By: Paul Wagner
Target Collision has provided auto body service to local drivers since 1949.
Current owner Rick Howell took over 15 years ago. He has added employees, high-tech equipment and new services.
The 15 employees have their hands full. They repair an average of 25 vehicles each week. And Howell says the numbers keep growing.
He said, "Over the last 15 years we have more than quadrupled what the sales were in 2000 when we bought the business."
Much of the collision repair work comes because Target is on the list of preferred shops for many auto insurance companies.
And Howell says the company gets good marks from previous customers.
He said, "Most people say they were referred by someone. A neighbor or a friend had their car repaired and was very happy."
Howell says he plans to keep the company growing in the future.