Restoration Automotive, Inc.
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6153 Enterprise Parkway
Grove City, OH 43123
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CEO/Executive Director
Mr. Gene Skibinski
President & CEO
Board Chair
Mr. Keith A. Osburn II
Gioffre Companies

To offer clients honest, quality, affordable vehicle repair and the empowerment of simple automotive education while striving to demonstrate the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ through: integrity in our work; automotive service provided in humility; biblical stewardship of people's time and resources; being intercessors who provide for people under duress; and teaching people to care for their car for the journey.

Organization Overview

Impact Statement


  • Expanded our space to 8,000 square feet including 12 repair bays, two offices, two training rooms, and a board room.

  • Provided over $750,000 of automotive service; donated more than 40 vehicles to families in need to date of the corporation, and impacted over 3,000 families who had a car serviced at our shop. 

  • Hired our third full-time employee and increased shop open hours to 40 per week.

  • Surpassed 250 volunteers.

  • Began the planning work for two new programs--Car Direct Program and Membership Program.


  • We will better communicate our purpose and vision by fully implementing the marketing strategy developed by Capital University which includes being featured on a Columbus television station; producing a professional video that tells the story of Restoration Automotive and the lives touched; and creating a website that informs donors, sponsors, partners, and customers of the unique nature of our business and clarifies their expectations.

  • We will expand our funding strategy by:

    • Working with ResCare to hire individuals on welfare-to-work programs so we can serve more clients while significantly reducing repair time.
    • Working with Columbus Housing Authority to offer welfare recipients a dedicated location for automotive repair, thereby reducing our need for lines of credit and increasing funding for families not on welfare, but in need of essential auto repairs.
    • Maximizing relationships to increase funds raised from our third annual Car Show and first quarterly Oil Change Rally.
    • Applying for grants and working with individual donors.
  • We will hire a full time shop foreman to manage shop staff and volunteers in order to increase the volume of car repairs, move cars more efficiently through the repair process,  and allow our president more time to connect with current and prospective partners and focus on our funding strategy.

Background Statement

Restoration Automotive Inc. (RA) was founded in January 2008 as a self-supportive ministry to reach out to the community and assist single moms and dads in need of affordable car repairs. We started out in a single bay garage with nothing more than a few months rent, some hand tools, and a small group of volunteers eager to give families a chance they would not otherwise have. The plan was to give these families a tool to become productive for themselves.

By year end, the volunteers had generated over 2,000 hours of work and hundreds of repairs equaling an astounding $108,000 in assistance, and were able to give away four vehicles to families in need. With the overwhelming response from the community, RA had to expand. In 2009, we more than doubled our shop space, increased volunteers, and hired a full-time staff person. That year RA generated nearly 5,000 hours of work and over $170,000 in assistance, gave away five vehicles to families in need, and expanded its services to assist more people. To date we have helped hundreds of families find jobs, maintain jobs, get to school, and pick up their kids from school by providing vehicle repairs and vehicle donations. What a great way to give a hand up, or if you choose, the gift that keeps on giving.

What started out as an outreach of a church has become the first of its kind 501(c)(3) automotive repair service leveraging over 1 million dollars in car repairs to thousands of central Ohio families.

Statement from Mr. Gene Skibinski, President & CEO

We have been given by God life, love, and all the talents we need to thrive in this world. Why not use these talents to help others who may not have the same? This is the principle at Restoration Automotive.  People helping people help themselves. The respect, integrity, and education given to our clients provides them the helping hand necessary to maintain reliable transportation.

Not only do we repair cars, we maximize what financing our clients may have available, and we help plan out the possibilities a vehicle brings to their success. Car repair is more than a service provided. It is a tangible way to reach people and simply give them the chance to help themselves through employment, health care, and education. 

Please come join us in helping support our neighbors in need!

Statement from Mr. Keith A. Osburn II , Gioffre Companies

Restoration Automotive is an amazing health and human service organization. We support the need to reach employement, health care, and education through functioning transportation. Our society take's simple things like owning an operational vehicle for granted. Only when common everyday issues affect our daily lives, is auto repair of high priority. In these trying times, Restoration Automotive, Inc is able to lend support through the efforts of our staff and volunteers' given skills and abilities.

Since 2008, RA has touched the lives and vehicles of thousands of families in the central Ohio area. The organization is in need of funding to hire additional staff and acquire equipment. 

I am proud to be not only the board chair for Restoration Automotive, but also a regular volunteer.



Mr. Gene Skibinski, 
Term Start 1/2008 
Compensated Yes 
Biographical Statement

Gene Skibinski has worked in the automotive and trucking repair business for 15 years. He was also the owner operator of Advantage One Towing for five years. Mr. Skibinski attended Owens Community College studying diesel mechanics and small business administration. He is a member of the Buckeye Christian Church where he participates in the drama team, grounds maintenance, audio visual and sound technician team, and he is actively involved with the college-aged ministry. He was the founder and has been the president of Restoration Automotive since its inception in 2008.

Additional Organization Information
Number of Full-Time Staff:
Number of Part-Time Staff:
Number of Volunteers: 250 
Staff Retention Rate: 100% 


Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Fundraising Plan No
Management Succession/Training Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Strategic Plan Yes
Years Plan Considers 5
Current Plan Adopted 8/2011
Additional Organization Information

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio and Think Tank/National Circles work with us as advisory partners. ResCare refers potential employees. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Columbus Housing Authority refer clients to us and we find volunteers through HandsOn Central Ohio. Madison Christian Church and Buckeye Christian Church are sources of both clients and volunteers.


Local Governing Board
Board Chair Mr. Keith A. Osburn II,
Board Chair Term 11/2011 -  11/2014  
Board Members
Ms. Olivia Andrews,  
Mr. Robert Carey,  
Mr. Mike Hull,  
Ms. Betsy Mincey,  
Additional Organization Information
Board Meetings Annually
Board Meeting Attendance 88% 
Board Member Monetary Contributions 100%
Board Member In-kind Contributions 100%
Gender Female 40%
  Male 60%
Race African-American/Black 0%
  Asian-American/Pacific Islander 0%
  Caucasian 100%
  Hispanic/Latino 0%
  Native American/American Indian 0%
  Multi-Racial 0%
  Other 0%
Advisory Board
No members in the Advisory Board.


Car Care Classes

RA teaches several car repair classes. Each class is designed to educate and prepare people to maintain their vehicle. Classes provide people with the ability to repair and maintain their vehicle in a financially responsible way to ensure reliability.

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Volunteer Training Program

RA has a comprehensive hands-on volunteer training program focused on automotive repair and maintenance. Volunteers work on client's vehicles on a daily basis together with qualified mechanics. The volunteers are able to experience and learn the skills needed to overcome any repair obstacles. Volunteers are also able to learn all facets of shop operations from start to finish, including office administration, parts purchasing, and customer relations, in a real world application.

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2014 Car and Bike Show

RA holds an annual classic car and bike show to build awareness, raise funds, and provide a fun activity for the community.


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Automotive Repair

RA provides auto repairs and automotive education to those in need. We make home visits to evaluate vehicles for repair for a nominal fee. If necessary, the vehicle is scheduled for repair at our facility. If the client does not have means for towing, RA will tow the vehicle. The towing fee can be waived upon approval of a benevolent request. Clients can apply for financial assistance to reduce their repair cost by completing a cost estimate form that is reviewed by the board. The board makes a determination based on the client's current situation and RA's available resources. We also accept any and all vehicle donations. We evaluate each vehicle and based on the results, the vehicle is repaired and given to a pre-qualified family at no charge; repaired and sold to generate revenue for additional benevolent services; or sold to a recycling facility.

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Data reflects three most recently completed fiscal years.

Current Fiscal Year 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
Projected Revenue $190,000
Projected Expense $175,000
Endowment Fund No
Current Capital Campaign? No
Anticipate a capital campaign in next 5 years? Yes

Revenues by Source

  2013   2012   2011  
Total Direct Support $27,534  $36,080  $58,679 
Direct Support Foundations
Direct Support Corporations
Direct Support Individuals
Direct Support Unspecified $27,534  $36,080  $58,679 
Indirect Public Support $2,342 
Earned Revenue $88,320  $62,157  $59,897 
Interest and Dividends
Membership Dues
Special Events $1,201  $1,840  $2,890 
Other -$24,074  $4,043  -$8,531 
TOTAL REVENUE $95,323  $104,120  $112,935 

Expense by Type

  2013   2012   2011  
Programs $75,355  $107,391  $112,789 
Administration $15,489  $5,170  $7,110 
Fundraising $797  $967  $1,752 
Payment to Affiliates
TOTAL EXPENSES $91,641  $113,528  $121,651 

Assets and Liabilities

  2013   2012   2011  
Total Assets $28,024  $26,246  $27,729 
Current Assets $6,024  $3,865  $5,348 
Total Liabilities $31,137  $31,103  $23,640 
Current Liabilities $31,147  $31,103  $23,640 
NET ASSETS -$3,113  -$4,857  $4,089 


TCF Staff:

The negative assets due to theft of a safe, a vehicle used for training, and a trailer and its contents. To the extent our finanances allow, RA is taking steps to improve security in and around their facility.

Mr. Keith A Osburn

One of the comments we hear often when making presentations is how much we're able to accomplish with so little.  Our high volunteer ratio and significant input from our advisor partners allows us to maintain a 5 to 1 ratio of dollars given to services provided. For every $5,000 donated, we can turn around $25,000 of relief to families in need.

Documents Form 990 2011

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