Owner of this longstanding facility, Steve Merchant, has always enjoyed anything having to do with cars. With his dad owning the repair facility, Steve was able to start his career in the industry at the age of 15, sweeping floors and cleaning cars.
“I was always determined to make this my career, because there really is nothing like taking a vehicle that has been damaged in a collision and repairing it to become a road worthy,” said Merchant.
At the age of 34, Merchant’s family-owned collision repair business joined the newly created CARSTAR network.
Through all of these struggles, having the support of the CARSTAR community behind him is something Merchant has always valued.
Growth in times of adversity, learning from past challenges and facing new opportunities with clear goals are some of Merchant’s most recognized attributes, helping him reach this 30th anniversary milestone.
“We have some exciting times ahead of us here at Ray’s CARSTAR Auto Body, and I know we could not have made it to 30 years without the support of our community – so thank you, Bristol, Connecticut, for your continued trust and support,” said Merchant.
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