ABOUT US

Chad Anderson - Owner/Designer

Chad spent the majority of this childhood around cars and skateboarding. He used to draw cars from a young age and got into going to car shows. Working on custom cars came naturally to him. After building a few cars and having his first featured vehicle in Truckin' Magazine in 1996, it all steamrolled from there. Chad started working on motorcycles and other trucks, and realized painting was only part of his passion. Each build became more and more detailed, and he realized that every aspect of the build depended upon each other. Chad then pursued his dream and opened up Metal Asylum Kustom Finishes; which is now known as Catalyst Customs.

 

Catalyst Customs builds show cars. They build complete, quality, detailed vehicles from design to delivery. Catalyst Customs has worked with many manufacturers building vehicles to be featured at SEMA. Customers come to Chad with a design in their head and he is able to put that design to metal. From start to finish, Catalyst Customs makes sure that every vehicle that is built is complete - from the inside, the outside, the engine bay, to the undercarriage - Catalyst Customs makes sure that everything works together and that no screw is left unturned.

Awards

House of Kolor : Prestigious Painter

2015, 2016, 2018

SEMA : Builder of the Year

2009 (Presented by Dunlop Tires)

Motorama : Best Paint

2015

Cyclerama Whitewall Nationals : Wildest Paint

2016

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Magazine Covers

​Truckin' : Dream Killer

​1998 GMC Sierra - Vol. 37, No. 9, 2011

Truckin' : Paradox

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Vol. 36, No. 9, 2010

​AutoMedia : From Small Things

1989 Honda CRX - September 2003

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Recognitions 

Truckin' Magazine : Top 25 Lowered Trucks at SEMA 2016

1970 Chevy C-10 - December 2016

Truckin' Magazine : Top 10 Trucks of 2009

1987 Chevy Beauville - Vol. 36, No. 2, 2010 

SEMA Builder Spotlight : Truck & SUV Performance and Accessory Retailing

December 2008

Retail Spotlight : Truck & SUV Performance and Accessory Retailing

October 2007

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Magazine Features

Truckin'

2000 Ford F350 - Vol. 33, No. 12, October 2007

1991 Chevy c1500 - October 2010 

1987 Chevy Beauville - Vol. 35, No. 13, November 2009

2013 GMC Yukon XL - Vol. 39, No. 5, April 2013

1987 Mazda b2000 - Vol. 2, No. 8, August 1996

Street Chopper

1949 Harley Davidson Panhead - Volume 47, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2016

Baggers

2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide  - November 2014

Street Trucks

1998 Chevy Tahoe - Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2004

2000 Ford F-150 - July 2013

American Iron

1976 Harley Davidson Sportster - July 2005

8-Lug Diesel Truck

2000 Ford F-350 - November 2008

HotBike

1978 Harley Davidson Shovelhead - Vol. 42, No. 2, December 2010

Urban Baggers

2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide - July 2014

Grinder

1998 Chevy Tahoe - Vol. 1, No. 5, 2004

​Chopperhead

1995 Harley Davidson Sportster - Vol. 5, No. 9

Kustom (Euro Magazine)

1949 Harley Davidson Panhead - No. 61, May/June 2017

Mini Truckin'

1987 Mazda b2000 - Vol. 10, No. 7, July 1996

V-Twin

1995 Harley Davidson Sportster - February 2009

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