Catherman’s brings 50 years of experience to the craft
New to the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Chatherman’s Collision Center LLC, is open and ready for business as of January 2019. With over 50 years of experience in the business, Robert Thomas Jr. and his father Robert Thomas Sr. work together to provide auto body collision repairs to those in need.
“My husband and his father have been doing body collision repairs for well over 50 years now between the two of them,” said Joanne Thomas, wife of Thomas Jr. They have had several different businesses, and just recently took over this location in Newberry in January.”
Wanting to be self-employed, Thomas Jr. decided to use the skills his father originally taught him to begin his own collision repair business, according to wife Joanne. Thomas Jr.’s father, now 73 years old, continues his work with auto body repairs to provide efficient and quality services.
“They have a lot of talent between the two of them. They really care about the quality of their work and strive to do well in their field,” said Joanne.
The extended team in the shop has worked together for well over 10 years now, according to their website. A trip to the collision center will begin with a smooth scheduling process with Mrs. Thomas and Mike Klees at the front desk.
“We’re able to provide our customers rentals for them when their vehicles are getting fixed…We give great estimates at no cost and we are here to work with them and get them scheduled and make the process as efficient as possible,” explained Joanne. “We accept all insurance companies, there is not a single one we don’t take.”
Services provided by the collision center include: autobody repairs, collision repairs, frame machine, autobody painting, and free estimates for the services. All insurances are accepted and rentals will be provided if wanted through Enterprise rental services.
The company is located on 2233 Royal Ave. in Williamsport, and they are open for business Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“My father-in-law is still here and is 73,” said Mrs. Thomas. “He’s here and still helping his son, so that goes to show how much they care to help each other and help others. It is pretty impressive.”