City Auto Body in Simi Valley, CA, has been in business for 31 years. Unlike a lot of local businesses that are downsizing, City Auto Body held an open house for their new, larger location on March 15.
Owner Gary White decided to build his own shop on an adjacent property from the leased shop the business is currently located in.
“The new building is about 25% larger than the current place,” said White.
The building cost about $2.5 million, including the property itself and the building costs for the shop—but it’s an investment White anticipates will pay off in the long run.
“We’re sort of a staple in Simi Valley because we’ve been here so long, but news of the new building will probably generate some new customers,” said White.
Although the business has not officially moved into the new building yet, the building is finished and an open house was held on March 15.
White anticipates the business will move into the new building in the coming weeks.
Although the business will not be hiring any new staff to work in the new location, they did purchase and upgrade some new equipment for the space.
White said they put in a new Global heated semi-downdraft spray booth, along with the old spray booth they will be moving from the current location, and purchased some new vehicle lifts.
City Auto Body & Automotive
2045 Easy Way
Simi Valley CA 93065