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About Cole’s Collision

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John Cole, owner of Cole’s Collision Centers.

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John Cole started working on opening his first Collision Center in 2006. With the help of his father and some other close supporters he renovated the 1904 Central Ave building and turned it into a state of the art collision center facility. With previous experience managing a high volume collision center at a local dealership, John knew what it would take to get his collision center running!

 

Purchasing the necessary equipment and hiring a couple key employees kicked his goals into gear. Cole’s Collision Center of Colonie opened for business in January of 2007. Obtaining his first contracts with insurance companies proved to mark the road for success and John’s business continued to grow steadily. Unfortunately, as his professional career was developing nicely, his father and biggest supporter, had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away.

In just a couple of years Cole’s Collision Center of Colonie was a huge competitor in the Capital District in the collision industry. As his volume and sales grew he continued to employ the best technicians and staff from the area until John’s first collision center was running at full capacity.

After achieving this goal, John knew his work was not done. In May of 2007, Cole’s Collision Center’s acquired the two Spa Body Works LTD locations in Ballston Spa and Wilton. With John’s experience in the industry he knew just what had to be done to turn these two shops into high volume competitors in the collision center arena. Within the first year of ownership John rearranged the staff and hired qualified technicians and signed DRP contracts with insurance companies looking to work with growing shops.

John looks to provide the safest repair to his community at every location. He is proud to stand by all four of his shops and hopes to grow in every aspect of the collision center industry.

We continued to grow by opening clifton Park in 2012 and most recently relocated our Cole’s Collision Center of Colonie from 1904 Central Avenue to 1517 Central Avenue with a brand new state of the art facility.

josh-jewettJosh Jewett is the general manager of Cole’s Collision Centers, overseeing day-to-day operations at five Capital Region centers. Since 2007, Josh has played a lead role in the growth and success of the company and set new standards for best practice.

After graduating from Hudson Valley Community College in 2002 with a degree in autobody repair, Josh began his career at a Cadillac dealership in Albany. Moving to a Chevrolet dealership as an estimator in 2005, he was promoted to assistant manager within his first year.

As Josh’s business acquaintance, John Cole, was establishing his own business, Josh worked with him to convert a vacant building in Colonie into the first Cole’s Collision Center in 2007. In his career at Cole’s, Josh has worked his way up from technician to estimator and now to general manager of all five state-of-the-art facilities.

Performing all types of maintenance and full body repairs, Josh dedicated himself to the company’s success, and help grow it from the ground up. Cole’s built a crew of five employees by the end of the first year, allowing Josh to move into a management role and position the company for future expansion.

Today, Josh and Cole’s Collision team strive to provide the highest quality customer service and excellence in autobody repair, meticulously following the highest industry standards, and strictly adhering to manufacturers repair specifications. It is with his open-minded approach and a team of dedicated employees that makes Cole’s Collision the award-winning business it is today.

“Our industry is fast-paced and always evolving. I love being part of such a dynamic industry.” Josh said. ” We are extremely passionate about customer service and quality craftsmanship. That’s not just a tagline. Craftsmanship isn’t simply a good paint job; it’s a thorough process implemented from the first minute the cars enters the building. Standards are set and followed every single time from start to end.”

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Josh is CCED Certified.

 

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Cole’s Collision Partners

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Cole’s Collision Centers Locations

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