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Monday, 07 June 2021 22:36

Steve's Paint and Body Shop in Bessemer City, NC, Celebrates 50 Years of Business

Written by Gavin Stewart, The Gaston Gazette
Steve and Sandy Jenkins stand outside their shop on Gastonia Highway in Bessemer City, NC, as Steve’s Paint and Body celebrates 50 years in business. Steve and Sandy Jenkins stand outside their shop on Gastonia Highway in Bessemer City, NC, as Steve’s Paint and Body celebrates 50 years in business. Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette

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...taught the trade to many people who worked for his shop over the years. Most of those former employees became pros and moved on to open their own shops in the area.

 

The secret to keeping the business afloat all these years? Treating all vehicles with the same level of care, according to Jenkins.  

 

“I treat it like everything that comes into that shop belongs to me. I try to make everybody's car suit me before it suits them. If I’m not happy, it doesn’t leave,” he said.  

 

Jenkins, now 74, doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon, though he’s open to the idea. As long as he remains healthy, he says he plans to continue working.  

 

We thank The Gaston Gazette for reprint permission. 

 

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