Custom Airbrushed Van 1975


From the beginning, we have been committed to serving our customers by providing excellent custom paint and high-quality paint finishes. A spark of inspiration came in 1975 when Jay Wright saw a custom van on a dealership lot. Soon after, he sold his bicycle to purchase his first airbrush and was later hired by “Braggin-Wagon,” a van builder in Rhode Island. This move was the beginning of a lifetime of art, custom vehicles, and family. Jay and Donna Wright eventually started CPV in 1994 as they grew the business with a focus on custom painting for customers from coast to coast. Today, their son Steve and his wife Dana operate CPV and continue the legacy that started in 1975.

CPV Timeline


Airbrushed Conversion Van 1975

Jay Wright begins his career in Rhode Island painting airbrushed, shag carpet conversion vans.


J's Custom Painting 1979

The Wrights move back to Kenosha, WI, and “J’s Custom Painting” is started out of their two-car garage.


Custom Painted Vehicles First Shop 1994

Jay and Donna Wright build their first shop in Racine, WI, and officially become Custom Painted Vehicles, Inc (CPV).


Custom Motorcycle Paint for Dealerships 2000

CPV begins to build strong relationships with motorcycle dealerships and riders.


CPV Custom Painted Case IH Tractors 2007

CPV launches special production painting for Case IH.


CPV is a Tier One Supplier for Harley Davidson 2013

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles brings on CPV as a tier-one supplier of painted parts starting MY14.


Limited Production Sets for Harley Davidson 2016

Revival Limited Paint Set (qty. 150) marks the beginning of 7 limited production sets for H-D.


Expanded Facilities for CPV 2017

CPV moves into an updated 34,000 square foot paint shop.


Obsolete Painted Parts Partner with Harley Davidson 2021

CPV becomes the only shop in the world with a Preferred Provider Agreement with H-D for obsolete painted parts.


CPV Facilities Expansion 2023

CPV begins a 26,000 square foot expansion project.