About Billet Badges
My name is Steve Smart, the owner and designer of Billet Badges. I am a Mechanical Designer with a background in Industrial Design and Commercial Art and Design. Growing up I always wanted to get into automotive design, but it is a very difficult field to get into. So I focused on customizing my own vehicles.
Billet Badges got started in 2003 after I purchased my new Ford Super Duty and I did not like the OEM plastic badges and wanted to remove them for a clean look. I soon discovered the alignment holes in the fenders and tailgate. Being a designer, I decided to model up some custom emblems for my new truck. I had my friend, who was a machinist; cut them out of 6061 billet aluminum on his CNC mill. After polishing and painting them, the first set of Billet Badges was completed and installed. It wasn’t long after that I had people stopping me on the street and at intersections asking if my truck was a new “custom model” and where I got the badges from. That is how my “hobby” got started.
Now I am making billet aluminum badges and custom emblems for all kinds of vehicles. I specialize in one off Hot Rod emblems that are obsolete or that you would like to modify. Maybe you like the OEM badge but would like to add your own unique twist to it. I have made custom emblems and badges for Hot Rods, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and even a mail box. You might have seen my badges at a local car show, or at SEMA or flipping through you favorite car or truck magazine. I started Billet Badges to try and make it affordable for a backyard customizer to add that final touch to their ride. Let me know what I can model up for you.
Owner, Billet Badges