About Us


Carolina Truck Shop is owned and operated by Matt Criswell.  Since high school, Matt had an interest in trucks.  Matt’s first build was a 1989 S-10 that was painted ultraviolet purple and appropriately named, PURPLE1.

In 2011, Matt purchased a 1968 Chevrolet CS-10 that he wanted to re-build. Looking for other Chevrolet/GMC truck enthusiasts, a lunch was coordinated with three local guys and from that lunch, the Upstate South Carolina GM Truck Club was created.  As Matt worked on his truck, the club continued to grow.

After Matt finished the build on his 1968 C-10, now known as #LowLion, he needed a new project.  That new project was Carolina Truck Shop.

Having to constantly source parts from outside of South Carolina, it became apparent to Matt that a local truck parts and accessories shop was needed for people in upstate South Carolina building and restoring old Chevrolet and GMC pick-up trucks.