Paul’s Quality Collision in Monroe Charter Township, MI, was recently awarded “Small Business of the Year” by the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. Owners are Paul and Tammi Van Aken.
The award acknowledges businesses that epitomize entrepreneurship and community service.
The business was founded in 1982 and initially called Paul’s Body Shop and located on W. 7th Street. The shop moved to its present location on S. Telegraph Rd. in 1991. It operated as a franchise called Paul’s CARSTAR Collision from 1992-2006 until the shop left the CARSTAR organization and began operating as Paul’s Quality Collision.
The business prides itself on teamwork and emphasis on quality work and customer service.
Tami serves as office manager and one of their children, Ryan, serves as production manager. The business employs 12 people.
The company's community involvement includes sponsoring area recreation teams and discourages testing and driving by sponsoring programs in schools and distributing t-shirts that say, ‘Plz dnt txt n drive.’