We've been on the online retail game a long time, and we aren't planning on going anywhere any time soon. We have over a dozen full-time employees at our Phoenix headquarters that handle sales, customer service, tuning, tracking, and web design/content so that you get the best shopping and buying experience that we can manage. Our website sees millions of page views a month from customers all over the world, all looking to make their Ford vehicle of choice the best that it can be and meet just about any application that they have in mind. We have 15,000 parts listed on our site, covering everything from high-priced superchargers and lift kits to basic accessories like LED replacement bulbs and grab handles. With our huge selection, you're bound to find a thing or two that you can use on your very own vehicle build, and we'll be more than happy to answer any questions you have and give you the guidance you need to make the right buying decision for your needs.
We here at Stage 3 get your parts out as fast as possible and use multiple warehouses located all over the country to keep parts in stock and get them to your door quickly. In this era of global Ford vehicles, we've partnered up with international shipping providers and freight forwarders to supply Ford owners the world over with the parts they need to get their vehicles looking and performing just how they want, no matter where they are. We test out a ton of the parts we carry on our very own Project Vehicles, and we build each and every one of our aggressive projects to function out in the real world. We all drive to work, go camping, hit trails, and go down to the track on the regular, so all of our projects need to be able to do it all. You won't see crazy SEMA builds that come out for a single auto show before getting sold off to a collector. The testing of the products we have on the site means we have intimate knowledge of how they affect performance, ride, and aesthetics so that we can give you an honest opinion on whether you should get these same parts for your own vehicle. We even own our own sorta-secret testing area up in Northern Arizona so that we get great apples-to-apples comparisons on a variety of truck parts.
Meet our Staff
- Bill L. - Owner
Here's the guy who started it all in 2004 with nothing but a degree from WyoTech and a passion for aftermarket Mustang parts. Many moons and a couple of kids later, Bill's love for the blue oval has evolved along with Stage 3 Motorsports. Today his garage includes F150s, Super Duties, Mustangs and most recently, a white Focus ST - all of which have or are soon to get the full Stage 3 treatment. Bill loves to take the trucks off-road out in the many open landscapes of Northern Arizona, and as much as we dread being subjected to four hours of country music for the drive up, we generally don't mind joining him. As much as we give him grief for his incessant love of country music and the Iowa Hawkeyes, Bill has kept Stage 3 chugging along all these years and deserves some credit for that.
- John B. - Sales Manager
John has been with Stage 3 since prehistoric 2007 and has amassed a huge amount of knowledge of Ford cars and trucks in his time here. Born in Chicago and partially raised in Wisconsin, John loves to spend time racing and fishing on the ice, which is unfortunate considering he moved to the scorched desert of Phoenix, Arizona in 2007. The good news is that he's since developed quite an affection for kicking up dirt in his 2015 XLT 3.5L EcoBoost F150 Project Truck. Before the 3.5L EcoBoost, John owned and abused a good deal of F150s, Super Duties and Mustangs, including a pro-charged 2013 F150 5.0L with a 7" lift and a 2006 F350 with exhaust stacks and an 8" lift. However, John's most interesting piece of machinery is arguably our 2006 Mustang Dark Horse clone that rocked not only the first aftermarket Saleen Supershaker Supercharger kit, but also more than a few genuine Saleen Dark Horse pieces that were meant for the aborted #10 Saleen "Dark Horse" Mustang. If you aren't sure what to get John for Christmas, just get him some weird, crazy lights for his truck. He likes that sorta thing.
- Lou M. - Sales Team
Born and raised in Arizona, Lou developed a love for sports cars and off-road trucks at an early age and has owned and worked on a ridiculous amount of fox body Mustangs over the years. The only time Lou isn't outdoors is when he's in the office or at the gym, otherwise he's out fishing, camping or playing softball with his son, Michael. Lou is constantly working on his summer bod, and we're all cheering him on hoping he gets there one of these summers. Lou was the proud owner of our 2012 Mustang GT Project Car until he decided to go with "the 4-Runner which must not be named." While Lou's Toyota is a bit of a taboo subject around Stage 3, he's been with Stage 3 since August of 2010 and the place just wouldn't be the same without him.
- Mike A. - Sales Team
Mike drives a Kia Soul, otherwise known as the hamster car. Need we say much else? Actually yes, because he's also the loving owner of our 2005 F150 Project Truck, which is still chugging along just fine when Mike isn't thrashing it around the desert. Before becoming a valued member of Stage 3's Sales Team, Mike worked for a small Ford dealership in Buckeye, Arizona where he gained most of his knowledge of Fords. Originally from Southern California, Mike has a thing for water and beaches and spends much of his free time these days by the pool or at the beach in Mexico. Mike is a husband and father of an Olde English Bulldog who thinks he's human.
Customer Service Team
- Debra B. - Customer Service Manager
Debra has been with Stage 3 since 2013, and since then she's been handling customer support, vendor problems, order tracking, and general customer service like an absolute boss. Basically, Debra's the person you want to talk to if you need a problem solved with your order and she does a hell of a good job finding a solution. Debra absorbed a great deal of automotive knowledge through her family and upbringing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She's owned both a '67 and '74 Mustang, her favorite being the '67 (because of course).
- Rudy L. - Warranty & Returns
Rudy grew up around what he calls "Chevy muscle", or as it's also known here at Stage 3, scrap metal (actually his '65 Malibu SS is amazing). All joking aside, Rudy is a complete badass who's honorably served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as Sergeant and fire team leader for a team of young freedom fighters. When he isn't spending time with his wife and three little girls, Rudy likes to weight lift and work on his saltwater fish tank, a project inspired by his time spear-fishing in Hawaii. A graduate of Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI), Rudy wrenched for Lund Cadillac before joining Stage 3 as part of our Customer Service Team. We're currently working on convincing him to ditch his Nissan Titan for a new F150, but it's a work in progress.
- Shawn W. - Customer Service Team
Shawn knows his way around a fox body like nobody's business, having owned, built and drag raced six different Mustangs over the years (an '85 GT, '93 LX, '88 LX Notch, '87 LX Hatch, '88 GT, and a '91 LX Notch). He also attended AAI, performed engine failure analysis for an engine builder and worked as a mechanic for the family business before joining our team. Needless to say, he's a knowledgeable dude. Shawn does a great job keeping customers updated on orders, tracking down out of stock items and following up on back orders, however he also enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking and fishing in his spare time. The only car Shawn's ever built that wasn't a Ford Mustang was a 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger that ran a nine-second quarter mile on 8" slicks. Believe it or not, it was street legal.
- Beto C. - Customer Service TeamBeto's a true Arizona native, born and raised in Tucson before moving to Phoenix in 2003. He worked in the medical field for eight years before being sidelined by arthritis, and from there he transitioned into test-driving prototype vehicles for several manufacturers including Nissan, Honda and Ford. We get the feeling that he's enjoying the automotive field, considering he grew up auto-crossing a built Dodge Neon and has even owned a few low 11-12 second Honda drag cars. His current project is a 1980 Dodge Power Wagon, formerly owned by his wife's grandfather, that he hopes to have back on the road soon. Beto's got his eye on his second Excursion - a solid investment considering he's got a wife, daughter, two boys and another boy on the way.
- Joshua P. - Customer Service TeamJoshua started wrenching while still in the womb, and since then he'll wrench anything, anywhere. Inspired at an early age by the Fast and Furious series, Josh has spent his years fostering a wealth of information and a strong passion for the automotive industry. After spending four years as an infantry rifleman in the Marine Corps, Josh earned his associate's degree in Automotive Technology from UTI which would serve as the starting point for his career in the automotive field. He would eventually go through Ford's Accelerated training program and become a certified technician for Eide Ford of Bismarck, North Dakota. Today he rolls around in a Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, having previously owned several Honda Civics, a Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Jetta VR6, Nissan 350Z, and Ford Fairlane.
- Jason L. - Content Manager
Jason watches over the web team and manages content for the F150 sections as well as blogs, newsletters and general web design. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in snowy Flagstaff with a BA in English, Jason decided to migrate south for warmer weather and the rest is history. He owns the Stage 3 2011 F150 XL 5.0 Project Truck, which he's done an admirable job turning into a decently capable trail-crawler. He's also the not-so-proud owner of a leaky maroon Saab. If you need to tell Jason something, well, he probably won’t hear you over the thrash metal blaring from his headphones.
- Jordan G. - Content Manager
Jordan serves as Content Manager for our Super Duty categories and also writes blogs, newsletters and other website content. Originally from Southern California, he’s lived most of his life in Phoenix where his dad worked as a diesel mechanic and taught him everything he knows about cars and trucks. He graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in English which we can only assume means he likes to read. Jordan's still recovering from a near-death experience in which he found himself in a Baja buggy with Bill going 84MPH through the Mexican desert. Even though he knows he doesn’t need one, Jordan really wants a 2017 F250 with the diesel engine, just because it’s big and cool looking. Hey, isn’t that why everyone likes it?
- Noah S. - Photographer / Graphic Designer
Noah is the very definition of the American success story, beginning with Stage 3 as the guy who pushed boxes around the warehouse and progressing to become the Web Team Graphic Designer in just a few short years. Noah studied Photography at Glendale Community College where he cut his teeth in the super competitive industry that is automotive photography. In his off time, Noah likes to work on cars, go off-roading, travel, hike and of course take pictures of everything. He's owned a 2000 Mustang GT Convertible, '97 Mustang V6 and a '96 Lincoln Town Car Limo featuring a home-made American flag paint job.
- Dylan R. - Video Production
Dylan is our go-to guy for all things video-related, including install videos, off-road reviews and shop tours. Fun little Stage 3 trivia fact: Dylan is the voice behind all of our Stage 3 videos, so be sure to tell him what a great job he does at every possible chance! Dylan loves working on cars and motorcycles, which he does mostly himself in his garage with occasional help from his family. The Jason-dubbed "Fauxbra" Mustang Project Car is Dylan's pride and joy - he just doesn't much care for the name, which came about because of its combination of all the new Edge Mustang variants.
- Nick D. - Marketing Manager
Nick is the newest member of the Stage 3 Web Team and is responsible for most of our social media accounts and marketing, the latter of which he studied in college. He grew up around muscle cars and farm trucks in central Pennsylvania, which means he's fitting in just fine here at Stage 3. If he isn't sharing the latest and greatest in the Ford aftermarket on our social media accounts, Nick can be found hiking, traveling, eating and looking at his phone. While the only Ford car he's owned was a 2001 Focus, Nick's still pretty new and we have faith that he'll come to the dark side sooner or later.