Georgia-Based Custom 4x4 Builder
A Dickies Maker Story
Meet Chris Giddens, Owner of Short Stack Custom Krawlers
Turning an interest into a job
“This all started out as a hobby.”
If you’re anything like Chris Giddens, you believe that life is too short to stay stuck. He and his crew at Short Stack Custom Krawlers come from a long line of good-hearted, hard-working people, who often refuse to play the hand they’re dealt.
At Short Stack, they customize Jeeps, Trucks, and SxS’s to become next level pieces of off-roading and aesthetic mastery.
“I kind of did it on the side, piddled around, bought a Jeep, started building it. People started calling, messaging, asking if I could build them one. It turned into a full-time job. So, I left a family-owned and operated business, which was pretty difficult. But I did, and here I am.” Chris and his crew don’t just do this because it’s a fun way to make a living either, like him, the whole crew shares an obsession with custom Jeep, Truck, and SxS upgrades. Beyond the passion is a real sense of integrity to raise the bar on what custom work can and should be. And they provide this on a local-level, making it all the more meaningful.
“We specialize in one-off custom suspensions, LS conversions, tube chassis, roll cages.” But beyond what they offer what really matters is who all is working on it. Chris has assembled a team of gear-heads that share his passion.
“I’ve got a good crew. I’ve got a bunch of young enthusiasts who love doing this kind of work. They all go ride, they all go outdoors, they like off-roading, and got a passion for this job.”
Doing what you love with a group of impassioned folks that love it just as much are the ingredients to making it all work. Now, the only question for Chris is – where does it all go from here? “We’re just gonna keep rockin’ on with it, building some cool rigs. “We’re having so much fun, it shouldn’t be allowed.”
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