HzEmall (Hurts them all) was
started in 1993 at the IASCA Western Regional's in Sacramento, CA.
We had all travelled to the event as individuals or small groups
from BC and WA. We had been to shows and competed with one another
for a couple of years but had never really hung out with one
another. At Sacramento the group of people did really well at the
event, including beating several well known California big names. We
got together for a photo since we were all from the same area. Andy
Oxenhorn from then MB Quart (who I knew from being on Team Quart)
took a picture of the group as there were a few of the cars that ran
Quart and he commented that "You really hurt them all by coming down
here to compete".
We went our separate ways back
home and the following week at a single point even at a shop called
Nuts About Hi Fi in Silverdale, WA Scot Barton and Kevin Truedson
showed up with "The HzEmall Crew" decals for everyone who at been in
Sacramento. From there it just took off. The current logo is the
same one used from the very beginning back in 1993. Over the years
people came and went on the team but we always travelled to events
together, we partied together, and we won and lost together. In the
late 90's I started HzEmall.com as a place for team members to
showcase their cars. The internet was so new and it gave us a place
to once again kind of hang out. In the early 2000's people were
selling their cars and I was using the site more to promote my
installation abilities as a online Resume. Eventually the site was
very well known and it was just being used for only my work now.
In 2005 I decided to make the leap
into owning my own shop and I tossed several idea's around for a
shop name but it always came back to calling it
HzEmall. The site
was already well known locally and around the country. I was known
as HzEmall on all the forums I frequented so instead of starting
from scratch with a different name it just made sense to keep moving
forward and HzEmall Customs was born. As my shop grew and switched
directions I was going further and further away from Car Audio and
the Hot Rod and Vehicle Outfitting clients were not understanding
the name at all so in 2010 I moved away from HzEmall Customs to
HzEmall's Hotrod Garage to transition the name change and then
finally to The Hotrod Garage. When I closed my shop in 2012 due to a
nasty divorce, I walked away from both the Hotrod and Car Audio
industry. In 2014 I decided to get back into the Car Audio industry
as it was always my love and passion so I decided to reinvent the
HzEmall.com URL as my own online
Resume like I had so many years before. HzEmall is Tim Baillie, and
it's my brand and in 2016. I am all about building my brand back up.
2015 I had the huge honor of being voted as one of the Top 50
Installers in North American by Mobile Electronics Magazine. This
award know as " The Installer of the Year" or IOTY is one
of if not the
most prestigious award a technician can win in this industry. It has
been handed out for since as long as I have been involved in Car
Audio which is about 25 years.
sent in my submission video to ME Magazine and after rigorous voting
I was voted as one of The Top 12 Installers. This was one of my last
bucket list career items for me and one of the biggest.
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