Our History in the Word’s of Our Founder
The story of our company is a simple one really. Professional Collision was founded literally on a “wing and a prayer.” My wife Linda was a school teacher and mother. I was employed as an insurance adjuster. With limited funds, two small children and Linda’s blessing, we founded Professional Collision in 1977.
Our leap of faith took us from a 3,700 square-foot building to a place among the top 1% of collision repair shops in the country in the first ten years. Steadily and methodically, we built the company into what it is today — seven stores across the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast region employing over one hundred people and servicing thousands of clients a year. In the mid-90s, our sons, Billy and Donnie, came on board truly making Professional Collision a family-run business.
It’s been all about hard work, common sense, and above all else, treating our customers right. If a customer has a problem, I want them to call me directly. Customer satisfaction is what has kept us around for the last 40 years, and I believe having a decision-maker on site, ready to answer customer questions and concerns is what will keep us around for years to come.” — Bill Elmore, Sr.