Our Team

team-one

Richard was born in Salisbury, England in 1971. He grew up a few miles away in Wimborne which was where he went to school. In 1993 he graduated from Southampton University with a Masters in Mechanical and Electrical engineering. His career started with McLaren Motorsport in 1993 and moved on to running his own company in 2008 building classic race cars. In 2013 he sold his business and decided to visit friends in Houston on a world tour. He loved it so much he stayed. Richard has built many show, race and concours winning vehicles both here and across the pond. His focus has always been on attention to detail and unrivaled quality.

Richard Trent

team-two

Bruce was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1990. He grew up in a small town outside of Kansas City called Lawson. He graduated high school and immediately started working in the collision repair and car restoration industry. He has worked at some of the most prestigious shops in the greater Kansas City are for the past ten years prior to just moving to Houston. As a result, he possesses a diverse skill set which includes implementing all components of a top quality restoration project in a timely fashion.

Bruce Waite

team-three

Jeremey was born in Tulsa Oklahoma. While in highschool he attended 2 years of trade school for automotive repair, and started working in the automotive service industry at the age of 16. Shortly after he began fabricating and building high performance Japanese imports. At just 18 Jeremey had become the service manager at a prestigious automotive repair facility. He moved to Houston in 2013, looking to advance in his feild, he started working on vintage Ferrari's and Lamborghini's, as well as Porsche and Porsche cup cars. Later, in 2015 he became part of a professional TA2 race team. When he wasn't hard at work at his day job, he was helping build, set up, and maintain the teams three racecars. Returning to Tulsa in 2019 he worked as a welder and became a certified CNC weld robot programmer. Not long after this, his passion and drive brought him back to Houston where we are proud to have him as our performance specialist and shop manager.

Jeremey Gash

team-three

Mason Orr was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2019. During his time at A&M, Mason built his own cars, as well as worked on the Baja SAE teams where he designed, built, and competed in custom off-road vehicles. After he graduated, Mason spent 2 years working in forensic engineering where he inspected and reconstructed automobile crashes using 3D modeling. Between his mechanical skills and engineering experience, Mason prides himself on being able to accomplish any task with superior quality and precise attention to detail.

Mason Orr

team-three

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school in 2016, I began working at a premier luxury car dealership near the Galleria. At the age of 18, I was in charge of assessing each vehicle for repairs when they arrived. It was my responsibility to have each vehicle in perfect consition before being sold. During my 5 years of employment at the dealership, I had many job offers but turned them down. HPR saw the potential to help me develop my skills in the automotive industry as a mechanical technician and value appraiser. I also manage HPR's social media accounts for Instagram and Facebook.

John Strong

team-three

Makenzie is a Houstonian born and raised. Since leaving school, Makenzie has had a very successful career in the hospitality industry. She is also very talented at producing social media and is recognized as an 'influencer' by many top brands. She has a son Ryan who is 6 years old and to which she is devoted. Makenzie manages our aftersales which includes invoicing, social media and obtaining feedback from our very happy customers. Her professionalism and her determination to give the best service make her a highly valued part of the team.

Makenzie Kittler


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