By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2007
Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision Center, stands by a wrecked vehicle that will soon be restored to like-new condition.
Quality, integrity, service and experience. These are the attributes upon which Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision Center, has built his collision repair business. Fay Higinbotham, Ralph’s wife, greets all customers with a pleasant “hello” and friendly smile upon their entrance into the shop. Immediately recognized is the genuine, nice atmosphere and staff.
Most people are probably unaware of all the products and services offered by Premier Collision in addition to collision repairs. One of the company’s vehicle-enhancing services is ArmorThane truck bed spray-on liners. ArmorThane liners are known for their outstanding durability and long-lasting performance. They resist denting and scratching, firmly hold their shape and are flexible enough to not break or chip. The liners protect against corrosion and rust elements, they reduce slipping and skidding, and they absorb impact to reduce vibration and noise.
Another quality product offered at Premier Collision is window tinting. With the intensity of Oklahoma’s summer sun, most drivers would enjoy professionally-installed tinting on their windows. Not only does it add a touch of class, but the tinting blocks the sun’s rays from penetrating the vehicle’s windows. The result is a cooler driver, both literally and figuratively.
Other products that are available at Premier Collision are car stereo systems and custom upholstery. Professional installers can replace, upgrade and improve a car’s sound system. A complete automobile upholstery shop is onsite, as well as a professional installer to handle repairs, replacements and upgrades to auto seat covers. Damaged leather upholstery or dashboards can generally be repaired with the use of a leather repair kit. Premier Collision even has custom-designed products, such as pillows, for special needs.
Dennis Taylor, body technician, replaces a motor mount.
Remote starters, keyless entry systems and alarm systems are also popular accessories at Premier Collision. Additionally, the company’s professionals can install power windows and locks, as well as Digital Video System products. Fay advises, “Please be prepared to be patient for our accessory services.” Upon calling or stopping in for an estimate, a time will be scheduled for customers to have accessory work done.
Premier Collision, which covers a total of 30,000 square feet, is more than just a body repair shop. Customers can be comforted by the fact that all repairs and paintwork come with written, lifetime warranties. For vehicles that will be in the shop for extended periods of time, the onsite Avis rental car facility helps in customer convenience.
Call Premier Collision today at (918) 258-9595 or stop by and visit for an estimate or more information. Appointments are not necessary for estimates. A friendly, courteous employee is always available to assist customers.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.