From where we began to now - a few words from the founder:
Car Body Care Centre was established in 2009 to provide an affordable, reliable and high quality service to the local community. I was a very experienced vehicle technician working for a large vehicle repairs franchise when I recognised how impersonal and often intimidating those large establishments could be. I noticed many lease companies, insurance companies etc using the services but no real engagement with members of the local community. I remember wondering why they hadn’t managed to appeal to both; wondering what could be done differently to entice local residents and large companies to feel welcome.
Wanting to make a difference, and to build a better life for my family, I saw an opportunity to open my own garage in the heart of Bexley Village, where I hoped my vision of a personal and friendly business would be well received by residents and businesses alike. It was a huge gamble so, of course, like most new businesses I started small and worked my way up; earning the trust and loyalty of the local community as I built up my customer base.
By 2020, a year when so many businesses suffered and even failed, Car Body Care Centre was thriving and outgrowing the premises in Bexley. It had grown into a highly professional crash repairs and alloy wheel refurbishment centre, offering a friendly and personal service with extremely competitive prices and a service to rival any. The once ‘one man band’ had evolved into a team of experienced technicians and Car Body Care Centre needed to expand.
In April 2021, the new centre in Whitstable opened and it looks as though the success from Bexley Village has followed; for that I am so grateful to the local community for welcoming us and putting their trust in us.
I believe that Car Body Care Centre has the perfect mix of being that local, personal business but with the benefit of state of the art machinery capable of large scale repair contracts and a team offering an unrivalled, professional service. We hope to welcome many customers, new and old, to the new Whitstable centre and look forward to meeting you and settling into our new community. As well as continuing to serve the Bexley community.
- Danny Paine