...an additional two to four employees, who will prepare and paint vehicles.
Another reason that Latin wanted to build a larger shop was to be able to service more commercial vehicles, such as larger trucks, minibuses and school and commercial buses.
"With the commercial vehicles, obviously they’re bigger and take up more space," Latin said. "So we need a taller building and more room."
If the construction project continues on schedule, Latin anticipates that the new location will be completed and ready to open by early July.
He said his employees are excited about relocating.
"They can’t wait to get it done so we can move and get some more space," he said.
Although Frank's will be operating in a new building, Latin said the business will continue adhering to the customer service philosophy it's followed from the beginning.
"We treat the customer like we’d like to be treated," Latin said. "We really don’t really work for the insurance company, we work for the customer. So if you bring me your car, you’re the person I’m working for, because it’s your vehicle. I’d like to fix it like it was my own vehicle, it was my wife’s vehicle.
"We do it the right way, the safe way ... that’s what’s kept us going for 28 years."