Orange County Choppers is regarded by many to be the world's premier builder of custom choppers. But few people know the company they see today began in blue collar worker's basement in upstate New York.
A metalworker by trade, Paul Teutul Sr. , with creative help from his oldest son Paul Jr., began building bikes in the 1990s. Their first bike to really hit the big time was True Blue, unveiled at Biketoberfest in Daytona in 1999. From that point on, according to his website, Paul Sr. knew he was on to something.
He established Orange County Choppers after his breakout at Daytona and quickly became recognized by chopper enthusiasts everywhere. While making a name for themselves in the bike world, Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. ventured into the TV world, signing with the Discovery Channel in 2002. Their show is now a hit series on cable TV across the nation.
Their popularity keeps on growing, and has led them to the doorsteps of some of the biggest names in the world. OCC, Inc. has built custom bikes for Microsoft, Lincoln, Coca-Cola, as well as celebrities Billy Joel and Bill Murray.