Larry has always had an interest in cars. At age 13, he purchased his first vehicle, a 1953 Ford, from a junk yard for $65.00. He paid for car with money he saved from watching after his nephew while his sister worked. During Larry's senior year of high school he took welding classes at Pickens Tech (now known as Chattahoochee Tech). He served in the Army for 2 years and received auto body training the last three months of his service. During his time in the Army he married his wife Joan and they later had 2 children. After completing his time in the Army, he took a job as a welder and later worked at a dealership auto body shop. In 1978, he established Larry's Body Shop. First renting buildings from a couple of dealerships and then going on to purchase property on Progress Road and build his own shop. In the years since, the shop has grown and undergone some remodeling in the process. Larry continues to work at the shop and his son Chad manages the business.