New owners have developed a business plan to purchase underperforming collision repair facilities in the Phoenix area and grow them
Chandler, Ariz.—James and Kelly Huard, the owners of Painter’s Collision Centers, have officially opened the doors to their newest collision repair facility in Chandler, Ariz.
Family-owned and -operated, Painter’s Collision Centers started as a single location in Queen Creek, Ariz. When the founding owners retired in January 2021, the Huards took ownership, bringing with them the same family values, as well as more than 35 years of collision repair experience.
Owner/Operator James Huard grew up in the collision repair industry while working at his father’s shop. In the following years, he held various roles in collision repair, including operational and ownership positions, and garnered respect from customers, colleagues, insurance companies, and executives for his work ethic and industry knowledge.
As the chief financial officer, Kelly Huard holds years of business experience, with her success in the fields of commercial real estate, commercial HVAC, and restaurant and hospitality. She is experienced in setting up infrastructure, including human resources, payroll, administration, SOPs and all financial services, which applies well to her current role.
Combining their skills and business experience, James and Kelly have developed a strategic business plan to purchase underperforming collision repair facilities in the Phoenix area and grow them, forming a regional MSO. With the addition of the Chandler facility, they are on their way to achieving their goal.
James said, “Our mission is to provide a superior collision repair experience for customers, featuring high-quality repairs done according to manufacturers’ standards and outstanding customer service. We can’t wait to bring our level of service to more of our neighbors in the East Valley community.”