Located off Route 501 in Lititz, Pennsylvania, we are a restoration shop specializing in European and American marques. Just two minutes away from the Lancaster Airport next to the Holiday Inn, our shop is a short drive from both Philadelphia and Baltimore, making the restoration work your automobile deserves, fast, easy, and convenient.
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Our new state-of-the-art restoration facility offers over 7,000 square feet of air-conditioned and humidity controlled work space, on a beautiful five-acre campus. To ensure our client’s security and peace of mind, we provide top-rated alarm and camera monitoring, along with a soon to be gated entrance to guarantee your privacy.

With experience restoring cars from all eras, models, and makes, our team of experts will make the most out of your restoration, by paying close attention to the details that matter to you and the Judges. From Concours to classics, we provide the finite detail to go above and beyond to bring new life to your automobile.

Thanks to our superior work overseeing customer collections, as well as maintaining, preserving, and handling automobiles, awards have been gathered at multiple events in Canada, North America, and Europe.

Experienced with clients and cars from all over the world, we look forward to helping you make the most out of your next restoration project. Whether you are looking for a tune-up or a frame off restoration when you entrust your project to us, our artisan will get the job done right the first time, delivering exceptional results every step of the way.

Simply put, our obligation to provide award winning work is the Cornerstone of our shop.

Meet the Team

Gerek

At the age of 15, Gerek was hired by a Restoration shop in Milwaukee Wisconsin where he started his career. Gerek graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Restoration Management from McPherson College, and while there had an internship with the Harley Davidson Factory Paint Department. With 15 years of proven automotive restoration experience, including 6 years as a Project Manager, Gerek has earned numerous Concours and AACA awards, and has a personal passion to serve the antique and classic automotive community.

Garey

Garey restored his first car as a teenager, even before graduating from high school. He studied Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University and Automotive Design and Fine Arts at The Columbus College of Art and Design. He owned a high end European automotive service and repair business for 7 years, has a natural aptitude for anything mechanical, and is a skilled woodworking carpenter and craftsman, which he enjoys as a hobby. Garey now uses his varied background of Arts and Mechanics, along with his lifelong affinity for all things automotive to craft and restore vintage, antique, and historical vehicles for customers and collectors.


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In the last four years, Gerek and Garey have completed three full, frame-off restorations for me; my 1955 Studebaker Speedster, 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk, and my 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk. These three cars have won a total of fourteen Best in Class Awards at over ten different National Concours d'Elegance throughout the US and Canada. They are currently working on my next frame-off restorations which include my 1954 Hudson Italia Superleggera. I highly recommend their services.

Mark L James, Author, Studebaker's Hidden Treasure and AACA Senior Master Judge

Over many years as a car enthusiast, a collector, automotive historian and a Concours Judge I have been asked many times the question "I am thinking of having my car restored and whom would you recommend?" For most of the years I would just handle this question by saying "Here are three or four good shops (in my opinion) that are known for their quality of work and I recommend speaking with them all and ask the necessary questions". Sort of a do not get too involved reply.

That changed about 5 or 6 years ago and here is that brief story to help understand where I come from now. At many of the Concours shows I judge there are a "very few" times when a fellow judge would come up and say to me "you have to see that 19 (-- marque car) and the quality of restoration." When more than one or two judges mention the same car at the same show I always make it a point to definitely see and go over that car. This had interestingly happened at two different Concours with two different cars in a few months period. In looking at each of the two cars at different I took notice that both cars were restored at the same shop and both cars won their "very competitive" class. I did notice it was not a West Coast shop or one of the very well-known shops that excel for their perfection and level of restorations but a shop about 50 miles from my home. A few months later I made it a point to go down to the restoration facility and that is when I first met Gerek Brodfuehrer. A nice visit, an accommodating person plus I was able to see some of his other work ranging from a 1940's production car, to a very rare Ferrari and a few other exotic cars. I was certainly impressed as he was the manager of the shop and the lead craftsperson.
One of the marques I am considered an expert on is called the Dual Ghia. A very limited production car (100) made in Detroit by Dual Motors company. I have owned 25 of the 100 made over the past 30 years, have lots of experience with the marque and am sort of the unofficial registrar for the marque. I receive a number of calls on the marque from people who are enthusiasts or want to buy one or have one. I received a call from a large collector a few years ago who indicated he had one and could I recommend a restorer that could give him the best one ever! Because Gerek’s shop had experience with the marque, he does excellent work and is a true craftsman, I also knew he had expansive knowledge and experience with the marque, and finally had seen a number of full restorations he had done, I suggested without any hesitation Gerek to the owner who lived in California. Gerek did receive the job and the car is now done and is perfect. It recently was at the Villa d'Estes Concours and won its class and also was accepted at Pebble Beach and was a hit!

Currently an older restoration car I own (a Hudson Italia) is at his shop, not for any specific large work (although I would if needed), but he has a client whom recently bought an Hudson Italia (one of 25 made) which was disassembled and currently Gereks shop is restoring it. I fully trust Gerek with my car, even to remove parts he has to make, and I have no doubt that his client’s car will be perfect. I think this points to my trust in him.

In summary Gerek is an excellent craftsperson and a very honest individual. He is very concerned with his client’s cars, does the necessary research as to making the car correct and authentic and is very attentive to detail, plus is approachable, gracious, and will work with the owner. I and others have always found him to be upfront, understanding and fair. His rates are very reasonable especially for quality of work he and his shop offer and I would say his work will most likely exceed expectations.

-Dr. Paul F Sable

Gerek is an incredibly talented individual who’s age belies his vast talents and expertise as top-tier restorer. As both an emcee and judge at most of the nation’s premier concours, I know that when a car he and his associates have restored is on the showfield, I can count on it receiving a Best in Class Award. His attention to detail and conscientious work ethic is extraordinary. I highly recommend both he and his company, Cornerstone Automotive Restorations.

-Bill Rothermel

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Contributed to the work on the cars that won these events & awards.

AACA National Award, Outstanding Discontinued Automobile 2014
Annual Grand National Meet. First Place 2015
Senior AACA award 2015
National First Price Winner 2014
Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet 2015 First place 400/400 points
Outstanding Post-War Automobile and Best in Class at Hilton Head Island Concours 2014
Outstanding Post-War Automobile and Best in Class at Cobble Beach Concours 2015
Best in Class and Sponsor’s Choice Award at Boca Raton Concours 2015
Best in Class at Pinehurst Concours 2015
Best in Class Radnor Hunt Concours 2016
Best in Class Hemmings Concours 2017 and top 3 finalist for best in show
AACA National Award, Outstanding Discontinued Automobile 2015
Annual Grand National Meet First Place 2016
Senior AACA award 2016
National First Price Winner 2015
Best in Class at Hilton Head Island Concours 2015
Best in Class at Boca Raton Concours 2016
Best in Class at Pinehurst Concours 2016
Best in Class Keenland Concours 2016
Excellence in Class Monticello Concours 2016
Timeless Elegance Award at Greenwich 2017
Radnor Hunt award 2017
Best interior at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’ Este 2016
2nd in class at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’ Este 2016
2016 Pebble Beach Entrant
AACA National first prize winner 2016
AACA Senior award 2017
AACA National Award, Bombgarnder Award 2017
Palmetto award 2016 Hilton Head Concours
AACA Junior and Senior award
Best Italian Car at Monticello Concours 2017
2017 AACA National Award for Annual Grand National Award, Post War
Most elegant post war closed body – Boca Raton Concours 2018
2018 AACA Annual Grand National Repeat Senior
2018 AACA Annual Grand National Senior (2)
2018 AACA Annual Grand National First
2018 Philadelphia Concours “Best In Show”