Scelzi Enterprises Early Years

As young men the three Scelzi brothers already had a passion for cars and trucks. Mike, Jim, and Gary each spent time in related industries, but in the end they joined forces at Scelzi Enterprises to design and manufacture the best work truck bodies in the USA.Owners Gary, Mike and Jim Scelzi

  • Mike, the oldest, started by building cars in his garage. At age 20 he was the youngest Mobile Gas Dealer ever, owning the station at the corner of Chestnut and Olive Avenues in Fresno, California. When he was 22 he began making custom wheels, and when he later sold the station he worked for a company that produced boat and car trailers, grain trailers, transfer dump trucks, flatbeds, and work truck utility bodies. This experience helped shape his future. He also briefly worked for a wholesale plumbing company.

  • Jim, at age 16, worked with Mike at the Mobile Station. When the station was sold Jim began working as a plasterer until he was about 25, when he became a partner with his father Monroe at the MJ Scelzi and Sons fuel distributorship. He worked part time at Scelzi Enterprises, which had recently been formed. Jim joined his brothers full time at Scelzi Enterprises in 2006.

  • Gary – the youngest brother – worked at Hallowell Chevrolet while attending high school. Once he graduated he joined his brother Mike at Scelzi Enterprises in 1979. In 1997 he focused on becoming a world-class drag racer, and continued this until his retirement from racing full time in 2008. During that 9 year span, Gary won four National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) World Championships. Although retired as an active racer himself, and fully committed to Scelzi Enterprises, Gary still maintains an interest in watching his two sons Dominic and Giovanni begin their own racing careers as part of Gary Scelzi Motorsports organization.

  • Their father Monroe Scelzi always believed his sons should be in business together, so he loaned the brothers $20,000 so they could open the first Scelzi Enterprises manufacturing facility in 1979, on Thesta Avenue in Fresno. Since then the success of the company has caused them to expand many times, and it presently utilizes more than 240,000 square feet of space, making Scelzi Enterprises the largest Truck and Body manufacturing facility in California.



Today the Scelzi Legacy continues, and our commitment to Quality is stronger than ever. Scelzi custom truck bodies – American Ingenuity and Quality that has not been surpassed since 1979.

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Since we began building truck bodies in 1979, Scelzi Enterprises has focused on unique styling, American ingenuity and craftsmanship, and an unwavering commitment to Quality. We use the best materials, best equipment, and a great team of truck building professionals to make products that are as durable and tough as they are attractive. Compare our products side by side with any other truck body and you will see the Scelzi difference.

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