(l to r) Fred Buchheister, painter at Wreck A Mended, and Jarrod Krumwiede, owner of the collision repair shop, stand in front of their semi-downdraft Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) Ultra® XS paint booth.
Two years ago, Jarrod Krumwiede resigned from his job as a collision repair manager and decided to open his own body shop in Omaha, NE. He named it “Wreck A Mended.”
The Goliath Parts Carts are used to stage and manage parts utilization.
Toyota Carlsbad Collision Center's average tenure for their 65 employees is 15 years.
Family is important at F. Lofrano & Son Inc. Auto Body Repair in San Francisco, CA. The company's five locations are all family-owned and operated, with the third generation of the Lofrano family being a vital component of the shops' success.
A glimpse insde the Red Hill Collision facility.
Five years after moving to Southern California from Cuba, 15-year-old Armando Nogueiras began working at his father's shop. By the time he was 25, he owned his own facility. Today, Armando co-owns Red Hill Collision Center with his son, Christian.
(l to r) Ivan Pino, Pacific Elite and Jorge Chava, LKQ Corporation
Pacific Elite Collision Centers Inc., an MSO operating in Southern California, started working with LKQ Corporation when they opened their doors in 1998.
Ponto’s Auto Service treats the customer as they’d want to be treated.
Rick Ponto, owner of Ponto’s Auto Service in Bradenton, FL, believes that a key to success is providing excellent service at the best possible price.
Employees at 4 Wheel Kustoms and Collision rely on Matrix for superior color matching.
Many collision repair industry professionals are uncertain about the future due to the changes taking place nearly every day, but David Traffis, owner of 4 Wheel Kustoms and Collision in Independence, Ohio, is more confident than most.
At Big Sky Collision Center, Body Technician Danny Hawkins uses the Matrix Wand on 75 percent of the cars coming through the shop and the results are outstanding.
With two locations in Montana, Big Sky Collision Center is a second-generation business run by Matthew McDonnell, 39. McDonnell is a passionate, extremely hands-on and highly innovative owner, but for many years, it did not look as though he would be even working in the collision industry at all.
Almost everyone at Collision Concepts uses Mitchell's RepairCenter every day, including (from left) Marketing Rep Cindy Guyett, Owner Erv Guyett, Estimator Ryan Guyett and Office Manager Carrie Turner.
Collision Concepts, Inc. in Lincoln, IL, is well-known for embracing the newest equipment, training and repair processes available in the collision industry today.
Mobile Environmental Solutions’ portable paint booth provides Friendly Chevrolet Collision Center with an easy and environmentally friendly option for spraying.
As EPA and OSHA regulations become increasingly stringent, it’s important for collision repair facilities to invest in greener equipment and processes in order to stay compliant.
Fred Beans with his daughters (l to r): Jennifer, Beth, and Barbara, who are all part of the family business.
After Saab Automobile declared bankruptcy and closed its doors in late 2011, collision repair shops faced a dilemma: where would they find the parts needed to repair these vehicles?
Body Technician Brad Bellamy at Metro Ford Collision Center in Independence, MO uses Polyvance's 6059-C Nitro Fuzer Welding System to repair bumper covers and other items that he previously he had to replace.
The Metro Ford Collision Center in Independence, MO, has only been using its Polyvance 6059-C Nitro Fuzer Welding System for a brief time, but the early reviews are 5-stars across the board.
Northside Lexus was the first dealer shop in Houston to begin spraying with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne paint system.
Many shops can boast about their excellent repairs, but Northside Lexus in Houston, TX, has the awards to back up their claims.
Piscataway Auto Body’s new collision center was built in 1991 to meet the shop’s business needs and keep up with volume demands.
Piscataway Auto Body, an I-CAR Gold Class certified shop in New Jersey, first opened for business in July 1977, when owner Paul Zebro purchased an existing body shop.