At present Mark Rainey, along with the support of fiancée Lori Hollar, operates Groody Bros. Bicycle Restoration. But, obviously, they aren't brothers.
So why "Bros." then? Read on!
Those who have done business with us in the last 15 years or so, may know that we started as a venture project of two brothers, David and Mark Rainey. Operating out of the family business, Russell Steel in Kansas City, KS, brothers David and Mark adapted an informal business name their ever-industrious father, Perry, had used for his own side hustle. "Groody" in our name is pronounced "Grow-dee" or like "grody" with one "o." Under this banner, these three men have taken on some very messy and unpleasant jobs! It's become a family legacy.
In 2009, Mark and David joined their experiences as cyclists and knowledge of bicycle mechanics with the resources available to them through Russell Steel. Upon completion of some of their own bicycle refinishing projects, word quickly spread and business just found them. It hasn't let up yet. Completing over 1,000 bicycles and maintaining high standards is what gives us an edge over your standard powder coat business. Our repeat-client list is growing, and we are proud to serve a wide range of clientele and bicycle tastes.
In January 2020, Russell Steel closed its doors. Mark moved Groody Bros. to Topeka, KS. David started pursuing a lifelong ambition to become a professional photographer. See his new website here: https://www.photorainey.com/. Lori comes along as a long-time Groody fan, having followed their social media posts for nearly 10 years.
Interest in bikes began at an early age. Mark Rainey poses for this photo.