Tony Ruiz: Owner Operator

Michael Twitchell: Technician/Fabricator

Angela is a bay area native and a graduate of Los Gatos High School. After high school she attended medical billing training at De Anza College that started her career as a massage therapist and then managed a chiropractic clinic before she scored a job managing the office at a machine shop in San Jose. At FFR, Angela will greet you and get your car checked in for its visit and you will likely hear her voice on the phone if you call the shop. Angela is detail oriented and handles many, many tasks that help the shop run smoothly. 

Angela Soria: Front Office/Administration

Tony is a Graduate of the De Anza College Automotive Technology program with Top Tech awards. Tony is a master mechanic, both in practice and on paper and is capable of doing just about anything. 

Tony Ruiz started FFR Fabrication & Repair as a one man operation, with a focus on quality and customer service. Clients were drawn to the quality of his work and no bullshit attitude. That was back in 2012 when Tony realized there was a need for high end classic car service, repair and restoration in San Jose.

Jose Barahona: Technician/Fabricator


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Meet Our Team

​Greg is a San Jose native and has been a professional automotive technician for 20+ years. He has been spinning wrenches at a wide range of shops from general repair, hybrid and electric and hot rods.

At FFR, Greg will walk you through the process of restoration and repair of your classic car and manage the whole process from estimating to final delivery. Greg has a superb attention to detail and craftsmanship and the ability to focus simultaneously on details as well as the goal of the end-product.

Pat Malanado: Technician/Fabricator

Our mission is straight forward. Provide the very best service, craftsmanship and professionalism in the industry. We are dedicated to the preservation, restoration and maintenance of your classics while adding touches of modern functionality and safety to keep your car up to date and safe to operate in today's traffic.

​FFR Fabrication is a one stop shop for all things automotive and beyond. We have a great team of fabricators and technicians with a broad range of skills that allow us to build and repair just about anything.

Greg Jones: General Manager/Shop Foreman

​Eric is a graduate of SJSU with a degree in mechanical engineering and has a driving passion for custom cars. Eric’s skill set ranges from design and fabrication of custom suspension systems, fuel injection systems, turbo and supercharger systems, to vehicle wiring, sheet metal fabrication and many things in between. Eric has an eye for combining function and form and will always deliver a high quality product.

Jose is a California native and grew up in San Jose. Jose's career started at his Dad's body shop nearly 30 years ago where he cut his teeth on classic car work. Jose attended WyoTech where he took classics in high performance engines, street rod design and fabrication and chassis fabrication. Jose is a master with sheet metal and rust repairs.  Jose's work is top notch and he wont settle for less. 

Eric Lichtenwalter: Lead Technician and Engineer

Pat was born and raised in Willow Glen CA and has worked as a Technician in the bay area for more than 30 years. Pat attended the College of San Mateo, De Anza College & CCOC receiving multiple certifications and is an ASE Certified Master Technician.  Over Pat's years in the automotive industry, he has learned a lot from his own experience and also from the other technicians he has been lucky enough to work with. Pat has worked on everything from tree chippers to tractor trailers and hot rods. Pat loves a good challenge and is driven to do work right the first time. 

Michael was born and raised in San Jose and has been working on cars since he was 15 years old. Michael's start to his career was at a Hot Rod Shop in Campbell, where he worked for 10 years. Before working at a shop he worked on and raced a 360 sprint car with his step father. Michael has a wide range of skills when it comes to classic cars and hot rods, and his favorite part is wiring and making brake/fuel hard lines. Michael's work is clean and organized and he wont allow it to be anything less.

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