Paragon Corvette Reproductions Joins Legendary Companies

Paragon Corvette Reproductions Joins Legendary Companies

The Classic Corvette restoration parts manufacturer joins Legendary Companies’ group of aftermarket businesses.

Legendary Companies, led by Wade Kawasaki and his partners at Irving Place Capital, has announced the acquisition of Paragon Corvette Reproductions. The Michigan-based Corvette restoration parts manufacturer and supplier enters as Legendary Companies’ third strategic acquisition since partnering with Irving Place Capital in late 2018. This acquisition expands the range of products available from Legendary Companies and widens its customer base by offering high quality restoration components for 1953 through 1996 Corvettes. 

“Paragon Corvette Reproductions has an amazing track record for supplying the best restoration components for classic Corvettes,” said Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki. “It has been a great honor to work with the company’s owners, Steve and Stacey Childs, on this acquisition. Steve’s knowledge on classic Corvettes is second-to-none, and together they assembled an outstanding team of employees to handle more than 36,000 parts for a 43-year range of Corvettes.”

Under Legendary Companies, Paragon will continue to operate with the same leadership team and staff that has helped drive the company’s growth since its founding in 1970. Legendary Companies will provide additional support where needed to support ongoing operations.

“When the time came to sell Paragon, we knew we wanted a partner that understood our market and believed in our potential,” said Steve Childs, president of Paragon Corvette Reproductions. “After interviewing many investors, it was clear that Wade and the partners at Irving Place Capital were the perfect fit for us.”

To find out more about Paragon and its incredible product lines and restoration services, visit www.paragoncorvette.com.

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