 1.70m.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Family
Ryan’s father owned a liquor store. More information about his family is under review.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Wife
Ryan is married to his wife Meagan Friedlinghaus. They are blessed with two children, Dylan Friedlinghaus and Ryan Friedlinghaus Jr.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Education
Ryan’s educational background is not yet disclosed.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Career
Ryan established West Coast Customs when he was 18 years old, with just a $5000 loan from his grandparents. WCC first opened its doors in Laguna Niguel, California, in 1994. They relocated to the outskirts of Compton in 1998 and later relocated to Inglewood in 2000. In the store, he’s known as Shady.
West Coast Customs
Ryan is one of the co-founders of West Coast Customs. The other co-founder is Quinton Dodson and they started this company in 1994. According to Ryan, he started the business with a $5,000 loan from his grandfather, but other sources claim that he raised the seed money for the business while working at his father’s liquor store.
The company has achieved a high degree of recognition and has become a multimillion-dollar enterprise thanks to the patronage of celebrities such as Shaquille O’Neal and Sean Combs, as well as appearances on the reality television show Pimp My Ride and Street Customs.
West Coast Customs has designed vehicles for multinational brands such as Virgin, Nintendo, and Microsoft in addition to celebrities. It is also referred to as one of the best custom car shops in the country. However, the company has been accused of missing deadlines, using coercive sales practices, and delivering low-quality, potentially dangerous customized vehicles on occasion. The company’s hiring practices have also been criticized by some analysts and former employees.
It has launched franchises in Dubai and Shanghai and has had some success franchising outside of the United States. Other franchises, such as the one in Berlin, however, closed soon after they opened due to insolvency. With a long history of operations in California, the company’s new flagship and largest building, measuring 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2), is located in Burbank.
In its early years, the company relocated several times, but it was at its Inglewood location that WCC established a reputation for quality, prompting celebrities to have their cars customized there.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Net Worth
Ryan has an estimated net worth of $15 million.