By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013
Premier Collision Center co-owner Ralph Higinbotham offers a lifetime warranty on all repairs for as long as you own the vehicle.
Ralph Higinbotham and his partner, Monte Whitaker, have built Premier Collision Center of Broken Arrow on the principles of quality, service, experience and integrity. The company is locally owned and operated and was founded in 2001. When you walk into their facility, you’ll immediately receive a friendly greeting and you can’t help but feel their eagerness to assist you. Premier is a first-class collision repair operation, and you sense it in the owners, estimators and qualified technicians who complete each task of repairing and putting your vehicle back into original condition after it has been damaged. Premier Collision employees have dozens of years of impressive experience in the collision repair business.
When you drop your vehicle off for collision repairs, there’s an Avis Rental Car service on site for your convenience. Then when you’ve been notified that your car has been repaired and is ready for pick up, simply drive to Premier, drop off your rental car, inspect and receive your repaired vehicle, and be on your way. “We extend a lifetime warranty on all repairs and paint as long as you own the vehicle,” says Ralph. “Most collision repair operations only cover paint for three years.” Premier Collision provides direct repair for many major insurance companies, and they do collision repairs for all insurance providers.
If you do not need a rental vehicle while yours is at Premier Collision for repairs, the company offers both pick up and delivery services for your convenience. Just let them know when you need the service and they will accommodate you accordingly.
When you first bring your vehicle to Premier Collision, an experienced estimator will immediately assist you by assessing the damages to your car. You will then be provided a complete list of parts and labor costs needed to repair and put the vehicle back on the road in excellent condition.
Premier uses computerized frame machines, a computerized paint matching system, and downdraft paint booths. Their waterborne system by PPG reduces harmful emissions by 80 percent, and Premier was the first collision center in the Tulsa area to switch to the waterborne paint system. They have the ability to match any color and it makes no difference whether the original paint was a solvent- or water-based coating. “Our waterborne paint system is environmentally ‘green’ and provides a beautiful factory finish. It is every bit as durable as was the finish on your vehicle when it was new,” says Ralph.
Whether your automobile has been involved in a front end collision or a fender bender, Premier Collision Center is qualified and equipped to perform the repairs in a professional manner, and they ensure that you’ll be totally satisfied with every detail of the finished product. Be safe as you drive, but if you ever need collision repair service, be sure to call or come by Premier Collision for a quote. No appointment is necessary. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.