The couple operated a repair facility at the Colchester Drive location from 1995 until 2008. The business portion was sold to an employee, while the Lathams retained ownership of the property and buildings. The Lathams worked a few summers at a lodge in Alaska and explored Arizona before returning to South Kitsap.
The shop was relocated and the Lathams opened it under a new name. John Latham said Port Orchard Auto Body will work with a client’s insurance company during repair.
“Feel confident that we are working for you—our customer,” said Latham. Latham said consumers need to know they have the right to choose the repair shop where they want their automobile repaired.
He said his shop will not repair a car that “he wouldn’t put his own family into.” The shop is located at 1344 Colchester Drive SE and can reached at 360-871-9402. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday by appointment.