The Abra Brainerd body shop layout is the quintessential shop floor layout for dealerships looking to maximize efficiency. Their body shop features a GFS Side-Load Finishing System, complete with an Ultra XD Paint Booth, dual-bay Ultra XD CTOF Booth and a REVO Speed unit that can be easily positioned and moved between bays.
As one of the founders of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Randy McPherson went off on his own to create a family-owned and operated collision repair center near Milwaukee. With four generations of McPhersons involved in the business, Mander Collision was named after Randy’s father, Mander McPherson.
For their new body shop, Olson Tire & Auto Service added a custom Side-Load Finishing System from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), complete with an Ultra XD Paint Booth, dual-bay Ultra XD CTOF, Aluminum Repair Station and Ultra XD Paint Mix Room. GFS and Chassis Liner Supply collaborated to provide a product with the performance that the customer expected.
It has been 15 years since husband and wife team, Robert and Jane Dehnel, bought Taylor Body Shop in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, the family-owned and operated auto body shop has rebranded as One Way Collision Center, relocated to a brand new building nearly twice the size of their original facility and expanded their line of finishing equipment.
When Greg Stelse visited the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan with his wife and business partner, Leah, he left knowing what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. An experienced truck driver and successful business owner, he had to break the news to Leah that he wanted to sell their multi-million dollar company and open up shop to focus on the “average guy.”
To serve their customers faster while upholding their finishes to the highest standard, Dalton Collision opened a second location in January 2019 with a GFS Side-Load Finishing System, complete with an Ultra® XR Paint Booth with REVO Speed and an Excel Workstation, along with mobile REVO units.
As the Ringbrothers continue to grow, their GFS paint booth continues to stand the test of time, and they continuously count on GFS for new technology and advancements, such as REVO Systems, to improve their operation.
In 2002, Scott Griffin opened the doors at Griffin Automotive Design, a family-owned and operated restoration facility. 16 years later, Griffin introduced two new GFS automotive paint booths, as part of the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility. The new facility and equipment is part of Griffin’s commitment to providing the best possible service to all of their restoration and collision repair customers.
Within Lucas Salter’s family-owned business, the commitment to maintaining top-notch service, quality repairs and great customer relations translated into purchasing a state-of-the-art GFS Ultra Paint Booth.
Ryan Cropper wanted two things for his Alaskan body shops — local support and energy efficiency. He got all that and more with Global Finishing Solutions’ (GFS) network of local distributors and Ultra Paint Booths.
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience, and afterward, body shops are the last place people want to visit. Jesse and Cathy Ruhmann wanted to help alleviate that stress for customers. That’s why they broke off on their own in 2015 to open Referral Collision in Shakopee, Minnesota.
In June 2014, Maxville Truck and Repair started up their new 18-by-16-by-50-foot drive-thru crossdraft Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth for the first time. With sandblasting and painting services in-house, there is not much they cannot do. Since the addition of their truck paint booth, they have noticed the ability to rapidly turn trucks over.
Daryl Wagner learned about quality and hard work at a young age. Now with his Performer ES Paint Booth from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), his quality and hard work have translated to a strong reputation in the British car and bike restoration industry.
When Universal Collision opened a new facility, owner Frank Gandy knew it was time for a change in equipment manufacturers. To keep up with their increased production, he upgraded to two Global Finishing Solutions Performer® XP1 Paint Booths and an Ultra® XD Mix Room.
When Jordan Yule went from body shop manager to owning his own business, he wanted to keep his paint booth selection local with a new Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) Performer® ES Paint Booth and Aluminum Repair Station.
At SEMA 2018, Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) sat down with Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design to discuss his journey of becoming a world-renowned superior craftsman of custom cars. With two GFS Paint Booths, Paint Mix Room and custom triple-bay CTOF Booth, Kindig and his team count on GFS paint booths and finishing equipment to achieve flawless paint finishes.
When Scott Farley took over his father’s body shop, he wanted a way to increase production and quality. A recent expansion steered him toward the purchase of two Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) Performer® ES Paint Booths.
At the forefront of their dedication to technology and innovation, Airport Auto Body recently completed one of the largest Side-Load Finishing System installations from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), featuring REVO Accelerated Curing Systems, paint booths and prep environments.
Alain Fortin has always invested in the technology needed to boost his bottom line and gain a leg up on the competition. When he decided to upgrade his company’s collision repair center in January 2018, Global Finishing Solutions paint booths were an easy choice.
To continue to provide customers with unrivaled repairs and technology for their luxury automobiles, Alloy Collision Centre was in need of a quality supplier of paint booths to upgrade their old booths that were more than 30 years old. Alloy knew automotive refinish products from Global Finishing Solutions would provide the superior finishes and service they strive for.
“As I was speaking with my good friends at AkzoNobel, they mentioned that Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) was truly the way to go,” Dave said. “That was the company I was actually leaning toward anyway. I’m very much clean and classic in the style of all things that I do, and I like that GFS equipment provides a very clean, open, bright work area.”
Danny Szarka has worked in the auto body repair industry long enough to know that high-quality equipment is paramount to a successful business. To facilitate rapid growth, he upgraded to an Ultra® Paint Booth and Mix Room from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS).
Driven Restorations works on any make or model of classic cars from all areas of southern Wisconsin — from start to finish, doing everything they can in-house at their current Randolph, Wisconsin, location. As their name suggests, the Gurskys’ vision is to restore classic cars that are intended to be driven and have the quality body and mechanical work to last for generations.
When Bradley Munderloh opened his own auto body shop in spring 2018, his top priority was to replace an outdated paint booth. His investment in a Performer® ES Paint Booth from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has more than paid off.