Friday, 23 April 2010 16:07

Bear Creek CSI, Inc. Back with New State of Art Facility

Hurricane Ike blew into the Houston area, in September, 2008, with a fury that destroyed buildings and devastated dreams throughout the city. Bear Creek CSI, Inc., a respected auto body repair business, was hit particularly hard…8 car bays were totally demolished and walls of the structure crashed down on various cars, battering them as well. At first glance it appeared as if it might be months before work resumed, if at all.

Though total damages reached $750,000, General Manager Trey Perdue had the facility back up and running, with the help of generators, two days after the disaster. And far from a death knell, the Category 4 storm gave Bear Creek CSI, Inc., the determination to rebuild even bigger and better than before.

 

With a vision toward the future, the owners demolished their office and built a brand new one, while also adding other facilities on the property such as a glass company, a truck accessory company and an expanded mechanical department, all designed to handle hurricane force winds. The bodywork labor area has been enlarged to 12 work bays, for added volume and efficiency, and the company now has partnered with Hertz Rental Car for the ultimate in convenience for its customers.

The rebuilding process also incorporated numerous “green” elements, including eco-friendly solar paneling, a timer for electricity, waterborne paint for all vehicles and an in-ground water skimmer that captures all soapy water before it enters the sewer system. In addition, for every unit of carbon that Collision Specialists creates, the company has a tree planted through a local tree planting company to maintain environmental balance.

“We’re extremely proud of our rebuilt facility, which addresses so many important concerns, from the newest technologies, to cost-effective design, better customer service and an environmentally friendly approach,” says Cheryl Perdue, president of Bear Creek CSI, Inc. “Customer response, as you might guess, has been very, very positive. We are very enthusiastic about serving the area and being a viable part of the community.”

In all, the renovation costs totaled approximately $1 million. The process is now completed, with the exception of the main office which should be finished by the end of the month. All services are now fully operational.

Bear Creek CSI, Inc., is located at 5138 Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77084. For more information, call (281) 550-2800.

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