The shop averages about eighty to one hundred repairs each month, and all of their revenue comes from body work in some form. They sublet towing and paintless dent repair work. In addition to collision repair, Brian’s does suspension repair, unibody/full frame repair and AC service for both foreign and domestic vehicles.
Brian’s participates in fourteen direct repair programs, and they are always willing to work with all insurance companies from start to finish in order to aid their customers, beginning with contacting the insurance company after a customer brings their police report to the shop. Tom Riches, claims their customer-oriented business is what distinguishes them. By accommodating customers and helping them through the process of repairing their vehicle, the shop is able to not only acquire customers but to retain them and keep them coming back for their auto repair needs. Tom has been with Brian’s Auto Body since it was opened and has watched the business grow.
Brian’s has been in business for twenty-seven years, and they have completed over 36,000 repairs since opening. Brian Katz was the manager of a car dealership and three body shops through the dealership, but when the owner of the dealership went out of business, Brian purchased an abandoned car dealership on NJ Route 38 and opened his own auto body shop in April 1984. When he opened the shop, Brian was only the second company in Southern NJ to install a bake booth. They currently utilize two down-draft Saima spray booths.
Since their inception, Brian’s Auto Body strives to stay up to date with insurance requirements and modern equipment, giving them an edge over other local shops.
The shop converted to waterborne paints in September 2010; since rumors abound that New Jersey will require all auto body shops to convert in 2012. Their painters are trained and certified in AkzoNobel Sikkens waterborne as Sikkens by AkzoNobel is the paint that Brian’s Auto Body uses.
Brian’s Auto Body wants to stay ahead of the curve. They are quite content with the new waterborne paints recycling system which allows them to cut down on the waste their shop emits.
When it comes to charitable contributions, Brian’s Auto Body only sponsor volunteer efforts, focusing on funds that benefit children. Of the many organizations to which he donates money, some of the more notable organizations are American Vets, American Cancer Society, American Legion, Children’s Cancer Assistance Network, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish Foundation of NJ, US Fund for UNICEF, Boy Scouts, and VFW. Brian Katz also belongs to the Mount Holly Rotary club and is a member of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce.
Brian’s Auto Body, Inc.
1549 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ 08048