Michael Jeff

Michael Jeff

In November of 1984, Michael answered an ad in the paper for a body shop helper at Kane's. Today, he is the shop restoration foreman. He is certified in non-structural repairs, painting, and analysis.

He specializes in the restoration of vintage foreign and domestic automobiles. Michael's work includes engines, bodywork, interiors, upholstery, carpeting, woodwork, and electrical systems.

He has restored hundreds of classic and antique cars. Michael said that the most memorable projects include a motorbike that folded up into a suitcase, a 1936 English HRG that required wooden coachwork, a parade of Aston Martins, Austin Healeys, and E type Jaguars. Michael has always been artistically inclined, and he considers every one of the restorations a work of art.

Michael was born in Providence, RI. He grew up in Warwick where he attended Warwick Veteran's Memorial High School for two years followed by two years at Tolgate Vocational High School where he graduated with the class of 1978. He continued his education at CCRI majoring in computer sciences. He went on to graduate from Rhode Island Trade Shops School as an automotive specialist in 1981.

In 1987, Michael married his wife Christine. He has two children, Matt, who is in the army serving in Iraq, and Lindsay, a 17-year-old high school student.

When he isn't restoring vintage automobiles, Michael repairs and restores antique clocks as a personal hobby, and as he says, "a small business of joy." Other interests include duckpin bowling and trap shooting.