Strip Technologies was founded by automotive enthusiast and expert restorer Larry Burchett in 1992. At the time, Larry sensed a great need in the Knoxville area for high-quality, cost-effective automotive paint and rust removal services. Burchett purchased the first Plastic Media Blasting equipment to be operated in East Tennessee. Success led to growth, and in 2007 Larry moved the operation to its current location on Old Rutledge Pike in Knoxville.
In 2022, PJ Burchett took ownership of Strip Technologies. He is an automotive expert/TV Celebrity, who builds one-of-a-kind custom cars at his shop, B-Rod or Customs, in Knoxville, Tennessee. A second-generation car builder, he brings a creative flair to a wide variety of restoration items, from arcade attractions to vintage animatronics. A master of automotive painting, this magician with a spray gun is always trying to create the “Wow factor.”
While we remain focused on stripping paint and rust from cars and other vehicles, we continue to expand our reach to include many other projects outside the automotive realm. We welcome all restoration projects and, as fellow gearheads, fully understand and appreciate the passion, effort and time our customers invest in their projects. We vow to treat all projects as if they are our own.
At Strip Technologies, our passion for high-quality preservation and restoration is the driving force behind the company. Our facility is modern, clean, and easily accessible; and our service is consistent and professional.