The DNA of Perfection
From V8 engine swaps, one of the shop's bread-and-butter services, to full custom builds, DCD crafts some of the most impeccable--and unique--Jeeps in the world. That DNA of obsessive drive towards perfection is the lifeblood of DCD. David Tonapetyan, the founder of DCD, immigrated to the US from Armenia at the age of 17 with nothing to his name. He decided, if he was going to make it, he knew he had to learn two languages to make a living: English and cars.
So, David learned on the fly. He worked in mechanic shops, car washes, and eventually opened a shop specializing in European exotics, a line of work that requires exacting perfection. But outside of his shops, off-roading was where he spent his time.
David started DCD Customs to make a living doing what he loved. He built Jeeps as a one-man-show, and it wasn’t long before the quality and capability of his builds started turning heads on the trail. His reputation spread from friends and family to enthusiasts, and eventually, Middle Eastern royalty.
DCD Customs now meticulously churns out around 50 vehicles per month, each one different from the last, and all entirely capable of taking on the world when the road ends.