At the celebration, which included a ribbon cutting by the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce and a catered meal by Two Tones Cafe, shop owner Shane Florea was able to showcase his recently remodeled shop and his state-of-the art equipment, including the most modern and environmentally friendly paint booth in the area.
With a combined experience of more than six decades of auto body work, Florea and his shop manager, Kenny Baker, explained that they want to bring a complete auto collision shop into Boundary County.
“Right now,” Florea explained, “a lot of business is going down to Sandpoint, and we want to let people know that they don’t have to do that. The customer decides who fixes their car or truck, not their insurance company.”
Customer service will also be a key factor at the North Idaho Collision Repair Center. Florea and Baker promise their customers the best service in town.
“We are a collision shop. Our job is to put your car back together,” Baker said, explaining the process that involves first washing and then scanning the auto to determine the exact damage. "Once the damage has been mapped out and fixed, the auto is scanned a second time to ensure your auto was properly restored to its original condition.”
Additionally, in its promise for the best customer service in town, NICRC will send out daily text messages or emails detailing its progress on the customer’s automobile.
North Idaho Collision Repair Center is housed at the top of the North Hill in the old Bear Auto Shop, 148 David Thompson Dr., just south of Three Mile. Visitors are more than welcome!
North Idaho Collision Repair Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more, give them a call at (208) 267-9995.