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Friday, 20 October 2017 16:30

Auto Body Xperts Opens in Zeeland, MI

Written by Austin. Metz, Holland Sentinel
Auto Body Xperts has opened its fourth location at 9389 Riley St. in Zeeland. The new 13,000-square-foot facility can service up to 20 cars at a time and features brand new state-of-the-art equipment. Auto Body Xperts has opened its fourth location at 9389 Riley St. in Zeeland. The new 13,000-square-foot facility can service up to 20 cars at a time and features brand new state-of-the-art equipment. Austin Metz/Sentinel Staff

Auto Body Xperts has opened a new 13,000-square-foot facility in Zeeland, MI.

The new full collision space, located at 9389 Riley St. in Zeeland, is the company’s fourth location, joining locations in Holland, Hudsonville and Wayland.


“Hudsonville was our first store, and we have been there for over 68 years,” said Mandy Beroza, general manager for Auto Body Xperts. “Zeeland has always been a community that is near and dear to us, so when the opportunity was there, we had the store in Holland and the workflow was there, so we wanted to make sure we are servicing the community that we live in.”


Consideration for the new location began nearly three years ago, and the initial decision that had to be made was whether to buy an existing building or find property where the company could start fresh.


The company ended up going the new building route in Zeeland, and they now offer full collision repair and free loaner cars with all repairs, auto detailing and mechanical work when damaged in an accident, in addition to paintless dent repair to customers on a walk-in or reserved basis.


The new facility has space to service up to 20 vehicles, which is comparable to other locations, but the new location offers brand new state-of-the-art facilities and tweaks made after talking with other shop employees.


As part of the opening of the new location, Auto Body Xperts will hold a grand opening event from 4--7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18.


“We want people to see our buildings in the environment because body shops have been known as grungy environments in the past. That is not the case anymore,” Beroza said. “Now it is more family-friendly. We are going to have four food trucks at the event, a bounce house and cake. It is really for the community so they know that we are here, and to allow them to see the inside of the facility.”


Along with servicing cars, Beroza said the company also tries to put an emphasis on making a difference in its communities.


The company is currently running a promotion in which children can come to the different locations and get a free pumpkin. Last year, they ended up giving away 226 pumpkins to children in the community.


“It really comes back to our family and how we were raised,” Beroza said. “We were always raised to give back. We have all had our battles in life with health and other things. We began asking how we could do good in our community.”


For more information about the new facility and about Auto Body Xperts, visit them online at autobodyxperts.com

 

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