Shops like CARSTAR Kurt’s Collision Center can reduce dust and improve worker comfort with mobile sanding systems like the Total Automotive Sanding System.
Kurt Mueller has transformed what started in 1980 as a body shop operating out of a two-car garage into a multi-million dollar business, now part of the CARSTAR MSO network.
Giannini is impressed by Accudraft’s customer service and their high-quality products.
In any production-based environment, it’s imperative to put emphasis on the finished product, but for Mike Giannini, owner of Giannini’s Auto Body Shop in San Francisco, CA, it’s equally necessary to recognize the end user, the person whose vehicle is being repaired. He stresses to employees, “Treat every vehicle like it’s your own.”
Arone Auto Body is located in Homer City, PA and has been in business for more than 30 years.
Frank Arone has been in the collision repair business for over 20 years and restoring vehicles for about 15. His auto body shop, Arone Auto Body, is located in Homer City, PA.
Malden Employees who worked on the Recycled Rides vehicle recently donated. In the middle: blue shirt is owner Kevin Kyes. Next to him, Erin Vasselian, Gold Star Wife recipient; Chris Lessard (blazer & jeans), Program Director of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, and owner Bobby Cobb. *Photo credit Paul Hammersley
Today’s Collision first opened in 1987, when Bobby Cobb founded his own shop after years of working in the collision repair industry. In 1989, he was joined by his childhood friend, Kevin Kyes, and over the past 28 years, the partners have collaborated to expand their business into two successful locations in the greater Boston area, Malden and Chelsea, MA.
Scott Nash (left) and Sean Snyder from Dabler Auto Body going over the production schedule using CCC Repair Workflow software.
When Mike Brockway and Dennis Dabler purchased Dabler Auto Body in 2015, one of their goals was to streamline operations to maximize profitability. That included purchasing CCC Repair Workflow software for their Salem, OR, business.
Celette’s frame machines have helped Gold Coast Auto Body improve speed and accuracy when making alignments.
These days, OEM certification is a common direction for shops to take as they strive to increase profitability and ensure a safe repair with consideration of the many challenges presented by advances in vehicle technology. For Gold Coast Auto Body in Chicago, IL, OEM certification is a way of life.
The front entrance of Precision Auto Body, located in Los Angeles County.
As a female shop owner in a male dominated industry, Audrey Coletta has had to go above and beyond to earn respect and maintain a successful business.
Co-owners David and Pamela Burt of Sabetti Body Shop in Kent, OH love the results they get with DeBeer Refinish.
We always love to hear stories about how a technician gets hired and takes over the shop many years later. This is one of those tales, and the setting is Sabetti Body Shop in Kent, OH, where they have 14 employees and fix roughly 100 cars a month out of a 12,000 square foot facility.
Jeff Draper from Draper Motorsports & Detail and his son, Brett.
One of the important components of running a successful body shop is having access to dependable products.
Since switching to Lusid’s GenRock solvent-based line, Perrine has experienced a steady cost savings
When customers arrive at Perrine Auto Group in Cranbury, NJ, they can be assured of receiving an extra level of service while their vehicles are in the body shop.
Bill "Elvis" Stull, the owner of Kuzin's Kustom Body & Paint in Polonia, WI, uses Matrix's MPB-LV Low VOC Basecoat to create classics like this one.
Bill "Elvis" Stull is the owner of Kuzin's Kustom Body & Paint, a shop that performs complete restorations and light mechanical services in addition to collision repair in Polonia, WI.
By shooting every car before and after each repair, Tech Jeramie Vargas at Inter-Tech Collision has the power of the Matrix Wand in his hands.
The first Inter-Tech Collision Center opened its doors 30 years ago with a 1,800 square foot shop, and today, the company has eight locations in the Omaha Metro area and Southwestern Iowa.
From left, Prepper Cameron Koch, Prepper/Painter Brad Dunivant, Reconditioning Manager Josh Simitjis and Painter Derek King at Frank Leta Acura Body Shop get the work out fast and clean by using an inflatable paint booth made by Mobile Environmental Solutions.
Josh Simitjis is the reconditioning manager at Frank Leta Acura Body Shop, with two locations in the St. Louis, MO, area.
The largest Tasca family auto body shop—Tasca Collision Center—is located in Cranston, RI.
Bob Tasca III comes from a long line of automotive enthusiasts who have been in the collision repair and car dealership business for almost 70 years.