In The Spotlight


Vehicle customization is a long standing and sought after lifestyle dating back to the invention of the automobile. From the initial concept of the sealed beam lamp to Lamborghini style door hinges, it can seem like a never ending quest to the next project. Thankfully, there are those great few who dedicate their lives to providing you with many solutions to meet your needs for improving your vehicle.

Today we are talking about Custom Hot Whips, LLC located in Lancaster Pennsylvania. If you are not familiar with lancaster county, it is rooted in the heart of amish country. The area famous for the hit television series “Amish Mafia.” On a related note, Custom Hot Whips has serviced celebrity vehicles including some of Amish Mafia fame.

Founded early in the year 2007, Custom Hot Whips started in a single vehicle bay operating as an automotive window tint shop. Immediately they expanded to audio and wheel sales to meet customer demand. It was obvious that Custom Hot Whips would become a major player in the automotive world as within one years time, they relocated to central facility to accommodate their growing customer demand.

Custom Hot Whips was founded and operated by Benjamin Fontanez who was no stranger to hard work and exemplary customer service. Mr. Fontanez also proved his aptitude for business as he would expand again to include an automatic tunnel wash system for all of his clients vehicles. Now with 3 garage bays, 2 showrooms and a full service carwash Custom Hot Whips became the Lancaster premier one stop shop for their customers needs.

Beyond the excellent service and products provided by Custom Hot Whips, the city and all surrounding areas were treated to an annual automotive show. Growing each year by leaps and bounds became common place. Custom Hot Whips annual show is now so widely known that many people travel from out of state for the 1 day show. Last year, Custom Hot Whips partnered with the Warwick Little League baseball association to put on a Halloween car show and trunk ‘r treat event. Check them out this year as Custom Hot Whips partners with Cityfest to host their 11th annual show in Lancaster on June 16th, 2018.

In march of 2017, Custom Hot Whips expanded yet again to take over the old rug shop located at 1410 oregon pike. Now with a showroom larger than the previous shop, the product showcase is a site to see. There are walls of wheels in chrome, black or custom colors and in all sizes. Glass displays filled with audio equipment, lighting solutions, chrome accessories and more span the length of the wide showroom. Listen to and see their pioneer display complete with 7 inch indash tv, powerful amplifier, component speakers and a 12 inch subwoofer. Enjoy a movie on one of their multiple large screen televisions from the leather couches while you wait for your vehicle improvements by their expertly trained staff.

In 2017, Mr. Fontanez retired from the business handing the reigns to his daughter. Shannon Fontanez hit the ground running to continue the family business moving in a strong upward climb. With new clientele and ever growing demand, Ms. Fontanez began building her team of experienced personnel to cater to everyone. Precise window tinting, quality alarm and remote start installations and next day made to order Wheel and Tire packages are just a small taste of the affordable luxuries you can find daily at Custom Hot Whips.

To find out more information, visit Custom Hot Whips online at or talk to them monday through saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm est.

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