Nemesis was started in 2006 but was officially re-launched with a dedicated mission and goals in 2011.
The idea was to offer a buying service for clients through forums and the community, versus an eCommerce store. Because we were offering larger valued items such as exhaust systems and wheels, we realized that there was a large amount of interaction that was happening and the likelihood of a customer spending $2K plus on an item without talking to someone didn’t make sense. We had an online store built and loaded, but ultimately decided never to launch it as there were already a number of established ones already in the market space.
In 2016, Ben "Mops" Pagett decided to leave his full time job to take over ownership of Nemesis and make it his career. Nemesis has grown significantly since then adding new team members and expanding its product portfolio.
We partner with Audi Wilmington in Delaware for all of our installs as well as having them help provide new Audi vehicle deals for the Audizine community.
We believe that in the current digital Amazon influenced market, businesses need to be insanely responsive, have competitive pricing, and deliver quality products. Most importantly, they need to connect with customers. Our small team is connected to the community and customers almost 24/7, and we like every transaction to exceed your expectations.
The Nemesis Name
I chose to name the company Nemesis for a reason. I started modding cars in the early 2000’s when the Japanese import scene was at a peak and highly competitive. The NOPI and Hot Import Nights events had insane builds that were meticulous, and had so many details poured into them. There was a specific show car that I totally looked up to it as a benchmark of what my build should be, and I wanted people to appreciate my car the way I appreciated his.
It would eventually become my “Nemesis” jokingly as I completed my car and hit a bunch of shows. I was always trying to stay a step ahead and do something progressive and new, and that was the fun of it.
That car kept me motivated and provided me with inspiration that fuels all of our own projects. I totally believe that kind of motivation is what makes our industry great and why we never run out of amazing cars to look each day. -TM