Shop has five apprenticeship programs including estimatics, collision repair technician, refinisher, office manager/admin., and technician specialist (ADAS)
Irving, Texas—1Collision has announced the addition of On the Road Garage, which operates two locations in Texas. The Irving facility opened in 2020 and two years later, an additional location was established in Dallas. The company has 40 full-time employees.
“We are pleased to be adding our first licensees in the Dallas, Texas area,” said John Hollingsworth, 1Collision’s director of new location development. “Roy Villarreal and his team strive for greatness and they know there are always things that can be improved upon. We look forward to supporting them in their mission to grow.”
Established by CEO Michelle Corson, On the Road Garage is part of On the Road Companies, a family of businesses established in 2011. The businesses include Champion Impact Capital, On the Road Sustainability Funds, On the Road Lending and On the Road Motors, a Texas motor vehicle dealer that sources for clients at auction.
On the Road Garage focuses on mechanical and electronic repair of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), other smart-car technology that require diagnostics, and blueprinting.
Roy Villarreal, vice president of operations, said the company provides highly experienced and skilled collision technicians, customer service representatives and painters.
“What sets our collision repair facilities apart from others in the industry is our apprentice programs,” said Villarreal, who holds an I-CAR Platinum designation.
On the Road Garage has five apprenticeship programs registered with the Department of Labor. These include estimatics, collision repair technician, refinisher, office manager/admin., and automotive technician specialist (ADAS).
“We have created a culture of training and learning,” said Villarreal. “We do not hire anyone who is not willing to train someone or that’s not interested in continuing education.”
The company decided to join 1Collision after learning about the support the network provides to its locations. “We recognized the industry expertise and insight 1Collision can offer,” said Villarreal. “1Collision has many levels of support that we believe will help us improve our business model, and support our growth plan.”