ST. GEORGE — The Dealer Collision Center of St. George officially opened doors at its new location Friday afternoon during a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house that allowed visitors a unique look inside the state-of-the-art facility designed to bring customers the utmost in car repair care.
Located at 184 W. 1600 South in St. George, the new facility sits just one block from its existing facility and provides over 25,000 square feet of the most up-to-date repair technology available as well as services and amenities, such as a rental car company right on site and a comfortable office that helps ease customers’ minds and make the repair process as smooth as possible.
Dealer Collision Center has always focused on maintaining the highest standards in the vehicle repair industry, General Manager Jesse Thompson said, and its new location will further facilitate the company’s ability to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and standards.
“I just want to convey how important it is in this industry to stay up with technology,” Thompson said. “Technology is very important, equipment is very important, training is very important and facilities are very important … this facility is going to give us all the mechanisms and resources we need to maintain that standard.”
It is those high standards, Thompson said, that drive how they do business adding that one of their internal mottos is to try and always return a car looking better than before the accident. To that end, the company’s staff use the most technologically advanced equipment and methods to repair the vehicle’s damage as well as clean out and detail it before the customer picks it up.
Car repair with care
The new facility represents the culmination of a dream for Thompson who has put a lot of his own love and care into the designing of the facility, done with safety, standards and, perhaps just as importantly, the customer in mind.
Thompson said he recognizes that the customer does not want to be there and understands the stresses of being in a car accident and having to have a vehicle repaired. The new facility’s office space was designed to create a homelike atmosphere that will help welcome customers and make them feel more comfortable.
Staff members are trained and available to help customers with their insurance claims to make sure the process is as simple as possible, Thompson said; and, there is a rental car company right on site so the customer can more easily get into a temporary vehicle while the repairs are taking place.
Additionally, Dealer Collision Center, gives back to the community in many ways, including donating time and money to various charitable events and rebuilding cars for the less fortunate in the area.
St. George Chamber of Commerce President Gregg McArthur said:
Collision Center’s played a huge part in Southern Utah because we all inevitably have fender benders with our cars and they’ve done a really good job … one big thing that a lot of people don’t know about Dealer Collision Center is they give back a lot to this community, donating to so many different causes and we just really appreciate all they do: for fixing our cars and for giving back.
McArthur, who himself has had five different cars repaired by the Dealer Collision Center, was excited to attend the ribbon-cutting for the center’s new facility, he said.
Friday’s ribbon cutting was attended by St. George Mayor Jon Pike, members of the St. George Chamber of Commerce and Dixie Sunshiners as well as members of the public who came out to take part in the festivities. Those in attendance enjoyed tours of the new shop, games, free shirts and food from World’s Best Corndogs, Loaded, Stuffed Burger and Waffle Love.
In addition to the St. George location, Dealer Collision Center also opened doors on its Cedar City facility. Located at 845 S. 555 W. in Cedar City, the new business was welcomed there with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
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