Friday, 04 September 2020 16:57

No Accident Licari Auto Body Supply is Surviving

Written by Steve Taylor, Jefferson County Leader Publications


Licari Auto Body Supply in High Ridge, MO, like almost all businesses, was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but in an unexpected way.

“We absolutely felt it,” said Sales Manager Greg Schlereth. “When the shelter-at-home orders were in place, people were staying at home more, and there was less vehicular traffic, so there were fewer accidents.”


Licari, which was founded by Schlereth’s father-in-law, Marshall Aulbach, in 1978, sells automotive refinishing materials, like paint and painting supplies, to body shops.


Schlereth said fewer accidents translates into less demand for its products.


There’s also another aspect to the business, he said.


“We also have some walk-in trade for do-it-yourselfers,” Schlereth said.


For those folks, the store has been following all the regular guidelines.


“Like restaurants, we’ve also been offering curbside pickups,” he said, from its location at 2800 High Ridge Blvd.


The bulk of the business, however, is delivering products to clients.

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