Spanesi Americas Equipment Provides Schultz Collision Center with Reliability, Accuracy
by Autobody News Staff
Published May 24, 2023
Chase Schultz and the team at Schultz Collision Center often tell customers that no matter what damage their vehicle has, the Springfield, IL, collision center will take care of their needs, from dent removal to frame straightening.
Schultz began working in the collision industry as a senior in high school, sweeping floors in a body shop, and continued helping at different shops while attending college.
After graduating, he worked in an agrochemical company while doing auto body work out of his home garage. As business increased, he decided to focus on collision repair full time and opened Schultz Collision Center with his business partner, Maddie Brown, in May 2019.
Company At A Glance...
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 17
In Business Since: 2019
Number of Locations: One
Production Space: 7,200 square feet
Since the pandemic, Schultz said business has been non-stop and Schultz Collision Center has become a one-stop local solution for every vehicle owner in the area.
With a focus on providing personalized care where customer service is key, the shop’s employees take time to keep their customers notified about what is taking place throughout the repair process.
“If there are issues with their car or the insurance company, we usually let our customers know first to see what route we want to take,” Schultz said. “I like to say we work for the customers; we don’t work for the insurance companies.”
When the business opened, Schultz purchased some used frame equipment and found it wasn’t meeting the shop’s needs. He and his employees researched other options and really liked what they learned about Spanesi products.
After Schultz contacted the company, Robert Wells, sales specialist at Spanesi Americas, visited the facility and helped determine the equipment that would best fit the crew’s needs.
They demoed the Touch Electronic Measuring System and were impressed with the equipment’s ease and functionality.
“We went from using our old system, which took about three hours to measure a car after setting it up, and found we could do the same measurements within 20 minutes,” said Schultz. “By cutting down this time, we found we could be more productive and save about 10 to 12 hours each week, allowing us to repair more vehicles.”