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Wednesday, 03 August 2022 12:11

Two Prineville, OR, Repair Businesses Rebranded

Written by Ramona McCallister, Central Oregonian
Mike Montgomery works with RV Technician Amanda Seiver as she works on an RV repair. The shop has six RV technicians. Mike Montgomery works with RV Technician Amanda Seiver as she works on an RV repair. The shop has six RV technicians. Ramona McCallister

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Two significant and correlated businesses in Prineville, OR, have recently changed ownership.

High Desert RV and Auto Repair and Dave Barlow's Auto Body Shop were recently acquired and taken over by Mike Montgomery, who also has RV repair shops in Bend, OR, and Vancouver, WA. High Desert RV and Auto Repair is now branded to Pro RV Repair, Prineville.

 

"I bought it April 1," said Montgomery. "I have two other RV repair shops. I saw an opportunity when this one came for sale, and I wanted to expand anyway. I am trying to create a geographic brand."

 

He was familiar with Prineville, as he has an uncle and cousins who live in the county. With the amount of people moving from large cities to small towns, and the expectation of 10,000 people per year moving to Central Oregon, Montgomery said it made sense to have an RV repair.

 

"Everyone has an RV here," he said of the Crook County.

 

Montgomery added Pro RV Repair also services horse trailers and stock trailers, including those that have living quarters. Other offerings include servicing systems on RVs for electrical, hydraulic and plumbing; repair and replacement of all appliances; roof and ceiling replacements and repair; and repair of chassis and brakes on RVs.

 

On the other side, it provides full RV collision repair, including body repair and collision repair for RVs and trailers. It has a full paint room and can fabricate fiberglass.

 

"We do that in all of our shops," he added.

 

Montgomery explained the decision to buy his uncle's auto body shop also made sense and was a strategic move.

 

"It became opportunistic to buy my uncle's business, Dave Barlow's Auto Body, in town. We outsourced that collision repair to them, so they would...


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