Prior to opening Exclusive Auto Collision in 2003 in Ramsey, NJ, Tony Lake was an auto damage appraiser for 20 years.
20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (January 1998)
Taking the time to mentally reinvest in your business, attend hands-on training and understand your shop’s limitations can all help you run a successful collision repair facility, according to Mark Allen, collision programs manager for Audi USA.
20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (December 1997)
By implementing the blueprinting process, collision repairers are finding that hidden damage can often be uncovered before the vehicle is repaired.
Even before there were cars on the road, a number of people created products, provided services or simply had inauspicious beginnings that, although may have seemed trivial at the time, had a profound and lasting effect on the industry.
Before working in the collision repair business, Robert Castellano had a different career path—the United States Marine Corps.
Welcome to In Reverse, a new column for Autobody News. Each month, we’ll put time and space in reverse to revisit the people, places and events that brought the collision industry to where it is today.
When Mike Davidson started his first day on the job at a car dealership in Arkansas, the business owner asked him to stand aside and watch him fully detail a GMC S15 pickup truck.
20 years ago in the collision repair industry (November 1997)
By taking his experience in custom paint and expanding on it, Alan Johnson has made himself well-known for many things---such as his blossoming fine art career.
In Waipahu, HI, employees from Oka’s Autobody and their families recently met at the local bowling alley for the company’s summer time family fun event.