When I started Distinctive Ride, I knew I wanted to be different from other shops. I had a long list of things I didn’t want my business to represent, but only one thing I expected from my team here at Distinctive Ride; I wanted us to be the best at what we do, while providing exquisite customer service and building a reputation of trust and respect within the community. Eight years later, those expectations are still held to this day. They are the backbone to all things Distinctive Ride. We always keep value in mind, but providing excellent results remains our number one priority.
I started out part-time, selling HIDs out of my truck in 2009. In 2010, we went full-time providing lighting, remote starts, and car audio. Over the years, Distinctive Ride has expanded to provide nearly every service available for aftermarket automotive accessories. From bedliners to window tint and everything in between, the team at Distinctive Ride has you covered.
—Spencer Richardson, Owner
The Distinctive Ride Team
Spencer, Owner, Installation Technician, Audio and Automotive Specialist
Spencer started Distinctive Ride in July of 2010 after starting Spencer’s HIDs in March of 2009. He is a graduate of Colony High School, where he got an early start in the car and truck world by taking classes in automotive and welding. He continued his love of vehicles with an AAS in Automotive Technology from UAA. In his free time, Spencer tinkers with cars and loves old Chevy trucks, shooting, riding his wife’s RZR and spending time with his family.
Matt, Installation Technician/Window Tint Specialist
Matt has been doing great work here at Distinctive Ride since 2010. Matt went to Houston High where he mucked it up on the hockey team. Now Matt spends his free time playing beer league softball, riding his RZR and cruising around on his street bike.
Katie, Customer Service Specialist
Katie started with Distinctive Ride in 2016. She’ll likely be the first person you talk to when you call us about your vehicle. Katie attended Wasilla High School and is currently pursuing a business degree at UAA. In her free time, Katie enjoys riding dirt bikes, four wheelers, and taking naps.
Justin, Sales Manager
Justin is our sales manager, he’s been with us since 2017. Justin served in the United States Marine Corps in the Bosnian War from 1994-1998. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2013 and has an Associates Degree in Automotive and Diesel Technology from UAA. Justin’s also an ASE Master Certified Technician. In his free time, he enjoys muscle cars, hunting and fishing.
Brandon, Rhino Liner/Truck Accessories Specialist
Brandon is responsible for our Rhino Lining and truck accessory projects at Distinctive Ride since 2017. Brandon attended Service High School in Anchorage. In his free time, Brandon enjoys working on cars, shooting and riding four wheelers.
Dave, Car Audio/Lighting Specialist
Dave is our car audio and lighting specialist, he’s been with us since 2016. Dave attended Diamond High School and has been working on cars professionally since 1995. In his free time, Dave enjoys working on car audio projects, growing his snow cone food truck and he’s an excellent handyman.