Our purpose is to provide financial assistance to technicians within the Paintless Dent Repair, Auto Detailing, Auto Styling communities, and more who have fallen ill and need support during their recovery.

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Kevin’s vision to unite automotive communities through MTE will never be forgotten.

The Kevin Halewood Foundation offers financial support to technicians in the MTE Community facing life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is help the individuals of our community that are in need while carrying Kevin Halewood’s legacy. Kevin was the founder of Mobile Tech Expo (MTE), an amazing trade show for Paintless Dent Repair, Auto Detailing, Interior Repair, Paint Touch Up, Windshield Repair and more. MTE brought a fractured industry together to promote education, networking, comradery. Today MTE offers dozens of seminars, and education classes; hundreds of vendors; and thousands of attendees!

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Kevin’s Story

Kevin was born to Irene & Tom Halewood on July 24, 1954. He spent most of his life traveling between New York and Runcorn, England. Kevin was a professional speed skater in his early years. He worked as a manager for National Airlines, and then Pan Am for the Tri-state area. Here he met the love of his life, Karen, to whom he married for over 45 years.

Later on, Kevin became an accomplished business owner and legend to the Mobile Tech industry as the founder of Mobile Tech Expo. Unfortunitly, Kevin passed away on February 4, 2024, from surgical complications. At heart, Kevin was known for his storytelling, sense of humor, and positive outlook on life with the lifelong nickname “Happy Halewood”. Kevin was a friend to all creatures great and small. After raising a family he found joy in raising and releasing both squirrels and butterflies. He is survived by his wife, Karen, children, Kenton & Kara, and grandson, Rowan.

Kevin’s Story

Kevin was born to Irene & Tom Halewood on July 24, 1954. He spent most of his life traveling between New York and Runcorn, England. Kevin was a professional speed skater in his early years. He worked as a manager for National Airlines, and then Pan Am for the Tri-state area. Here he met the love of his life, Karen, to whom he married for over 45 years.

Later on, Kevin became an accomplished business owner and legend to the Mobile Tech industry as the founder of Mobile Tech Expo. Unfortunitly, Kevin passed away on February 4, 2024, from surgical complications. At heart, Kevin was known for his storytelling, sense of humor, and positive outlook on life with the lifelong nickname “Happy Halewood”. Kevin was a friend to all creatures great and small. After raising a family he found joy in raising and releasing both squirrels and butterflies. He is survived by his wife, Karen, children, Kenton & Kara, and grandson, Rowan.

Upcoming Events

Recon Garage

Recon Garage

The Recon Garage is a new platform hosting raffle drawings to raise funds for the Kevin Halewood Foundation.The process involves purchasing items or services which are then made available by purchasing a raffle tickets on the KHF auction page. The raffle ends when all...

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Kick-A-Car/Kick-A-Panel

Kick-A-Car/Kick-A-Panel

The "Kick-a-Car" campaign encourages involvement in supporting industry members facing life-threatening challenges. Gather your team, friends, or community to tag-team a car and donate the proceeds to the Foundation. It's not just a generous act, but also a 100% tax...

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Kevin Halewood Golf Tournament

Kevin Halewood Golf Tournament

ATTENTION: We regret to inform you that the Kevin Halewood Golf Tournament scheduled for this year's MTE has been postponed indefinitely. We are currently searching for a viable option for our fundraising event that also offers an excellent golfing experience. We will...

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Keeping it Reel Annual Fishing Tournament

Keeping it Reel Annual Fishing Tournament

Who’s ready to join in the Keeping it Reel 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament? Agenda: Lake Toho Marina, Kissimmee, FL1 day event on Wednesday, January 29, 2025. 6:00am – 6:30 am: Check-in 6:40 am: Group Photo 6:45am – 7:00 am: Boarding 7:00 – 11:00 am: 4-Hour Tournament...

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Great American Estimating Challenge

Great American Estimating Challenge

The Great American Estimating Challenge is a collaborative effort sponsored by various exhibitors, with proceeds benefiting the Kevin Halewood Foundation to aid technicians in need. This challenge aims to enhance PDR technicians' understanding of estimating through...

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Sponsors

Thank you to these sponsors and many more for their generous gifts that are available for auction to help raise funds for techs in needs.
KECO
3d
A1-Tool
PDR Finesse
Excalibur Tools
Anson-PDR