Dave Kindig wiki, bio, net worth, wife bio, kids Baylee & Drew.

In the world of custom car fabrication, Dave Kindig is a name that deserves an honorable mention. Designer by profession, Kindig is the owner and chief designer of  Kindig-It. The native of Utah, Kindig performs customization in both old and new cars with the help of his crew, and his passion for the job has opened a door to the television world. So, who indeed is Dave Kindig? Is he divorced from longtime wife Charity Kindig? What is his net worth? We will bring everything to know about Dave Kindig in this biography article.

Quick Introduction

Dave Kindig is a designer, reality television actor and a business owner. Designing cars is Dave’s strong aspect, and he has been at it for many years. Dave has been part of multiple car shows but what gained him popularity is “Bitchin Rides,” a reality television show on Motor Trend.

Self-taught car designer Dave Kindig

Wiki/Bio Facts

NameDave Kindig
Date of birthFebruary 6, 1971
Place of birthSalt Lake City, Utah, USA
Height5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Zodiac signAquarius
Marital statusMarried
SpouseCharity Kindig
ChildrenBaylee Kindig and Drew Kindig
Daughter-in-lawKara Cuillard
EducationSkyline High School
OccupationCar designer, businessman, reality star, producer
Net worth$5 million
CompanyKindig-It Design
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah, USA
ServicesCustom car restoration and auto fabrication
TV showBitchin’ Rides
Other TV showsBest of Top Gear (2019), Beyond Bitchin’ Rides (2015), Bitchin’ Boot Camp (2020)
ProducerBitchin’ Rides
AwardsDave won 2007 GM Design Award, 2008 Utah Hot Rod Inductee, 2012 Master Builder Award, 2012 Trendsetter Award (Goodguys), 2013 Ford Design Award


Dave Rick Kindig was born on February 6, 1971 in Salt Lake, Utah. U.S. He was born under the zodiac sign “Aquarius,” which is 11th astrological sign. Men of Aquarius birth are said to possess traits such as  charismatic, spontaneous, rebellious, and distinctive. And, we cannot deny Dave is charismatic- making customers fall in love with his work is part of his charisma, right? Dave is American by nationality and an eligible voter of the United States of America. And if ethnicity is concerned Dave is of Caucasian origin.

Early life

Dave grew up in Salt Lake and his love for designing was evident during his childhood. He would chop and change Legos to make different shapes of cars. It is a point to note that kids in United States playing Legos is an usual occurrence however Dave was also into drawing. He would draw cars and other things for fun. While Dave has not shared many things about his childhood we do know he attended a school in his hometown in Salt Lake, Utah.


Dave is a self-made designer and fabricator. He did not go to art school or even did not attend college. Dave got into car design all out of his passion. Beginning at the age of 5 he would make the drawing of cars and would chop and change Legos until he would make a design out of it.

Dave worked at high-performance coatings for years, and during the period he learned about the restoration business. Dave did not see himself working week in week out and indeed quit the job. He started “Kindig It” in 1999 using only $4,800. Initially, the business started subletting a 4,500-square-foot workspace. Like everything begins from small, over the years “Kindig It” grew into one of the most successful car customization and restoration place in Utah. Later, he bought a place with 27,000-square-foot building.

Reality Television

One can never know what future holds the best thing he/she can do is to act on and wait for good to come. As for Dave, he had been designing cars for many years until he was  presented with a chance to appear in a television documentary, the career he was unfamiliar before. Dave appeared in documentary tv series “My Classic Car” in 2013, little did he know this was only the first step to the reality television fame.

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Car designer & Reality Television star Dave Kindig

In 2014 Dave became the poster guy of  “Bitchin Rides,” an original of Motor Trend network. The show revolves around Dave and his crew customizing old cars or cars into magnificent cars for the clients. He joined the show from the very inception with its first episode premiering on September 2, 2014. The show 8 seasons already wrapped up and Dave has appeared in all seasons as a central figure. Ninth season of “Bitchin Rides” premiered on October 4, 2022.

Dave also appeared on spin-off’s Beyond Bitchin’ Rides and Bitchin’ Boot Camp. Dave hosted TV show “Best of Top Gear”  one episode entitled “What Budget?” in 2019.

Television Career Timeline:

Television ShowGenreRoleYear
My Classic CarDocumentarySelf2013
Bitchin’ RidesReality/ Car Customization  RestorationSelf/Owner/Designer2014-2022
Beyond Bitchin’ RidesReality/ Car RestorationSelf/Owner/Designer2015-2016
Best of Top GearRealityHost2019
Bitchin’ Boot CampRealityHost2020

Net Worth

In the career that has spanned over two decades, Dave has accumulated wealth as well as fame. Dave makes his money through custom car fabrication, sales of parts & merchandise, and earning from appearing on different television shows. The television exposure has promoted his business all over the United States and abroad. Dave has a reported net worth of $5M.

Personal Life: Dave Kindig married to longtime wife Charity Kindig

Dave is a married man- his wife is Charity Kindig. The couple met at a dance club while Charity was still in high school. Soon it escalated into a love affair. Dave and Charity began their conjugal life starting with a wedding ceremony on July 11,1992. The pair has been together ever since and extends the family line with two children of own.

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Young Dave and Charity Kindig on their day of wedding

Charity is one year younger than Dave, she was born on March 2, 1972. Charity shares the passion for car with her husband. She was supportive of Dave when he quit the job and encouraged him to venture a business of own. Charity co-founded “Kindig It” with her husband in 1999. She started in the secretary position but over the years as the company grew she had to vacant the position in favor of vice president role.

In the years of togetherness, Charity and Dave has given birth to two offspring’s. Their eldest child is Baylee Kingdig born on April 12, 1996. Second child, a son, Drew Kindig was born on May 14,1999.

Little bit on Kindig children

Both Baylee and Drew are in their 20s,’ not kids anymore, huh?. They were raised around the family shop. Baylee started working at the age of 16 as a parts runner & slowly made her way to the reception. As of now. Baylee is Marketing mind of “Kingdig It” and takes care of design, website and apparels. She is married to Kaden who is a barber by profession.

Dave kindig daughter
Caption: Dave with his daughter Baylee Kindig

Drew is into metal fabrication and did fabrication for The Boeing which is an aerospace company. Drew attended Corner Canyon High School. On May 22, 2022, Drew married his bestfriend Kara Cuillard. He current works at his father company “Kindig It Design.”

Awards and achievement

Dave’s has been praised for his designing works and found himself at the receiving end of  awards. Among the list of awards, Dave won 2007 GM Design Award, 2008 Utah Hot Rod Inductee, 2012 Master Builder Award, 2012 Trendsetter Award (Goodguys), 2013 Ford Design Award. However, Dave has received no awards or nomination for his involvement in documentary and reality television shows.

Dave Kindig interesting facts

  1. Dave did not use computer to make design when first started Kindig-it in 1999, instead he opted for pencil to draw car models.
  2. Dave quit his job the years his son Drew Kindig was born.
  3. Dave is a year older than his wife Charity Kindig.
  4.  Both of Dave’s children are married.


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