Neil Bateman (left), the owner of Wright County Collision with his son, Adam Bateman, the director of marketing for Wizards Products.
When Neil Bateman was working at a large collision center in 1989, he was visited by a sales rep while who showed him a line of cleaning, buffing and polishing products that immediately impressed him.
Last year, Valspar Automotive presented Bo Vescio with the “Outstanding Paint” award at Autorama Detroit 2016 for this 1947 Ford pickup.
If you mention the name Vescio's in many parts of Minnesota, folks will think that you're talking about Vescio's Originale, an Italian restaurant that first opened back in 1956. Known for its great manicotti and incredible pizzas, the Vescio name is well-known for its popular cuisine statewide.
The body shop is expected to open a new location in Brooksville during the summer of 2017, which will be filled with Spanesi equipment.
John Gannon often tells customers that Mike’s Auto Body and Repair offers “old fashioned service with today’s technology.” Part of that technology includes the Spanesi equipment he has added to his growing business over the last two years.
Robaina Industries, Inc.’s Training Center is where technicians learn the latest repair techniques in the world using state-of-the-art equipment and tools.
Known for being a company where training and service come first, Robaina Industries Inc. helps collision repairers nationwide use cutting-edge equipment and tools to better repair cars.
Painter Casey Martin Sugar Hill Auto Collision has 15 SATA spray guns and uses other SATA equipment such as the SATA® vision 2000™ Respirator System and its Spray Gun Equipment Storage Cabinet.
Casey Martin is only 23 years old, but he has 11 years of experience painting cars. In that time, he acquired 15 SATA spray guns and, by using other SATA equipment such as the SATA® vision 2000™ Respirator System and its Spray Gun Equipment Storage Cabinet, Martin is all-in when it comes to SATA.
John Wargo at The Custom Shop creates amazing vehicles like this one and they're all painted with Prospray.
If you're at all familiar with the best automotive painters, fabricators and builders in the world right now, you've probably heard of John Wargo, the owner of The Custom Shop in Flanagan, IL.
Jeff Draper from Draper Motorsports & Detail and his son, Brett.
One of the important components of running a successful body shop is having access to dependable products.
Co-owners David and Pamela Burt of Sabetti Body Shop in Kent, OH love the results they get with DeBeer Refinish.
We always love to hear stories about how a technician gets hired and takes over the shop many years later. This is one of those tales, and the setting is Sabetti Body Shop in Kent, OH, where they have 14 employees and fix roughly 100 cars a month out of a 12,000 square foot facility.
Celette’s frame machines have helped Gold Coast Auto Body improve speed and accuracy when making alignments.
These days, OEM certification is a common direction for shops to take as they strive to increase profitability and ensure a safe repair with consideration of the many challenges presented by advances in vehicle technology. For Gold Coast Auto Body in Chicago, IL, OEM certification is a way of life.
Scott Nash (left) and Sean Snyder from Dabler Auto Body going over the production schedule using CCC Repair Workflow software.
When Mike Brockway and Dennis Dabler purchased Dabler Auto Body in 2015, one of their goals was to streamline operations to maximize profitability. That included purchasing CCC Repair Workflow software for their Salem, OR, business.
Malden Employees who worked on the Recycled Rides vehicle recently donated. In the middle: blue shirt is owner Kevin Kyes. Next to him, Erin Vasselian, Gold Star Wife recipient; Chris Lessard (blazer & jeans), Program Director of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, and owner Bobby Cobb. *Photo credit Paul Hammersley
Today’s Collision first opened in 1987, when Bobby Cobb founded his own shop after years of working in the collision repair industry. In 1989, he was joined by his childhood friend, Kevin Kyes, and over the past 28 years, the partners have collaborated to expand their business into two successful locations in the greater Boston area, Malden and Chelsea, MA.
Church Brothers Collision Repair in Indianapolis, IN, repairs about 10,500 cars a year.
Nearly 90 years ago, two brothers, Noel and Clem Church, established Church Brothers Collision Repair. Since then, the business has grown to include six locations in Indianapolis, IN.
The largest Tasca family auto body shop—Tasca Collision Center—is located in Cranston, RI.
Bob Tasca III comes from a long line of automotive enthusiasts who have been in the collision repair and car dealership business for almost 70 years.
From left, Prepper Cameron Koch, Prepper/Painter Brad Dunivant, Reconditioning Manager Josh Simitjis and Painter Derek King at Frank Leta Acura Body Shop get the work out fast and clean by using an inflatable paint booth made by Mobile Environmental Solutions.
Josh Simitjis is the reconditioning manager at Frank Leta Acura Body Shop, with two locations in the St. Louis, MO, area.