Founded in April of 1999, Rock Solid started as a body shop that specialized in Toyota Land Cruisers. It was owned, run, and worked by only one man, Mike Francis. Since then he has been delving deeper into the Land Cruiser role sine he found that no one in the market could repair, restore, and customize these beautiful machines like he could.
First few completed projects from Rock Solid were Safari Guard’s D90, Kalahari Discovery, and Ford F350 4×4; Dave Berry’s FJ45; and Mike Francis’ own FJ40 and FJ60. Safari Guard’s Trucks were strictly bodywork and paint, and were all featured at Safari Guard’s booth at SEMA and the D90 was on the cover of 4×4 and Sport Utility magazine. Dave Berry’s FJ45 was a complete build and was featured in Overland Journal and was also at SEMA. These trucks all had the attention of 4×4 TV on the outdoor channel, and they gave us a guest spot on their episode back in early 2000. Lastly the shop’s vehicles, like the FJ40, was rebuilt, and painted like a boulder to represent Rock Solid. In 2001, Rock Solid used the shop’s FJ60 as a support truck for a 4-Winds Adventure Race in Idaho. Six men lived out of this FJ60 for two weeks while it also carried the team’s gear, food, and other supplies.
Mike Francis has been the only representative for Rock Solid Off-Road until recently. We have added more and more employees in the shop since 2008, expanding our accumulative knowledge and experience. With that, we have learned more about computer controlled engines, electronic fuel injection conversions, fabrication. Our heavy concern in customer service causes us to strongly focus on making every customer’s build extremely personal.
Most customers that come to us never want the status quo; they want something more than the average off-road vehicle. Rock Solid can provide them with anything from extreme expedition vehicle to a speedy trailblazer. The quality, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction is what has got us this far and is what will continue to drive us to expand into a wider array of automotive performance beyond Land Cruisers and other off road vehicles.
Since we started in 1999, we have constantly been building relationships with manufactures who make products that are reliable, easy to install, and have great customer service. When building clients vehicles, we always encourage them to use our trusted resources since we find them the best option for their vehicles and applications.
While constantly evolving, customizing, and innovating new ways of building cars, we always run into new problems. We doubted that we were the only ones coming across them, so we started RSOperformance.com. We wanted to share our resources, our manufactures, and our expertise with anyone who is seeking it. The products we sell are the same products we use in our shop to build our clients’ vehicles.
With our website we wanted to branch out socially and start creating a unit that car lovers can go to for information, and to share information. The easiest way for all of to connect is through social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are ways of sharing with all of our friends, fans, and clients what we do day to day. Also our “how to” videos are what we think are the best ways to overcome problems, install our products, or manufacture ways around certain obstacles.
Knowing our products, knowing your problems, staying connected, and providing more than just and average customer service is what RSOperformance.com is all about. We want to get to know all of YOU and share all of OUR automotive experiences, knowledge, and products.