Learn more about Auto Collision Specialists in this great new article!
How and when did Chuck and Carey start the business? How important is family to this multi-generational body shop? How have things evolved over time and what does the future hold? Read more below!
For Chuck Scilipote of Auto Collision Specialists (ACS) in Reisterstown, MD, staying in business for 36 years has required a lot of work and flexibility. From writing estimates to fixing cars to making deliveries, he has done it all. What started out as an individual enterprise has now blossomed into a lucrative business that employees 17 people.
“When I was 12 years old, I started helping my stepfather with body work – side projects on the evenings and weekends, [including] sanding cars and prepping for painting,” he recalls. “My first overall paint job was at 16 years old. I liked it because it was very rewarding to make something that was smashed up look brand new again.”
Thankfully, Scilipote has been able to pass down that sense of accomplishment to his sons Charles, Daniel and Andrew, who – to no one’s surprise – work for him at ACS. “Working with them is the main reason I love going to work every single day. I get to be with my kids.”
In addition to hiring only the most qualified technicians, ACS is able to sustain its success by staying up to date on everything that is going on within the industry, including all the high-tech electronics that are now being put on all cars.
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