BALDWYN • Last fall, between Halloween and Thanksgiving, Billy Kizer decided his customer lounge needed a major overhaul. He had an idea in mind for his automotive shop, but needed an expert to execute it.
That’s where Cliff Slater came into the picture.
Kizer and Slater met about 20 years ago in Baldwyn. Slater would often take vehicles to Kizer to have work done.
“It started off as a business relationship,” Slater said. “After about the 34th time I needed his services, I decided I needed to make him a friend.”
When Kizer decided to remodel the waiting room at Kizer Automotive, what he had in mind was something he’d seen somewhere else – an old car turned into a couch.
“I had old signs hanging on the walls and I wanted to stay antique-looking, and not like every other place you walk into,” Kizer said. “I wanted something unique.