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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:41

CO Family Sets up Shop in Town to Escape 'Rat Race'

Written by Ike Fredregill, The Torrington Telegram

TORRINGTON – To escape the bustle of big-city life, Brian Evans moved his family to Torrington and set up Valley Collision on West C Street.

“I wanted to slow down and get out of the rat race,” Evans, 47, explained. “I’m an open country sort of guy.”

 

Currently, Valley Collision at 2825 West C St. is family-owned and operated.

 

Spinning around in a shop chair, Evans’ four-year-old son, Gage, announced, “I got a tool set!”

 

Evans chuckled and sent Gage into the main office with the boy’s mom, Stephanie, who works the administrative side of the business.

 

While he enjoys working with his family, Evans said he hopes to bring a couple of jobs to the community soon by taking on a few employees as he grows the business.

 

About three months ago, Evans’ family moved from Fort Collins, Colo., where he owned Recreational Collision.

 

Valley Collision’s “daily bread” is insurance work, and the company utilizes a full estimating system that is linked with the insurance companies, he said.

 

“We also have the latest in paint mixing systems,” he added.

 

But there is little Evans doesn’t do.

 

“I don’t sew,” he explained. “No upholstery, but I do pretty much everything else.”

 

With 35 years in the collision repair industry, Evans said he is hoping his services will provide the community with a service he’s heard is in high demand.

 

But collision repair isn’t the only wrench in his cabinet. Evans relishes custom and restoration work, too.

 

 

We would like to thank The Torrington Telegram for reprint permission.

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