About Us


About Us

The company was started by Terry and his father Jewel in 1986 as “Jewel’s Custom Chrome Plating.” In July 2004, Terry bought the plating business from Jewel and have now been operating as Custom Plating Specialist, Inc. for the past 16 years. In that time, since Terry’s take over, the company has grown from 2 employees to 6 full-time and 2 part-time employees. Meet Our Staff.

Located in Brillion, WI, Custom Plating Specialist, Inc. is fully insured and does work for clients across the world. Along with being published as an expert in his trade, Terry travels the country reaching out to his clients at car shows.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we don’t chrome plate any one piece wheels or rims. We do, however, chrome plate motorcycle rims if all of the spokes are taken out.

Most jobs take four to six weeks. Longer bumpers may take fourteen to sixteen weeks.

We triple plate all parts with copper first, nickel and finally chrome.

Brillion is located twenty miles south of Green Bay; twenty miles east of Appleton.

Click get a quote at the top of our website to fill out the estimate form. Don’t forget to upload pictures of the parts for the best quote possible.

Yes, we will not switch or swap out your parts. We take pictures of all parts and engrave your name on the back where possible.

We began chroming in 1986. All of our craftsmen have over ten years of experience, some with over twenty years in the industry.

Chroming is an art and should be treated as an investment. Cheaper places tell you they triple plate, but only put nickel and chrome on the parts. Custom Plating Specialist is very competitive with its prices and provides an excellent customer satisfaction rating. Remember, you get what you pay for, and if you choose a cheaper company, you may be looking to get those parts re-plated within a year or two. CPS does it right the first time.

Local customers can deliver their parts directly to our shop. Or, if in Wisconsin, email us and sometimes our sales guy can pick up the job when he is in your area. For out of state clients; box up your parts and ship them to us. Inside the box put a list of the parts included, and your complete contact information. You can also watch the events page. We frequently attend car shows and swap meets around the U.S. and can bring your parts back with us.

Our events page provides a list of scheduled shows and swap meets. Updates are made as shows are confirmed.

Yes. Some parts from the twenties and thirties are made of a different kind of pot metal that doesn’t weld at all, but after chroming for thirty years, we have found many ways to go about fixing these different parts. Where our competitors send parts back undone because they don’t know how or don’t want to fix them, we help you complete your project..