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.
By shooting every car before and after each repair, Tech Jeramie Vargas at Inter-Tech Collision has the power of the Matrix Wand in his hands.
The first Inter-Tech Collision Center opened its doors 30 years ago with a 1,800 square foot shop, and today, the company has eight locations in the Omaha Metro area and Southwestern Iowa.
Bill "Elvis" Stull, the owner of Kuzin's Kustom Body & Paint in Polonia, WI, uses Matrix's MPB-LV Low VOC Basecoat to create classics like this one.
Bill "Elvis" Stull is the owner of Kuzin's Kustom Body & Paint, a shop that performs complete restorations and light mechanical services in addition to collision repair in Polonia, WI.
Since switching to Lusid’s GenRock solvent-based line, Perrine has experienced a steady cost savings
When customers arrive at Perrine Auto Group in Cranbury, NJ, they can be assured of receiving an extra level of service while their vehicles are in the body shop.
Arone Auto Body is located in Homer City, PA and has been in business for more than 30 years.
Frank Arone has been in the collision repair business for over 20 years and restoring vehicles for about 15. His auto body shop, Arone Auto Body, is located in Homer City, PA.
Giannini is impressed by Accudraft’s customer service and their high-quality products.
In any production-based environment, it’s imperative to put emphasis on the finished product, but for Mike Giannini, owner of Giannini’s Auto Body Shop in San Francisco, CA, it’s equally necessary to recognize the end user, the person whose vehicle is being repaired. He stresses to employees, “Treat every vehicle like it’s your own.”
Shops like CARSTAR Kurt’s Collision Center can reduce dust and improve worker comfort with mobile sanding systems like the Total Automotive Sanding System.
Kurt Mueller has transformed what started in 1980 as a body shop operating out of a two-car garage into a multi-million dollar business, now part of the CARSTAR MSO network.
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.
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.
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.
Franny Drummond demonstrates how easy it is to use Vibac’s fine line tape.
When it comes to painting a vehicle, the devil is always in the details, but precision is most critical for custom painters like Franny Drummond, owner of Paint Zoo, a custom paint shop in Langhorne, PA.