President Bill Drew of Drew Ford in La Mesa, CA, announced that the Drew Collision-Fix Auto and Glass has been awarded the coveted VQ Medallion for collision repair quality. The Medallion signifies recognition that the facility has achieved and sustained the highest possible quality in collision repair, as determined and documented by the independent repair inspection firm VeriFacts Automotive. There are only 54 collision repair businesses in the U.S. who have reached Medallion level. Drew Ford’s collision center is the first auto dealer of any brand to have its collision repair operation so recognized.
The monthly VQ inspections are unannounced and exceptionally rigorous. They exhaustively examine and record over 300 different aspects of the repair process, including equipment, repair materials, technical information, quality procedures and hands-on observed skills of the technicians. The Medallion rating must be continually re-earned with every inspection.
Bill Drew is the third generation to guide the Drew Ford dealership, which has operated in La Mesa for 85 years, starting as a garage that serviced and repaired model T’s, including body and fender repairs. The business became a Ford dealer in 1934.