Where is Discovery Channel's reality show Bad Chad Customs located? fiancée

Caption : Chad Hiltz working on a car

Bad Chad Customs is a brand new reality show which premiered on Discovery Channel this new year's day. The show follows works of car artist Chad Hiltz (Bad Chad) as he creates masterpieces out of scrap cars at his shop, Green Goblin Customs.

Who is Chad Hiltz from Bad Chad Customs?

Chad Hiltz is a car enthusiast from Canada who has been customizing cars for over two decades. The 47-year-old discovered his interests in vintage cars at a very young age. His uncle's 1956 Ford Crown Victoria was his favorite car during his childhood. 

Before starting out as a professional car fabricator, Chad did several jobs. He has worked in a grain mill and a chicken processing plant during his teenage and early 20s. 

Chad Hiltz with his fiancee

A father to three kids, Chad is currently engaged to Jolene MacIntyre. His fiancée is a manager at his shop. His eldest son Colton also appears on the show alongside builder Aaron and mechanic Alex.

Where is Green Goblin Customs located?

Originally hailing from Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canda, Bad Chad started customizing cars in his hometown. He opened a car customization shop on an oceanfront property in Kingsport. He had to leave the place as the locals did not like the sound of his machines running day and night. The locals also complained that the car parts ruined the ocean view. 

In 2004, Chad moved to his new home in Canning, Nova Scotia, with his ex-girlfriend Mandy Mosher and their daughter Harlee. In the outskirts of Canning, he built his new shop himself and began working unrestricted. 

He named his new shop Green Goblin Customs and it is the same location where Bad Chad Customs is being primarily filmed at present. The show travels to various locations in Canada and the USA where Chad collects the beat-up old cars to customize. 

Bad Chad Customs star Chad Hiltz

Chad's new shop sits on a vast property where Chad hosts an event called Rockabilly Weekend, every year. In the event, which has been running since 1998, car enthusiasts from all over the world come to watch his masterpieces as well as bring their own creations.

In 2017, Chad built a replica of Ralph Lauren's iconic Bugatti from scratch and shared his work progress on social media. It was when he caught the attention of the producers and got signed for his own show. With the success of Bad Chad Customs, Hiltz is no longer allowed to earn money on the name "Green Goblin" due to licensing issues. The business is in the process of changing its name to Hiltz Auto Co. and has already launched official merchandise under the new brand name.

27 Replies on Where is Discovery Channel's reality show Bad Chad Customs located? fiancée

  • Joey Anguiano

    Joey Anguiano - Reply

    Really dug the show , I will watch it religiously cuz I love everything Rockabilly ! There should be more shows on clothes style , Decor of homes , neighborhoods, and of course music . Chad is living his dream and love that he shares it with us ! Love his vision and ART ! I hope he gets renewed for more seasons ! Peace & Love. Aloha
  • Dewitt Powell

    Dewitt Powell - Reply

    Love the show keep going with it.
  • Tanya Rexrode

    Tanya Rexrode - Reply

    Keep this show going. My husband lives for everything on Motortrend and velocity and loves this show!!! We watch this religiously. I love Bad Chad, his creativity, his cars, his bond with his team and son. Amazing show. Motortrend needs more shows like this!!
  • Rita. Milhern

    Rita. Milhern - Reply

    I saw your show for the first time and it was great. Do they have a way to find out where and when they will be in the US
  • Gerry

    Gerry - Reply

    Do you allow Americans to come to your Rockabilly weekend? Lol ;) Where is it? Love the show, Gerry :)
  • David "Thumper" Henry

    David "Thumper" Henry - Reply

    Hey Chad & gang, I love what your doing, your rollin art is truly amazing!!! I'm also a fan of Rockabilly & that life style. I'm the drummer for "Flash Cadillac " you can Google or YouTube the name to ck us out. We were in movies, TV ,& tons more. 2 things Chad don't know when your Billy Party is but would love to be a part of that. If that can happen while there like to talk about a car for me / "Thumper" Keep doing that Voodoo that you do!!!!
  • David "Thumper" Henry

    David "Thumper" Henry - Reply

    Wanted to let you know this info which you might dig. 1 of the movies Flash was in is "American Graffiti " also we did a episode of "Happy Days" thought you might enjoy that . Thumper
  • Terral gower

    Terral gower - Reply

    I love bad Chad customs show.....Chad hiltz is a great man father future husband and builder. The show is great the way it shows how hard Chad and his people work to make something out of nothing, while trying to teach his son work ethic and teach him not to make the same mistakes that most young parents make....please keep the show going.
  • George Rodrigues

    George Rodrigues - Reply

    Love the show watch every episode !Chad is genius Keep show going please
  • Bob Ryan

    Bob Ryan - Reply

    love the show. great looking cars being built there, would love to visit sometime. Brad seems to be a down to earth person, determined to make it right, a true visionary. not like all the other "pat themselves on the back for everything they do" shows. keep them coming, Brad!

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