Blue Collar Body Shop, 2730 S. Bartells Drive, is about to make even more dreams come true thanks to its expansion project and growing services.
The business which provides auto restoration work, will be offering more mechanical and electrical work in addition to its interior and fabrication offerings.
Plans are also underway to erect a new 40-by-80-foot building west of its current facility this spring.
By having a second building on site, the hope is to do fabrication and welding functions in one facility and painting and finishing in the other.
As services expand, the business is going to be offering auto starts, stereo installations and window tinting as well as full detailing and ceramic coating.
“We want to do the complete car here in-house from A to Z,” said co-owner and Harold’s son Jason Thompson.
The business can do work on ‘daily drivers’ or restore high-end and vintage vehicles.
It can repair minor dents and damage and offers painting including airbrushing and pinstriping as well as services for motorcycles.
Owner Harold Thompson and his son Jason Thompson and Rob Partipilo (stepson) opened the business three years ago after Harold’s retirement.
Harold had been working on cars since age 16, having owned...