Collision Care Auto Body Centers proudly announced that the company’s vice president of sales, Lou Berman, was chosen as one of the recipients of the “Men of the Year” award from South Jersey Magazine. Lou’s career began with Collision Care, starting at the bottom. Lou has served in practically every capacity within the company, from management, to sales and marketing, to customer service and production management.
Lou has two children, Bianca, and Louie Jr. In 1999 Louie Jr. was diagnosed with autism. Much of Lou’s spare time goes advocating for Louie’s Voice Foundation, a non-profit he set up to benefit to benefit autistic children and their families in the South Jersey area, as well as other Autism related charitable organizations.
“Our mission is to help families go down the roads I have gone,” he says. “Whether they’re hiring attorneys or battling school districts or need help with referrals, we’re the place to go to when your child is in crisis.”
“We support Lou in his endeavors to lighten the load for so many special needs families. Lou’s tireless efforts for so many autistic families is reflective of Collision Care’s commitment to our communities we serve, and our belief that it is our duty to give back” said Val Fichera, CEO of Collision Care Auto Body Centers.
Upon graduation from West Chester University with a BA in Communications, Lou was a coveted pro football prospect and upon the conclusion of his football career, Lou’s area of expertise is wide ranging within the sales and marketing field. He has cultivated many relationships within the local marketplace that have stood the test of time to this day, for which he modestly credits the stability and efforts of the company, which he believes enables him to be successful. “It’s easy to make promises when the Collision Care family has been keeping them for over 80 years,” Berman says.
Berman has become what he calls an “amateur expert” in areas he never dreamed he would. From child support to insurance claims and everything in between, Berman says any parent with a child with a disability knows how difficult it can be to navigate their world, including those at Bancroft in Haddonfield, who Berman hopes to throw a Christmas party for this year.