Custom car fans will recognise the name of Ian Roussel, as he is one of the most famous custom car builders in the US. His creations are very high in demand, as he apparently offers superior quality work. Ian became known for his skills thanks to the television series ‘Full Custom Garage’, which shows how he builds custom cars for his clients. We explore who the man behind these stunning custom creations is.
Early Life and Family
Ian is a tight-lipped celeb who it seems only became famous because of how skilled he is, as he’s never pursued fame.
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However, he’s now embracing the fame and fortune that his handiwork has earned him.
There is almost zero information available about his family and early life, but we do know that he was born in Sunland, California, USAon 19 November in 1970. He once gave fans a peek at his father with a post on Instagram, but other than that, his family’s identities remain a mystery.
As with his family information, not much is known about Ian’s schooling and qualifications. He was a physically active child, and took parts in sports such as baseball and football during his time in high school. His accomplishments and abilities suggest that he is well-educated.
Ian was interested in car fabrication from a young age, and as he grew up he became passionate about making custom cars.
After spending years gaining experience and honing his skills, he was able to open his own custom car-building garage. He was so successful and became so popular that he got himself a television series, the show called ‘Full Custom Garage’ which debuted in 2014, and is still going. Today, Ian is one of the most famous metal fabricators in the industry.
Ian is very confident about his ability to shape metal to meet the standards of clients, and show-off his creations in the show.
He is able to bring old vehicles back to life, changing them into something new. A report by ‘KiDAGes’ indicates that the skilled metal-worker is listed as one of the top 10 car builders in the U.S.
Currently, Ian owns and operates Roussel’s Custom Fabricating. It is a self-operating company that both repairs old, and makes new cars. His wife, whose name is unknown, plays an important role in the company’s running and marketing.
Ian has grown beyond being a car builder, as he’s made his mark in the acting world as well.
He was part of the 2005 documentary series ‘Back from the Dead: Hot Rod Documentary’. He also starred in ‘Back from the Dead II: Kustom Cars Lead Sleds’ and ‘Car Warriors’. His own show is in its sixth season and going strong.
Hobbies, Favourite Things and Interesting Facts
Despite being a private person, there is some information available on him that shows us what kind of person he is.
Ian has always stayed in shape by exercising – a healthy habit that started in high school – and working on his cars. Thanks to this, he is quite muscular. He has always loved sports, and enjoys watching football when he is not working on cars.
His favourite films are ‘Donnie Darko’ and ‘Fight Club’, and he is a fan of TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Lost’. He enjoys Elvis Presley’s music as well.
With two pet dogs affectionately named his ‘Hell Hounds’, it is clear that Ian is an animal lover; the dogs are often seen on his show.
Ian and his wife both have tattoos, though the stories behind this art on their bodies are not something they’ve shared yet.
Information Cradle reports that Ian likes to play computer games. He goes driving one of his buggies in the Great Basin desert during his off-times.
It is rumoured that Ian had a difficult time finding his one true love, and had a failed relationship with a lady a few years ago. Fortunately, he found his soulmate when he met the now Mrs Roussel.
The two married In 2019, and info about the mid-40-year-old is scarce. Her name is believed to end with ‘Love’ but this cannot be proven. The couple has been on vacations together more than once. Ian’s new wife has two children from a previous marriage but they don’t have any kids together yet.
- Date of Birth: 19 November 1970
- Star Sign: Scorpio
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Hair Color: Unknown (he is bald)
- Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.87 m)
- Weight: Unknown
- Nationality: American
- Race: Caucasian
- Shoe Size: Unknown
After many years in the custom car building business, Ian has earned himself impressive wealth. His company has grown, and he also receives money from this television show. So his net worth is estimated at close to $3 million.