“It was clear that 1Collision had the desire to assist Valley Collision on our path of growth and expansion,” noted Kennealy. “It also didn’t go unnoticed that 1Collision was the only provider that reached out to us, answered all of our questions and gave us the time and consideration to work through this decision.”
The business owners said there is tremendous value in the 1Collision business model.
“With plenty of solid choices for independent owner/operators, we truly feel that 1Collision is the best partner for us as we grow,” said Kennealy. “There’s a great balance of assistance and support as needed versus monthly expectations and the time consumptions of some of the other opportunities in the industry.”
Valley Collision prides itself on providing the finest collision repair services and ensuring quality craftsmanship and repair on every job.
Earlier this year, Kennealy and Cochran acquired the assets of an existing business with the purpose of focusing on the well-being of their employees and workforce first.
“We have a strong core belief and it has proven itself to be correct—especially in the challenging times we’re in—that our first and most important asset is the team,” said Kennealy. “We have been extremely fortunate to be able to staff our location with extremely professional technicians, painters and support personnel.”
By building from within, he said they have developed an “everyone on the same page” philosophy, which allows the company to focus on business and the complexity of where volume comes from.
“Our commitment to customers goes beyond providing top-quality repair services,” said Cochran. “We treat customers like family, ensuring they feel comfortable and supported from our facilities to our processes and repair standards.
Kennealy said it has been truly humbling returning to ownership and he appreciates the efforts of those who have assisted him and his team at Valley Collision – Mesa.