About TEK Custom Automotive Services

Founded in 2014 by Danny Thompson & Dan Decker, TEK Custom Automotive is a full service automotive center with quality results. Whether it’s your check engine light or you’re not satisfied about the vehicle’s performance, with our team on your side it will all be taken care of properly.

We provide the maintenance, repairs, and upgrades you need to keep your vehicle on your good side. We are your headquarters for everything from automotive maintenance to custom hot rods. Make an appointment today by Calling Us (704) 821-2794.


Danny Thompson is a man of many talents. He is a former tank mechanic in the US Army, a powerlifter, a martial artist, truck driver, custom bike builder for Harley Davidson, bail bondsman and bounty hunter! Currently he is the owner at TEK CUSTOM AUTOMOTIVE and one of the main characters of reality show AIRPLANE REPO (since 2010) on the DISCOVERY Channel (CHECK OUT DANNY BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW TO VIEW SOME EPISODES).

Danny was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a teenager he was always interested in muscle cars and hot rods. He joined the Army after high school and served for four years. He also began power-lifting and martial arts, eventually setting several records in North Carolina. In 1997, Danny started working as a mechanic and custom bike builder for Harley Davidson and he earned a wall of trophies and awards for his work. In 2006, he opened his own bail bonds business and returned over 3000 inmates to jail during his 14 years in the business.
Danny is known for his expertise in repo work. He is also a popular fan favorite in the AIRPLANE REPO! The show follows Danny and his team as they repo airplanes and other high-value assets for financial institutions. Danny is also a very active and social person with a wide range of interests, but what he truly enjoys the most is spending time with (and getting tattoos from) his Wife, Nikki Thompson.

Dan Decker is a highly experienced automotive repairman who has been Danny Thompson’s business partner for several years. With a 23+ year career in law enforcement, Dan possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field. Although he is nearing retirement, his dedication to his work remains unwavering.

In addition to his role as a policeman, Dan has also cultivated a lifelong passion for working on cars. Starting at the age of 16, he has been honing his skills in this area ever since. His dedication to his craft led him to become Ford Factory certified, demonstrating his commitment to excellence and proficiency in automotive maintenance and repair.

Originally from Marlborough, Massachusetts, Dan later relocated to Charlotte in 1997. In Charlotte, he crossed paths with Danny Thompson through a mutual business partner. Their connection paved the way for a fruitful collaboration.

Beyond his professional life, Dan is a devoted family man. He is happily married and has five children. Dan enjoys various activities, including traveling, scuba diving, riding motorcycles, and participating in races. These pursuits allow him to unwind and indulge in his passions outside of work.

3900 Gribble Road

Indian Trail, NC 28104

Open Monday-Saturday

Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am-1pm
Closed Sundays


(704) 821-2794