The men of Culbersons-Stowers Body Shop: from left, George Albear, Merkie Martinez, Curtis Newton, Terry Hull, Lupe Galaviz, Jessie Santacruz and, not pictured, Trace Leftwich.
Culberson Stowers handles collision repair, paint work, frame repair and all other typical duties, according to body shop manager, Terry Hull. They also offer not-so-typical services, such as pin-striping and outside detailing like buffing and polishing on any make and model, reported John Lee, thepampanews.com.
All seven technicians are BASF and I-Car certified, but Hull told Lee that repair time can still be a challenge.
Hull has been working at the body shop since August of 2006, but he has been in the industry since the late 1980s, reported Lee. He has seen the progression in vehicle technology, and how it has created hurtles in the collision repair industry.
However, Hull told Lee that the plus side of these changes is that cars are now welded together with smaller pieces which are designed to collapse during a collision. Instead of replacing the entire front end, the technician only has to replace the smaller pieces affected.
Hull told Lee his favorite vehicle to repair is the front-end of a GM Pickup because it’s the fastest-flowing repair.
Culberson-Stowers Body Shop is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They can be reached at 806-663-1615.