Veteran Randy Harmon, owner of Harmon’s Restoration and Collision Repair, is proof that hard work and dedication can pay off.
His auto body and paint shop does insurance work, classic car restorations, rebuilds and used auto sales. Harmon’s is also an All Steel Building supplier.
In June, Randy opened a new location in Muncie, IN, in addition to his Farmland location at 103 West Jackson St. His new shop is at 3631 South Swartz Dr., just west of the Walmart on 29th Street.
Randy, a retired Army sergeant with 20 years of service, attended Ivy Tech and earned his degree in auto body. His business in Farmland has been operating for eight years with his 24-year-old son, Tyler, working alongside him to rebuild, restore and repair the vehicles that come into the shop.
Randy is obviously a father with much to be proud of. Tyler graduated from Monroe Central and worked for a time at Delaware Dynamics before coming back to work with his father.
“Tyler runs circles around me,” Randy said. “I do body work and paint, but he does body work, paint, plus the mechanical part. I rely on him for the late model things. He just has a real talent, a knack, for this kind of work.”
Tyler is studying business at Ivy Tech and working at Harmon’s Restoration and Collision Repair.
Randy, as an Army veteran, knows the value of hard work and dedication and has instilled those values in his son. The two men put in a lot of hours and a lot of sweat over the past eight years, working out of the two-bay Farmland shop until Harmon decided to expand the business. The new location in Muncie is huge, he said, and opens up a lot of options for them to have one shop with a dedicated paint booth. Randy is still working out the logistics but is looking forward to the opportunity this new location presents.