We Treat You Like Family!
Center Collision is an independently owned family Business started by Kevin & Debbie House in 1995. Our team of technicians are certified and trained on the latest models of vehicles and are capable of returning any vehicle to pre-accident condition. We know having an auto collision accident can be a stressful and disruptive experience and we are here to help you through the auto body repair process every step of the way. Contact us today for all auto body repair needs.
The Wheels to Prosper initiative awards a worthy and deserving person from the community a car that has been fully serviced and in good working condition. The selection is made from nominations submitted by people in the community of those who continuously give back to others. Center Collision is proud to be a sponsor of this amazing program!
In the beginning the business was started as a hobby by working out of my garage at home in my spare time while working part-time at United Parcel Service. After a few years I decided to leave my part-time job with UPS and follow my dream of owning a collision repair shop. Since graduating in 1982 from Franklin Pierce High School, I have been in the automotive industry. My wife and I established Center Collision in 1995, the same year we were married and began to start a family. (We now have a wonderful family of 6 children, including 3 boys and 3 girls.) As the business, along with our family, began to grow and space became tight we had to move 2 times before purchasing commercial property of our own.
In 2005 we moved from our previous location to our current and final location here at 1111 Center Street in Tacoma. We purchased a building which had already been partially turned into an auto body shop. With some hard work and plenty of help from friends we were able to finish things up and open for business at our new location as Center Collision. The Building came with plenty of history. It had been a Tacoma Icon for years known as the “Spout & Toad Restaurant”, well known for serving large portions of food including burgers, fries, and yes, frog legs.
Many of our customers have commented that they used to eat here years ago when it was a popular restaurant. I’ve heard that this building was a popular hang-out for Tacoma Police, City workers, and even the native Tacoma ’70’s Band “The Ventures” well known among other things for the theme song to Hawaii Five-0.
Since moving here we have been able to grow and also expand our services. Most of our work now is directly from insurance claims due to auto accidents, rather than doing mostly paint jobs. We now accept every insurance company operating in the state of Washington. We also repair many vehicles from rental car companies such as Hertz, along with vehicles in the Transportation Motor Pool from Joint Base Lewis & McCord. We have also recently added a full detail shop in order to provide our customers with even better service.
Our Goal at Center Collision is to repair vehicles properly, safely, and to assist our customers through the process of Insurance Claims. We take pride in our work and value your Business!