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Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:37

Rely-On Technologies is an MSO’s Go-To Solution for Spray Booths

Written by Autobody News Staff
Tom Gregg, owner of Platinum Collision (center), and Al Ortiz, president of Rely-On Technologies (far right) have worked closely together with the rest of Rely-On’s team to acquire Garmat booths in most of Gregg’s eight locations. Tom Gregg, owner of Platinum Collision (center), and Al Ortiz, president of Rely-On Technologies (far right) have worked closely together with the rest of Rely-On’s team to acquire Garmat booths in most of Gregg’s eight locations.

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... Al Ortiz Jr., owner of Rely-On Technologies. When Gregg talks about Rely-On and the family that runs it, you can hear the enthusiasm in his voice.

 

“Al knows the paint booth industry from A to Z, and working with him and his four sons (Alfonso III, Joseph, Erick and Raymond) and his administration team (Karen Mendez and Julia Lomeli) have been a huge part of our success,” he said. “Garmat makes an incredible product, there is no doubt. But Rely-On’s real strength is the Ortiz team and their ability to navigate through the entire process.

 

"They know how to get permits, communicate with the utility providers and the local air quality control, as well as helping us to lay out our floor plan that works well for our technicians and our production processes.”

 

With eight Garmats in all of Gregg’s shops, he doesn’t worry about his spray booths, he said.

 

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Gregg specializes in repairing top tier nameplates, so that’s why all of his locations maintain high standards for performance and appearance.

 

“The value-added services that Rely-On and Garmat provide are really important,” he said. “I have met Johan, the owner of Garmat several times, and their marketing person Debbie is awesome. We have a great product and the support is unbelievable. You can’t get any better than that!”

 

Gregg looked at all of the spray booths on the market, but quickly realized he’s already in a prime position with Garmat booths with support from Rely-On.

 

“We never need additional airflow to cure these vehicles, and we never get things like solvent pop or dirt in the line. I tell my painters that I bought the best booths I can find, so if you’re not doing a great paint job every time, it’s on you.”

 

Gregg is happy with eight locations. He wants to make it an even 10, though he’s not in any rush.

 

“Two more shops in the next two years would be nice,” he said. “Expansion and scaling the business has to be done strategically, and finding good people is one of our main obstacles. But, if I can continue to work with companies like Rely-On Technologies and Garmat, we’ll be in a good position for at least the next 20 to 25 years.”

 

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Rely-On Technologies
PO Box 551
La Habra, CA 90633
(562) 697-7095
www.relyonusa.com

Serving California, Arizona and Nevada

 

To read more auto body shop profiles from the June 2021 Shop & Product Showcase, click here.

 

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