I was attending college full-time when my wife broke her tooth while eating popcorn. To pay the dental bill, I took the summer off from school to learn minor repairs and I never turned back.
I started my scratch and dent career as an employee practicing on hoods & fenders pulled out of a collision dumpster. After increasing my knowledge I began working at used car dealerships getting the car “showroom ready”.
After being mentored & receiving excellent technical training, I then earned my i-car certification and became proficient at factory warranty repairs on brand-new cars for Mercedes, Volvo, Toyota/Lexus, Ford, GM, Honda, BMW, Chrysler, and others.
I started my career in Washington state. Some of the clients I served included: LeMay car museum, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Transportation, Costco, Lacey Collision, Pierce County Schools, Safelite Auto glass, GSA (military at Fort Lewis), US Army, insurance companies, and many local dealerships in Seattle, Bellevue, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, and Olympia. I was also told that I worked on Mona Locke’s car (she’s the wife of Gary Locke, the governor of the State of Washington at that time). I could hardly believe it.