By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2010
Premier Collision Estimators Miguel Garcia, Freddie Ferguson, Ralph Higinbotham and Jared Higinbotham.
Premier Collision of Broken Arrow takes a lot of pride in the business they’ve built on three primary principles – quality repair work, outstanding service, and experience. The 19 employees at Premier have a total of 338 years collective experience in the collision repair business. That’s an average of nearly 18 years per employee.
Co-owner Ralph Higinbotham has been in the repair business for over 40 years. He and Monte Whitaker founded Premier Collision in 2001. “We want our courtesy, willingness to please, and the pride we take in our work to impress each and every customer we serve,” says Faye. One thing’s for sure – you will be met with a warm, friendly smile and greeting from Faye as soon as you walk through their doors. She makes you feel right at home.
All repairs made to your vehicle at Premier Collision come with a lifetime warranty for as long as you own the vehicle. Locally owned and operated, Premier provides direct repair for many major insurance companies and does collision repair work for all insurance providers. And, for your convenience, there is an Avis Rental Car service on site. As soon as you arrive at the shop, an experienced estimator will assess the damages and provide you with a complete list of parts and labor costs to put your vehicle back into tip-top shape. You’ll know exactly what the total cost is going to be before you leave the parking lot. Premier has four estimators: Miguel Garcia, Freddie Ferguson, Ralph Higinbotham and Jared Higinbotham.
When the repair work is begun at Premier Collision, be assured that first-rate technicians will be using only genuine manufacturer recommended replacement parts as they put your car or truck back into like-new condition. You’ll be pleased with what you see and the quality of the work when your vehicle’s repairs are completed and it is returned to you.
You needn’t have a collision to utilize the services offered by Premier. They do much more than collision repair service. Some of the other products and services they provide are window tinting, custom upholstery and repairs to damaged leather on dashboards. Upholstery services include factory replacement seat covers, leather kits, and custom leather seat covers and interiors. They install alarm systems, remotes, DVD players and custom car stereo systems.
Premier Collision installed a state-of-the-art PPG waterborne paint system over a year ago that represented a big change for their collision shop’s paint operation. “The changeover, however, was really quite simple,” stated Ralph, “and our shop has been productive since day one because we chose the right technology, the right equipment, and our training and preparation was in order before making the switch.” Premier was the first collision center in the metro Tulsa area to utilize the PPG waterborne paint system.
If you’re ever in need of collision repair services, think Premier Collision. They even offer pick up and delivery services. Some of their staff members are bilingual, speaking English plus German or Spanish, therefore reducing the probability of language barriers. The Higinbothams’ son, Roger, is now running Owasso Collision, a sister shop.
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.