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Autobody News: Baker Collision Express Achieves Success With Faith and GYS Welders

Autobody News: Baker Collision Express Achieves Success With Faith and GYS Welders

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  The original Baker Collision was founded in Mansfield, OH, in 1952 by Mervin Baker, who learned the trade from his brother-in-law…

Autobody News: 12 Years Later, CARSTAR Atlantic Owner Says GFS Booth Still "Superior" to Competitors

Autobody News: 12 Years Later, CARSTAR Atlantic Owner Says GFS Booth Still "Superior" to Competitors

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  CARSTAR Atlantic Collision Center in Lowell, MA, is a family-owned shop that has been in business for 38 years, and a…

Autobody News: Gustafson Brothers Inc. Finds an Equalizer Tool That Fits Every Situation

Autobody News: Gustafson Brothers Inc. Finds an Equalizer Tool That Fits Every Situation

 NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  Gustafson Brothers Inc. in Huntington Beach, CA, is truly a one-stop shop for automotive customers. The 12,500-square-foot collision repair facility opened…

Autobody News: Award-Winning Shop Depends on Dominion Sure Seal Products for First-Class Results

Autobody News: Award-Winning Shop Depends on Dominion Sure Seal Products for First-Class Results

Repairing and restoring vehicles is more than just a 9 to 5 job for Guillermo Osorio, owner of Classic Vision Restoration in Burbank, CA — it’s his passion. During a typical day at the shop, Guillermo and his son, Brian,…

Autobody News: Florida Collision Facility Relies on DeBeer® Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series

Autobody News: Florida Collision Facility Relies on DeBeer® Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  The son of a Cuban refugee who immigrated to the United States in 1968 to escape communism and offer his family…

Autobody News: Shop Owner Invests in Chief Equipment With an Eye on Expansion

Autobody News: Shop Owner Invests in Chief Equipment With an Eye on Expansion

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. To say that Edward Peña, owner of North Texas Collision Center, is driven to be one of the best operators in the state…

Autobody News: Automark Collision Relies Exclusively on Celette Sevenne Frame Benches

Autobody News: Automark Collision Relies Exclusively on Celette Sevenne Frame Benches

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  When a shop is affiliated with a dealership, repairing vehicles to OEM specifications assumes a heightened level of importance. Automark Collision…

Autobody News: CCC ONE Lobby Helps Successful MSO in Capital Region Streamline Customer Service Process

Autobody News: CCC ONE Lobby Helps Successful MSO in Capital Region Streamline Customer Service Process

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. H&V Collision Center was founded in Troy, New York, in 1973 by Vartan Jerian Sr. as a two-man shop on one…

Autobody News: PA's Glass & Sons Collision Finds Similar Values, High Service Level With BASF Paint Line

Autobody News: PA's Glass & Sons Collision Finds Similar Values, High Service Level With BASF Paint Line

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  Family values and customer service are the cornerstones upon which Glass & Sons Collision in Reading, PA, has built its reputation…

Autobody News: Lefler's Collision & Repair Center Shines With Axalta

Autobody News: Lefler's Collision & Repair Center Shines With Axalta

Jimmy Lefler is a third-generation body shop owner who knows his production and sales numbers like the back of his hand. That is why he’s delighted to be using Spies Hecker® Permahyd® Hi-TEC waterborne basecoat by Axalta, a product that he…

Autobody News: Service King Sees Major Value in Its Honda ProFirst Certifications

Autobody News: Service King Sees Major Value in Its Honda ProFirst Certifications

​​​In an age where OEM certifications are more important than ever, collision repairers all over the country are clamoring to join programs that can elevate their status and help them produce best-in-class repairs. If you want to see what is…

Autobody News: Barry's Paint Shop Stays on Top of OE Certification Requirements With ALLDATA

Autobody News: Barry's Paint Shop Stays on Top of OE Certification Requirements With ALLDATA

​​​​Barry’s Paint Shop has been in business since December 1975, and has remained at its current location in Ephrata, PA, since 1981. In August 2016, owner and CEO Barry Burkholder, whose son and son-in-law also help out with the family-owned…

Autobody News: North Texas 2-Shop MSO Loves Color Matching, Coverage and Support From AkzoNobel

Autobody News: North Texas 2-Shop MSO Loves Color Matching, Coverage and Support From AkzoNobel

​​​​Pro Care Collision is a family-owned-and-operated business that was founded 16 years ago by owners Kevin and Laura Pyle, and currently has two locations open in the Northern Dallas area. Involved in the automobile industry in some capacity his entire…

Autobody News: Joe Hudson's Collision Center Finds Accudraft Products "Second to None"

Autobody News: Joe Hudson's Collision Center Finds Accudraft Products "Second to None"

At Joe Hudson’s Collision Center, the motto is, “Customers come first.”  If you ask any of the company’s 800 employees what sets the business apart from the competition, they will most likely tell you that it’s their dedication to providing…

Autobody News: Heppner's Auto Body Increases Productivity With 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

Autobody News: Heppner's Auto Body Increases Productivity With 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

Since its humble beginnings in 1956, Heppner’s Auto Body in St. Paul, MN, has grown from one location to six.  “The original owner, Elmer, sold Heppner’s to my father-in-law in 1985, who made it into a multi-shop operation (MSO),” said…

Autobody News: Shop Owner Loves the Family of Wizards Products

Autobody News: Shop Owner Loves the Family of Wizards Products

When Neil Bateman was working at a large collision center in 1989, he was visited by a sales rep while who showed him a line of cleaning, buffing and polishing products that immediately impressed him. He bought a few things, but he…

Autobody News: Valspar Refinish Low VOC System – a Delicious Solution for Minnesota Shop

Autobody News: Valspar Refinish Low VOC System – a Delicious Solution for Minnesota Shop

If you mention the name Vescio's in many parts of Minnesota, folks will think that you're talking about Vescio's Originale, an Italian restaurant that first opened back in 1956. Known for its great manicotti and incredible pizzas, the Vescio name…

Autobody News: Mike's Auto Body Offers 'Old-Fashioned Service' With Today's Technology

Autobody News: Mike's Auto Body Offers 'Old-Fashioned Service' With Today's Technology

John Gannon often tells customers that Mike’s Auto Body and Repair offers “old fashioned service with today’s technology.” Part of that technology includes the Spanesi equipment he has added to his growing business over the last two years. The body…

Autobody News: Young Painter is a SATA Veteran With 15 Guns

Autobody News: Young Painter is a SATA Veteran With 15 Guns

Casey Martin is only 23 years old, but he has 11 years of experience painting cars. In that time, he acquired 15 SATA spray guns and, by using other SATA equipment such as the SATA® vision 2000™ Respirator System and…

Autobody News: Robaina Stresses Training and Provides Support for Caliber Collision

Autobody News: Robaina Stresses Training and Provides Support for Caliber Collision

Known for being a company where training and service come first, Robaina Industries Inc. helps collision repairers nationwide use cutting-edge equipment and tools to better repair cars. They know that many shops purchase sophisticated equipment, but without hands-on training and…

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