Steve Kendrick, Jr. experienced the Kendrick Paint and Body Shop atmosphere firsthand as he grew up. Steve was employed at Kendrick Paint and Body throughout high school; and in 1994, Steve became a full-time employee at Kendrick Paint and Body. He worked his way from the ground up, experiencing all activities from sweeping floors to changing tires to other various beginner tasks. Eventually, Steve worked his way to an operation role alongside his father, Stephen Kendrick, Sr., and his uncle, Jimmy Kendrick. In August 2008, Steve purchased ownership in Kendrick Paint and Body Shop and is currently the sole owner and CEO of the company.
Over the years, Steve has maintained a presence in the CSRA community, focusing on civic leadership and charity, and he has completed numerous leadership programs to further his management and leadership expertise. Steve has completed two course programs of Dale Carnegie training, and he is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership Columbia County class through the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the 2013 Leadership Georgia program. He is a past board member of the Columbia County Forward Foundation, and he served on the Augusta Tomorrow Board, Red Cross Executive Board, and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Board. He was an AU Foundation Trustee and Augusta Country Club committee member. He participated in the Leadership Augusta Executive Forum in 2012. In addition, Steve completed the Augusta in Army Boots and CSRA in Scrubs programs. He is actively involved with many collision industry organizations, and he currently serves on the Augusta Golf Association. Lastly, Steve received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in December 2011, and Kendrick Paint and Body received the Business of the Year Award in 2012 from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.