PBRIAN JENKINS - Hatred Customs: Brian Jenkins, a former friend of John Shope, is the founder of Hatred Customs. Jenkins named his business, Hatred, following a fallout with Shope. A loner and a rebel, Jenkins disassociated himself from the Web and social media sites. He only recently joined Facebook in order to advance his shop. He moved to Phoenix from Baltimore in 1992 to work construction, where he started a successful excavating business. Jenkins lost everything when his business went bust as the Phoenix economy crashed. While he had always had custom street rods and other bikes, Jenkins first tried his hand at real estate before customizing his first bagger in 2007. The bike was such a hit that he opened his own shop and continued making custom rides. Jenkins’ latest bagger has won six top awards in the last six shows it has been featured in, including winning “Baddest Bagger 2013″ in Arizona and Reno. While he remains a relative underdog, Jenkins is unique among his rival builders because he can brag that he is the only one who hand crafts every single part of his bike–from scratchadultry.com
They don’t follow trends–they set them. No tactic is off limits and no move is too corrupt. From stealing ideas and poaching employees to public bashing on social media, these guys will do whatever it takes to give themselves and their shops the ultimate edge over the rest.