From Basic Repairs to Full Restoration

I can meet all your mechanical and welding needs

At some point, every car, truck or SUV will need repair or routine maintenance work. The Built Not Bought Shop is the preferred place to take your vehicles when they need a mechanic. I built the shop from the ground up, so it's fully equipped to handle any issue your car may have. After 20 years of building and repairing cars, you can trust me with any vehicle and any job.

Call 337-257-7775 to make an appointment for auto service in the Rayne, LA area today.

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I can rebuild your vehicle from the frame up

In addition to repairing cars, I am also highly skilled in building and rebuilding vehicles. If you have a custom car that needs some work or a totaled car you'd like to restore, I'm ready and able to help. Here are some examples of the vehicles I have rebuilt:

  • Chevy K10
  • Chevy S10
  • 1953 Ford 8N
  • 1980 Jeep CJ7
Your classic car or nostalgic vehicle could be our next restoration project. Contact us right now to discuss your project. When it comes to automobiles, I believe in building, not buying.

Check out our list of specials and discounts

At the Built Not Bought Shop, I believe in contributing to our community. In addition to offering excellent mechanical services, I also offer several specials and discounts. To members of the military, I'm proud to offer military discounts. I also offer a word-of-mouth discount for loyal customers who spread the word about us.

Ask for your discount when you visit our shop today.


I was going on a trip and my car started acting weird. It was extremely late at night. I was in a it of a panic due to it being late and I didn't wanna be stranded on the side of the road at night. So I was desperately looking in google for a 24 hour mechanic and I came across Built Not Bought Shop whose website stated that this shop was opened. So I called Mr Blood he was very pleasant and made me feel comfortable. He showed up within minutes. He asked me about the issues I was having with my car, then only took him a few minutes to diagnose my cars problem. Mr Blood had me back on the road in now time!! He is amazing! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an amazing mechanic or to even buy a vehicle because he sales vehicles as well. Thank you for being a great caring person!

- Lindsey S.