Tri-Lakes Collision in Monument, CO, has served the community for years, and it's only continuing to grow.
When owner Bill Ellison moved the business from Black Forest to the Tri-Lakes in 2010, it started in a small, leased 1,200-square-foot space in Palmer Lake that he and his wife, Stephanie Ellison, expanded to 7,000 square feet. On Oct. 6, the shop celebrated its grand opening in splendid style, debuting a new facility in Monument that is already larger than the first.
“Right now, the facility is about 10,000 square feet,” Stephanie told The Tribune.
Construction on the second half began in October and is expected to be completed next spring.
“When it’s completed, we will have about 20,000 square feet. It can’t come soon enough, because we are bursting at the seams,” she said.
Opening the new space was a feat, as the Ellisons worked for six years to build it, she said. For years they navigated the building process, which included finding a suitable property, designing and constructing the facility and ensuring it complied with regional building codes and standards.
After so long, the Ellisons’ work was celebrated during a grand opening celebration that featured food, vendors, exhibits, prizes, staff meet-and-greets and tours of the new shop at 2101 Wolf Ct. in Monument.
While construction continues on the second half, the auto body shop will continue servicing its customers, new and current, with the same level of expertise and care it always has, Ellison said.
The shop provides collision repair and hail damage repair through traditional and paintless dent removal. Other services include detailing and restorations, and Bill personally supervises operations, according to the shop’s website.
The shop is affiliated with every major industry association, its website says, and also does repairs and modifications on Lewis-Palmer School District 38 school buses, along with local fire and police department vehicles.
“We do what we can and as much as we can for the people in this community,” Ellison said.
Tri-Lakes Collision’s level of commitment and care to its customers and the Tri-Lakes area has resulted in its booming business, she said.