At Mike’s Collision Center, we understand that our industry has a stigma of negativity. That’s why we always make sure our customers feel comfortable during the whole process, ensuring their repairs are done efficiently and correctly.
When you are involved in a collision, a lot of concerns may be on your mind. Your car is damaged and you may be without transportation. You may wonder about your insurance coverage, what costs will be incurred, but the most prevailing question is “When will my life return to normal?” With these concerns resulting from one single incident, the focus at Mike’s Collision Center is not on your vehicle, but on you. Our primary goal is to honestly and professionally meet your needs even as we provide high-quality repair for your car.
Owners Mike and Stacy Mavec credit the success of their business to having a well-trained team that is committed to customer service at every stage. The goal of the team is to provide quality repair service and workmanship that is in line with industry standards. Mike’s Collision Center technicians understand that every car is a personal investment and use the finest materials, equipment and training available to return your vehicle to its pre-loss condition. Because automotive design and technology have advanced rapidly, Mike’s Collision Center technicians continuously update and improve the processes used as they adhere to the strict guidelines determined by the vehicle manufacturer to ensure that your car is restored correctly.
Owner Mike Mavec’s interest in the collision repair industry was sparked by chance when he began working between high school and college as a detailer. Mike’s ability to work with and motivate people helped him earn a promotion to a production manager position. By 1994, Mike was ready to expand into a new venue, and he and a partner opened a facility in Bloomington, Illinois. The growth and development of the facility helped Mike establish a connection to the Bloomington-Normal community, where the business grew.
Mike used the partner venture to develop business relationships with community members. At the same time, he established a rapport with insurance professionals as being reputable and trustworthy. With a goal of providing customers with the best service and highest quality repairs possible, Mike realized and fulfilled the dream of building his own collision repair facility. Mike’s Collision Center was opened in January 2006, having been built with considerable attention to detail and the need for a professional approach in collision repair. The facility was designed and equipped to repair today’s vehicles correctly and efficiently. Mike wants to satisfy customers’ needs and get them back on their way without any additional anxiety. “My name’s on the building,” he says. “I’m always around to provide attentive and caring service with a personal touch.”
Our Commitment to the Environment
Mike’s Collision Center is going an extra step in its environmental awareness. Mike’s is the first and only facility in the region to convert its paint to a more environmentally friendly system, using waterborne paint. In addition to reducing the pollution emissions, the many side benefits to this conversion include improved color match capabilities with late model vehicles. Waterborne paint is more consistent in its application and the majority of automobile manufacturers have already made the switch to waterborne paint. There is no mandate, but according to owner Mike Mavec, “I feel the time is right for us to invest our money and efforts into something that will help everyone (even beyond our customer base).”
In addition to their genuine concern for your well-being and providing high-quality vehicle repair while maintaining manufacturer’s standards, the Mike’s Collision Center team is environmentally conscious. Mike’s participates in an aggressive recycling program, recycling everything that it can:
- all sheet metal
- plastic bumpers
- plastic headlights and taillights
- paint waste
- office paper
Our Dedication to Continuing Education
Ensuring that your vehicle is restored to the manufacturer’s specifications requires many hours of continuing education. Mike’s Collision Center is the only repair facility in the region to have achieved and maintained its designation as an I-Car Gold Class facility. To attain this level of certification, Gold Class professionals are dedicated to training their employees on the latest collision repair technology to help achieve a safe and complete repair. In addition to the facility being designated with an I-Car Gold ranking, technicians at Mike’s have been recognized for attaining I-Car Platinum individual certification for achieving a high level of individual technical training. Since 2006, Mike’s Collision Center has been committed to excellence in the automobile collision repair industry.