To stay competitive in the rapidly changing industry of collision repair, finding great business partners along the way is crucial. Just ask the father-son team that owns and operates MITCHCO Collision Repair, with four locations in Southern Florida.
MITCHCO Collision Repair
Location: Southern Florida
Company At A Glance...
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 45
In Business Since: 2020
Number of Locations: Four
Combined Production Space: 50,000 square feet
By establishing an exceptional relationship with Autotality, a Garmat spray booth distributor, Dave Mitchell and his son D.J. have reaped the many benefits of working with this impressive team as they work toward expanding to five stores.
Autotality, formerly known as Filterworks USA, was established by Gregg Strandberg in 1988 to provide air conditioning and paint booth filtration services to body shops in Southern Florida. In 1990, the company became a distributor for Garmat USA, one of the world’s leading spray booth manufacturers.
Since Autotality’s alignment with Garmat, Autotality has become one of its top three North American distributors for 25 years in a row, including a full decade at the very top of that list. Over the years, the highly-experienced team at Autotality has installed more than 1,500 Garmat spray booths in the Southeast as the exclusive Garmat distributor for Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.
In 2008, the company became a licensed general and mechanical contractor in Florida, giving Autotality the ability to offer turn-key projects featuring facility design, permitting, project management and equipment installation. Autotality has also become licensed general contractors in Georgia and North Carolina.
The highly-experienced team at Autotality has installed more than 1,500 Garmat spray booths for body shops over the years.
Autotality currently employs a staff of nearly 100 people, including a knowledgeable and highly responsive sales team, skilled technicians and an experienced design team dedicated exclusively to handling every aspect of the installation of every Garmat booth.
MITCHCO Collision Repair Vice President and Co-Owner D.J. Mitchell and his father have become adept at acquiring existing body shops and building others from the ground up. They’ve done it several times over and have made money each time by doing it smartly and using companies like Autotality.
“We look at every opportunity and weigh all of the pros and cons carefully before we even consider buying a shop or building one,” Mitchell said. “But we are not afraid to expand rapidly, as long as the situation is right and we can continue to provide a high-quality product to our customers and insurance partners.”