How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!
Any large project in life takes time, patience and attention to detail. You can’t rush, and you have to take it one step at a time, like a giant puzzle. The Revolution’s repair is in full swing, and we are doing our best to document the fascinating process.
Right now, we are in more of the tear-apart phase of the project. Currently, the slide out is off, and our guys are working on fixing the damage. Lots of sanding, replacing and straightening going on over here! Stay tuned as we add new photos and notes bi-weekly until completion on this particular project!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we will just let ours do most of the talking. What do you think?
Why Did the Deer Cross the Road?
Living or visiting in Utah definitely comes with its perks. There’s the “best snow on Earth” and within less than a few hours, and in all directions, can be found lakes, deserts, and huge mountains, along with National and State Parks galore! Yes, Utahns are truly blessed by the amazing nature of our location. It is every savvy outdoorsman’s and outdoorswoman’s dream! Yet, with the abundant nature, come the equally abundant critters that live here.
If you have ever driven up one of our many canyons, you are sure to have come across wildlife, and sometimes that wildlife gets froggy. This Mazda was the victim of a deer jumping into traffic, leaving the driver with very little time to react. We are happy to announce that the passengers were not harmed in the production of this blog. The deer? Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for Bambi. When life throws you a deer, come and see us! We will take the stress out of the situation and let you get on with life, making it so that the repair of your damaged vehicle is the last thing that you need to worry about! Stay safe out there!
(Everybody calm down, it’s not that kind of revolution.)
If you’ve ever been in a large motorhome, then you know what it feels like when the driver takes a corner a little too swiftly. It’s that same uncomfortable feeling we get when a plane suddenly drops hundreds of feet in altitude due to turbulence or when we are teaching our teenager how to drive for the first time. Our rear ends tighten and we grab the “oh crap handle” like our lives depend upon it. Cups are falling from cupboards, the kids are screaming, the dog is looking at you like you’ve lost your mind and in short, it isn’t a good feeling.
This Revolution had the unfortunate accident of being driven around a tight turn too quickly, sending it onto its drivers’ side. Every motorhome owner’s worst nightmare, right? Luckily, no one was injured in this event and the owner knew exactly where to take it to be fixed. The extensive damage will require quite the overhaul and we are diving into the task! The first step was getting it into the shop, which, even though we boasted about having large enough bays to accomodate any project, required that we actually tear down a wall to allow for the length of this beast. (Who says we don’t go the extra mile?)
The driver’s side received the majority of the damage, along with the front and tail ends. The interior had to be gutted due to the damage caused to the slide out and the entire drivers seat area had to be pulled out and gutted as well. Before this ginormous rig even makes it to body and paint we first have to fix the slide out and the front and tail ends, which sounds a lot easier than it will be in reality. If you look at the collage pictures, you will see the wiring harnesses hanging everywhere and the extent of what we are up against. But we love a good challenge, and boy did we get what we wanted!
Stay tuned as we cover the entire process, from start to finish over the next consecutive weeks. Watch as we turn this wreck back into a chariot fit for a king and queen! Have an interesting project for us? Reach out or stop by and let us show you what we can do for you!
I’m sure it’s happened to us all. We are in a rush so we hit up the nearest fast food joint drive-thru, thinking this is going to save time and, lo and behold, we are stuck there in line for 15-20 minutes because the guy in the van with 45 kids who’s in front of us has apparently ordered 10 of everything on the menu. Then you finally get your order and drive off quickly, looking to make up for even more lost time but by the time you actually check your bag you’re 5 miles away with no time to spare to turn back. Instead of getting what you ordered, you discover you have ended up with something that you weren’t even aware was on the menu. To top it off, there’s no straw, no ketchup, no napkins and the food’s cold. Pretty sure this is what begins every road rage incident.
Bottom line is that no one enjoys wasting their time and money, getting something other than what they asked for, or sloppy, rushed and inadequate service. JP’s Collision Center strives for excellence with each and every job that comes in. We won’t give you something you didn’t ask for and we never cut corners. Our completion dates are taken seriously and we do our best to meet each deadline on time, delivering an end-product that’s above your expectations. If a situation arises that requires more time, you will be informed ASAP. We will educate you on how the insurance process works, should you need it, and walk you through the entire process as we go. No surprises. No gimmicks. No games. Just straightforward and honest service.
We like the fact that we are unique and unlike any other auto body shop you will ever visit, especially the “big box” companies who couldn’t care less about you as an individual and only see dollar signs. That’s just not what we’re about. We enjoy getting to know our customers throughout the process and making you feel like a part of the family! We don’t want anyone to feel nervous about walking into our facility, though we get it. Too many companies out there will try to upsale you on something you didn’t really need or talk you into more than you want to spend. Some places won’t even make you aware of your options, using only the most expensive parts, instead of educating you about your options and letting you decide. Come visit us and leave your worries at our doormat! You can expect honest service at JP’s because integrity is the cornerstone of our business…and we won’t skimp on the metaphorical ketchup!
We wanted to share with everyone that we are also currently in the process of remodeling sections of the building to accommodate even larger projects! Remember our previous chat about the evolution of businesses? Change was needed, and we (quite literally) knocked down a few walls to make room for our largest challenge yet, which is currently in-process and we can’t wait to show you the results! Stay safe out there and stay tuned!
We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful time with family and friends over the holidays! The new year has begun, and with it, naturally, comes thoughts of change and progression. We take time to reevaluate and assess our current situations and welcome a chance to start again fresh. This applies to business owners as well because a successful business should take the time to do just this. No business remains in business for over 40 years without the constant growth and applied learning that comes with the various challenges that each year presents us.
JP’s Collision Center is proud to say that we have been adapting, changing, and making an effort to better our business strategies since 1978. That’s 41 years of business-related new year’s resolutions! We are always seeking ways to change with the market, stay up on technology, and deliver a higher level of service for our customers… and we are always open to suggestions on how to make the overall experience better, so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to message us! Love what we do? Let us know with a quick review! We can only get better when we recognize an opportunity for change and then make it happen. How can we better serve you?
Stay tuned for an exciting new year, filled with unique and fun commissions that we will do our best to document for your knowledge and enjoyment, from start to finish! Here’s to an amazing 2019!