Since 1982 Kaczar Collision has proudly served the Jamestown area. Now it is doing so from a new location on Fluvanna Avenue.
Locally owned and operated, Kaczar Collision originally started as a one-car garage before growing into the largest car repair shop in the area.
Steve Kaczar, owner and founder of Kaczar Collision, always had a passion for vehicles.
From left to right is: Candi L. Weinman, secretary; Kris Foe, technician; Joe Kaczar, technician; Steve Kaczar, owner; Ryan Kaczar, technician; Jacqueline Chiarot, regional director for Congressman Tom Reed; and Justin Hanft, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. Absent from the photo is Eric Harvey, technician.
"My dad just grew up always working on cars," said Joe Kaczar, the younger son of Steve Kaczar and one of the three owners. "He started doing the body shop industry when he was 17 years old and went on his own when he was 23."
Joe Kaczar ended up joining the family business when his father went on a vacation, and his elder brother, Ryan, needed help at the shop.
"I just went down for a week to help out and never left," he said.
Kaczar Collision specializes in collision and accident repair, but the company also offers other services such as complete paint and restoration, specialty paints for all types of motorcycles, limited mechanical services and 24-hour towing.
"We buy different tools and machinery to help ensure that we make the most proper repair that is possible to make," Joe Kaczar said.
Kaczar Collision follows I-CAR Repair standards to ensure proper repair and works closely with insurance agencies, so all types of insurance can be accepted.
"Everything we do is driven toward making the customer happy," he said.
Since moving to their new location, Kaczar Collision hired two technicians and a secretary with plans of hiring two to three more people in the future. Even though they just moved, Kaczar Collision looks toward future expansion as the business continues to grow.
Kaczar Collision can now be found on 3067 Fluvanna Ave. Extension in Jamestown. The business is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The business can be reached at 487-0947 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The towing service number is 665-9461.