Using cars to change lives.
AT BUILT OUR PASSION FOR CARS IS CONNECTED TO THE PURPOSE OF CHANGING LIVES AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
It’s one thing to build cool cars but that desire takes on a whole new meaning when you build those cars for someone else…for free. BUILT’s goal is not to gain 1,000,000 subscribers or become a famous automotive brand. It is simply to use cars to change lives. It’s not just providing transportation (if that were the case we would build and give away mid 2000’s Corollas). It’s about giving someone your time, your sweat, and your ideas in order to show them they are important. Cars are BUILT’s secondary purpose; People come first.
IF THERE IS ONE THING MY FAMILY TAUGHT ME WHILE GROWING UP IT’S THIS. IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.
I grew up in a Christian home. My family fostered children growing up, my nephews are adopted, my mom gave her kidney to a stranger 7 years ago (that stranger is now part of our family), and even now my family is constantly giving more than anyone could believe away on a daily basis. All of this taught me that the most blessed and happy people have one thing in common. They are generous. I started youtube because I love cars.
I built my first car when I was 15. It was a kit car based on a Pontiac Fiero and it was SLOW. (picture). From there I was hooked and wanted to build basically every car I saw. Fast forward to 2016. I was still building cars but felt that my time was wasted because it wasn’t shared with anyone so I started BUILT (then “diycarprojects”). I knew then I wanted my channel to impact lives and based on my past life experience, I felt that giving cars away was a good way to do it. Over the years BUILT has evolved and it will continue to change as it grows but one idea will remain in the center of everything we do. You are the most important part of the channel. Without people, BUILT doesn’t exist. With people BUILT is incredible.