Andi Puckett can’t help joking about her husband’s tricked-out diesel pickup with its fancy wheels, tires and lift kit.
“It’s obnoxious,” she says.
She’s a fine one to talk, having added a light bar, DVD player and remote starter to her own vehicle.
The Pucketts know lots of other motorists like to customize their vehicles, which is why they and two other partners started All Elements Auto. In addition to being a full-service automotive center, All Elements offers a wide range of customization options.
Puckett’s husband, Sean, plus Darin Campbell and Scott Heatherington are the other owners.
Puckett said her husband “always had to go to, like, five different places” to customize his vehicles. “So he wanted to open up a one-stop shop.”
Andi Puckett said the group first bought a longtime west-side business, Street Beats Audio, which specialized in audio and security installation, last year.
“We just figured that was the perfect place to start,” she said. “We know customers like to customize their vehicles if they’re customizing their audio.”
They operated that until another location, the former Import Audio on East First Street, became available this year. They relocated there in April
In addition to audio and security, All Elements sells and installs custom wheels, tires, roof racks, lift kits, remote starters, window tinting, backup cameras and more.
“The list goes on and on,” Puckett said of options for customizing vehicles. “They’re always changing.”
The shop accessorizes motorcycles, boats, golf carts and recreational vehicles, too. It’s also a full-service garage, offering everything from oil changes to engine replacement.
About the only things All Elements doesn’t do are paint and paintless dent removal.
That may change, though. The partners have bought property around the 12,000-square-foot shop that should allow for expansion.
“We’re in the process of adding a whole other building,” Puckett said. “We’re kind of taking over this whole big spot.”
The partners are building a special sound room for the stereos, amplifiers and speakers they sell.
“I think it’s going to be a pretty big deal,” Puckett said.
All Elements is the first business the couple has owned together, but vehicles have been a passion for Sean Puckett and Campbell for years. Sean Puckett is the Kansas sales representative for Oakley sunglasses, while Campbell is part-owner of a landscaping business.
They brought in Heatherington, who also owns Wellington Wheel Alignment & Brake Repair, to help with the automotive service side.
All of which means Andi Puckett is the only one of the owners who works at All Elements full time, handling marketing, human resources and other duties. She’s one of nine employees.
“Basically, he turned a hobby into my career, I guess,” Puckett said of her husband.
“Everybody says you’re living the dream. I’m like, ‘Yes, I’m living my husband’s dream. If it were my dream, we would have opened a jewelry store.’ ”
Joking aside, Puckett says All Elements Auto is off to a good start.
“We’ve been busy, so it’s been a good thing so far,” she said. “It’s been a great location.”
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