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Thursday, 22 September 2022 10:17

Kepner’s Precision Auto Krafters in Michigan Joins 1Collision

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1Collision is excited to announce the addition of Kepner’s Precision Auto Krafters in Benton Harbor, MI.

Established more than 50 years ago, Kepner’s Precision Auto Krafters is a family-run business located southwest of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. The company prides itself on repairing vehicles to the highest standards and providing excellent service.

 

“We are delighted to add Kepner’s to our network and support their ongoing business goals,” said John Hollingsworth, 1Collision's director of new location development.


Connie Kepner, owner and CEO of Kepner’s, learned about 1Collision from another collision repair facility in Grand Rapids that was experiencing the same challenges in the industry as her business. Connie decided to affiliate with 1Collision for the support offered in finding technicians and learning new business programs and processes.


Connie's husband, Rich, opened the body shop in the early 1970s when he was 18. Over the years, the business grew and Rich invested in technology and tools to provide proper repairs and maintain the highest quality work. Connie joined the company in the 1990s.
 
“My husband was a great body man and restored vehicles,” said Connie.
 
This included Muhammad Ali’s Rolls Royce, currently at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY.
 
Since Rich died six years ago, Connie and the front office staff have run the business office, while her son, Ryan Kepner, and son-in-law, Jesse Holmes, assist with estimates and manage the body shop.


Many employees have worked at Kepner’s for 20 to 30 years.

 

“We probably have the best technicians in town,” said Connie. “We don’t have a big turnover so...


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