Bill Colgan, founder of Colgan Custom Manufacturing, Inc.
successfully operated a trim and upholstery business in Burbank, California for fifteen
years prior to creating the car bra business.
The "Original Car Bra" was invented in 1961 when three
German engineers from Lockheed walked into Bill's upholstery shop. Bill was asked if
he could design a protective covering cover for their personal Porsche vehicles. The
very first pattern was for the Porsche 356. The pattern Bill designed was the
creation of the One-Piece "Original Car Bra."
Today Colgan's Design, Manufacturing and Distribution operations
are located in a 24,000 square foot facility in Fountain Valley, California.
Colgan Custom Manufacturing offers a diversified product line and
a staff committed to proving the highest quality product possible. Colgan intends to
pursue this commitment with continuous improvement, reflecting pride in our products and
service to our customers.
During the past 39 years, many companies have tried to copy and
imitate Colgan's designs and innovations. None have come close to matching Colgan's
quality and fit. Colgan designed and currently maintains patterns for over 2,500
imported and domestic cars, trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles.
From the Original One-Piece Bra, Colgan developed the more
convenient Two-Piece Bra, which is now regarded as the industry standard.
Each pattern that Colgan makes is designed to be
vehicle-specific, hand tailored with precision and attention to detail and provides a
precise wrinkle free fit.
Colgan products include:
- Original Bras
- Full Bras
- T-Style Tops
- Sport Bras
- Mirror Covers
- Tire Covers
Colgan also produces Mechanics
Service Covers, Trunk Mats, and other Specialty Items.
In addition to an in-house design studio, Colgan maintains a
fully equipped Mobile Design Unit. This allows Colgan's Design team to complete
projects at off-site locations.
Colgan's Chief engineer supervises a complete woodworking and
machine shop. The engineering department designs and produces all specialized
tooling required for accessory production and customer specific applications.
Colgan offers multi-color silk-screening, embossing and
embroidery work. Designs and colors are unlimited, often matching the OEM vehicle
accent, molding or badge colors.
Colgan's in-house graphic design department utilizes a
multi-station Macintosh computer system for color scanning, color separation and high
resolution output. Colgan produces manuals, technical illustrations, catalogs, and
various collateral materials and images for production graphics.
All Colgan production materials are manufactured to their
specifications from the finest quality raw materials available. Colgan only uses ISO
9000 certified vendors.
Colgan products are made from specially fabricated, heavy-weight
vinyl integrated by a special process to a super-soft polyester backing. Colgan
boasts the heaviest vinyl used in the industry, offering two additional ounces of
cushioning protection. All materials are supplier certified, UV stabilized, and meet
FMVSS 302 standards.
All product openings and edges are bound with soft felt.
Double stitching and additional padding is used at all key stress points. All
hooks are double covered and reinforced for added protection.
Colgan Custom's Manufacturing processes are QS9000 Compliant.
The Colgan Custom logo is proudly embossed on the lower driver's
side edge of each bra. This is your assurance that your have purchased the finest
car bra available.
Colgan takes full responsibility for the materials and the
construction of its products.
Quality is our highest priority. No product leaves their
plant without a 100% Quality Control Inspection.
Colgan Custom backs their products, to the original retail
purchaser, with a five (5) year limited warranty, the industry's longest and strongest.