Ken Steenrod is the owner of Ken's Custom Paint &
Graphics.  Ken is a Central Illinois native originally from
Roanoke, Illinois.  Ken started early in his life painting and
customizing.  At a young age it was AFX cars.  By high school
Ken was working on the real thing.  During high school he
worked at Eureka Autobody.  After high school Ken opened
his first shop, Steenrod Autobody, in Eureka, Illinois.  Here
Ken started specializing in custom paint, graphics and
bodywork for semi-tractors.

Over the next twenty-odd years, or so, Ken continued his
customizing work while, also, becoming a Teamster, and
eventually becoming the senior driver at Bunn-Capitol. In
2000 Ken started Ken's Custom Paint & Graphics,
specializing in custom body and paint work for motorcycles.  
In 2005 Ken moved the business  to Catherine St. in East
Peoria where we outgrew our shop and made the final move
to our current location of 2245 N.E. Jefferson St. in Peoria.

Ken has recently opened up a retail store within our shop to
make Ken's Custom Paint & Graphics your one stop shop for
all things motorcycle. We carry everything from leathers,
exhaust systems, chrome accessories, bags, bars, sound
systems and tons more! If you want it, we'll get it for you!
There is always someone here to help you find exactly what
you're looking for and to make sure that you get your parts
as quickly as possible. So don't sacrifice quality for cheap
online parts, stop in and see us any time!
Name: Nate Hartmann
Position: Paint & Graphic Artist/ Fabricator
What You Ride: Sportster
Nate has been with us since the start of our business and has progressed to be one
of the best painters and graphic artists around. His work can be seen all over
Central Illinois on our customer's bikes. He can make your wrecked bike look new
and your new bike look like magazine material.
Name: Charlie Steenrod
Position: Mechanic/Parts Sales/Electronics
Charlie has also been with us since the beginning. He has been wrenching with his
dad, Ken for a long time and is constantly learning new things. He is always on top of
the latest and greatest parts and accessories out there, especially in the electronics.
Stop in and talk to him about upgrading your sound system and he'll steer you in the
right direction every time.
Name: Mark
Position: Graphic Artist
What You Ride: Custom Chopper
Mark has an impressive and extensive airbrushing background and has made a
huge impact on our graphics department. He specializes in the artwork with fine
details and can turn anything into his canvas. You can stop down and take a look at
his work in our showroom.
Name: Greg Oltman
Position: Mechanic/Fabricator
What You Ride: Night Train
Name: Kathy West
Position: Retail/Office Manager
What You Ride: Rebel
Kathy has been a part of the business for most of the time we've been open. She
handles all of our accounting and taxes and pretty much anything else we throw at
her. She helps keep everybody organized and on track and does an amazing job.
Stop in and say hi!
Name: Tony Conway
Age: 24
Position: IT/Web Support
What You Ride: Dreams of a Roadking
Tony came to us a few months after we opened. He started out in the retail
department and gradually moved into IT and Web support. He helps with all the
computer problems we have and occasionally gives an opinion or two on projects.
He's our own personal Geek Squad.
Greg had been a customer of ours and came to us with a wealth of mechanical
knowledge. He has been a huge part of our service department and really knows his
stuff. He's been in mechanics for most of his career and is definitely the one you
want working on your bike. From the basic oil change to complete wiring and
rebuilds, he has can do it right.
Ken's Custom Paint & Graphics          2245 N.E. Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61603          309.682.2453
Hours: M-Fri. 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Closed Sun.