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  1. FAIRFIELD — Delaware Street at Webster Street was closed Thursday afternoon as Solano County sheriff’s deputies captured suspected thieves, according to a social media post from the department. A Sheriff’s deputy was conducting a security check of vineyards along the 2000 block of Mankas Corner Road at approximately 12:50 p.m. when the deputy saw an older, unmarked tow truck and a small black Honda Civic driving toward him on the narrow vineyard road. As he drove toward the two vehicles, the driver of the tow truck, Israel G. Hernandez, 29, of Fairfield, stopped the tow truck suddenly and turned it around quickly, attempting to flee in the opposite direction, the post said. The driver of the Honda, Alvaro M. Rosas Villa Gomez, 31, of Fairfield, drove toward the deputy’s unmarked patrol vehicle and pulled across the narrow road to block the deputy’s path, the post said. When the deputy activated his vehicle’s emergency lights, Rosas Villa Gomez accelerated the Honda past him through the vineyard. The deputy advised surrounding units of both fleeing vehicles and decided to pursue Rosas Villa Gomez through the vineyard. Rosas Villa Gomez jumped out of the Honda and began running away, the post said. Within minutes, deputies were able set up a perimeter and located Rosas Villa Gomez hiding in a nearby barn underneath a stack of wood. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Solano County Jail. Almost simultaneously to Rosas Villa Gomez fleeing from the deputy, a patrol sergeant arrived on scene and saw the tow truck driven by Hernandez fleeing from the area onto Mankas Corner Road. The sergeant attempted a traffic stop. Hernandez failed to stop and led the sergeant, patrol deputies and members of the Fairfield Police Department on a vehicle pursuit that spanned several county and city streets, the post said. During the pursuit, it was determined there were two occupants inside the tow truck. The passenger was Joshua R. Bueno, 36, Suisun City. The tow truck had a large black generator attached to a wire, which was dangling from the tow arm of the truck. Approximately 15 minutes into the pursuit, the tow truck turned down a narrow alley in the area off Delaware and Webster streets. There, Hernandez jumped from the driver’s side of the moving tow truck and began running in an opposite direction. Bueno remained seated inside the front passenger seat, the post said. Responding units from the Sheriff’s Enforcement Team were positioned near the alleyway and were able to chase down Hernandez, who was captured without incident. A deputy stayed closely behind the tow truck, which was rolling down the alleyway without a driver. The tow truck veered quickly from the alleyway, through the front yard of a residence on Webster Street, into a parked truck. Inside the Honda, deputies located plates/sides and a cross-bar from the generator attached to the tow truck, the post said. A record check revealed the generator was reported as stolen by the Benicia Police Department. Hernandez remained in jail Friday on suspicion of evading a police officer with disregard to public safety, vehicle theft and receiving stolen property, all felonies, and misdemeanor allegations of obstructing a police officer and possession of a controlled substance, according to jail records. He was also held without bail for a suspected probation violation. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Rosas Villa Gomez remained in jail Friday on suspicion of misdemeanor allegation of resisting an officer and trespassing in connection with Thursday’s incidents. He was held without bail on three separate warrants: one that involved three felony allegations, one that involves four misdemeanor allegations and one that involves two misdemeanor allegations and two infractions, according to jail records. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Bueno was initially booked in suspicion of receiving stolen property, a felony, with bail set at $25,000. Jail records do not list him as remaining in custody Friday afternoon. Anyone with additional information about to this incident asked to call the Solano County Sheriff’s Office at 421-7090. RESOURCE LINK
  2. 1 In Custody After Shooting Of Tow Truck Operator And Carjacking One man was taken into custody Friday following an early morning shooting of a tow truck driver and carjacking involving an Infinity Q50. MIAMI, FL -- One man was taken into custody Friday following an early morning shooting of a tow truck driver and carjacking involving an Infinity Q50 that had been repossessed in northwest Miami-Dade moments earlier. Detective Lee Cowart of the Miami-Dade Police Department told Patch that the shooting took place around 4 a.m. in a parking lot at 14735 NW 11 Court, which is about a block away from the location where the black Q50 was repossessed. The tow truck driver, identified as 31-year-old Petr Cherepanov, drove himself to North Shore Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to Miami-Dade police. He appeared to have been struck by a bullet fragment. Cowart said shots rang out of a gray Ford Fusion as the tow truck driver and his assistant were parked in separate vehicles. The tow truck driver's assistant, identified as 23-year-old Cristian Fernandez, was not injured though his vehicle was also struck. Cowart said that Miami-Dade police recovered a vehicle matching the description of Ford Fusion but detectives were still trying to determine the man in custody's involvement, if any, with the shooting. "He's associated with the vehicle in some manner," Cowart explained, noting that the Fusion was recovered at NW 143 Street and 12th Avenue. "We're still looking for the Infinity," Cowart said. Police were asking for the public's help in locating the stolen Q50. It has a tag of KGX-E48. RESOURCE LINK
  3. FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio - A driver involved in a crash that severely injured a tow truck driver March 18 has been indicted on 8 charges. Roy Hollingsworth, 35, faces charges of aggravated vehicular assault, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and drug possession. According to a police report, Hollingsworth was driving an Acura that went left of center and hit a tow truck driver on March 18. The tow truck driver was pinned in the crash. The Association of Professional Towers (APTO) says the tow truck driver had to have his legs amputated. According to the indictments, Hollingsworth had cocaine, marijuana and alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. Hollingsworth was indicted on April 25. He is scheduled to be arraigned on May 9. RESOURCE LINK
  4. While the people who ride in tow trucks aren’t sworn officers, sometimes they are tasked with keeping people safe, and this was the case for one driver on April 9th when a car overturned on the road. “I immediately wanted to panic,” said truck drive Erin Reed. “My first reaction was to run.” But that was actually the opposite of what she did. Reed was on her way to another call when she saw the overturned vehicle. “It was fresh and it was still kind of smoking and when I pulled up to the vehicle, I can see somebody’s hand on the window. So I jumped out and went around to assist them,” Reed said. While Reed is not an officer, she works for Detroit Police Towing and when she saw the accident before police, she knew she had to help. “I saw the overturned car, and I had to do something,” Reed said. The car was flipped over around 8 a.m. on one of the busiest highways, Davison Freeway. “I was raised in a very loving family, and that’s just what we do. We don’t think twice and we take care of each other and we take care of people.” she said. It was only a few minutes before Michigan State Police got to the scene to work on the crash, but those minutes could have meant life or death. “The first thing that came to my mind was excellent job,” said Captain Michael Parish of the Detroit Police Department. RESOURCE LINK with video
  5. Congrats to the 2019 WTRAA Tow Woman of the Year Jessica Martin Kuntz
  6. Congrats to the 2019 WTRAA Presidential Commitment to Excellence Award Recipient Laura Staats-Mastronardi.
  7. NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after a tow truck driver was shot at in Northwest Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Police said a man and his assistant came under fire as they were working on repossessing a vehicle along Northwest 147th Street and 11th Avenue, Friday morning. The driver was struck by a bullet fragment and drove himself to North Shore Hospital. He’s believed to be in stable condition. 7News cameras captured the tow truck riddled with bullet holes outside the hospital’s emergency room. Damage could be seen on the windshield along with a blown out rear window. Officials said the gunman drove up to the victims in a dark grey Ford Fusion before opening fire. The assistant, who was in a separate vehicle, escaped uninjured. According to police, the subjects fled in the Ford as well as the black Infiniti Q50 the victims were trying to repossess. The Infiniti’s tag number is said to be KGXE48. If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. RESOURCE LINK with video
  8. Woman convicted of crashing into a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper’s squad and a tow truck ‘Felt fine to drive:’ 1 1/2 years in prison for woman convicted of crashing into squad, tow truck KENOSHA COUNTY — A woman convicted of crashing into a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper’s squad and a tow truck while driving drunk with three children in her vehicle was sentenced to prison Thursday, April 25. Yessica Trevino, 31, of Fond du Lac, in March pleaded guilty to two charges: Knowingly operating without a valid license, causing great bodily harm Causing injury/OWI (passenger under 16) In court on Thursday, Trevino was sentenced to serve three years’ probation on the first conviction, and 18 months in prison and six months’ extended supervision on the second conviction, with credit for 145 days’ time served. The probation was ordered to be served consecutively to the extended supervision, so Trevino will essentially be on probation for three years and six months following the prison sentence. Trevino was ordered to pay more than $49,000 in restitution. Her driver’s license was suspended for 18 months, and she was ordered to utilize an ignition interlock device. The wreck happened on the evening of Dec. 2, 2018 along southbound I-94/I-41 near Bristol. According to the criminal complaint, deputies on the scene saw a black sedan (driven by Trevino) quickly pass one squad before Trevino lost control and struck the rear end of a state trooper’s squad at a high rate of speed. The collision “pushed that squad car forward so that the front of the squad car was near the front of the tow truck.” The airbags in the squad deployed — and the trooper “stated he was experiencing back and head pain as a result of the impact.” When a deputy went to Trevino’s vehicle, he saw two children in the back seat. One of the children was in an infant seat that had “turned over, indicating it was improperly installed.” The deputy estimated that child was 1. A second child, age 3, was “on top of the overturned infant seat and crying loudly.” A third child, age 11, was outside of the vehicle. He had been ejected from the vehicle, his head struck the median wall, and he had a deep cut to his face. The complaint indicated the boy was “crying and repeating, ‘This has to be a dream.'” The complaint indicated a deputy saw a bag inside Trevino’s car that contained “four opened cans of alcoholic beverages.” Also inside the vehicle was a pill bottle with “a small amount of a green leafy substance with a pungent, skunky smell.” The deputy said this appeared to be marijuana — and tests later confirmed that. When questioned by investigators, Trevino “admitted that she did not have a valid driver’s license on that day, nor has she ever possessed a valid driver’s license.” Trevino told law enforcement “she had been traveling from her own residence in Fond du Lac” to her brother’s residence in Waukegan, Illinois. She “admitted that she had been drinking wine before leaving her residence. She estimated drinking two glasses.” When she left her house, the complaint indicated Trevino told police “she felt fine to drive” and she denied drinking while driving. She said the empty alcoholic beverage cans inside her car belonged to someone else — and the marijuana belonged to her mother. Trevino told police “she did not think she was impaired at the time of driving, but also stated that the wine she drank may have impacted her ability to control her vehicle and react to conditions on the road.” RESOURCE LINK
  9. 1 rescued after being pinned beneath vehicle RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - One person was rescued after becoming pinned underneath a vehicle Thursday morning in Rusk County. Crims Chapel Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to a rescue call. “Jerry’s Wrecker Service arrived shortly after Engine 15 with a heavy wrecker. A tactical decision was made to use the heavy wrecker’s crane and rescue cribbing, to stabilize the vehicle while being lifted,” the fire department wrote in a social media statement. The person was freed from the vehicle and later evaluated. They did not require medical treatment. The VFD says a tire was being removed and the bed of the truck fell on the tire. “Always use a jack suitable for the size of vehicle and ground surface, and never attempt to remove a tire while someone is beneath the vehicle. This is by no way criticizing those involved, just something to think about for safety purposes,” the VFD wrote. Henderson Fire Department and Kilgore Fire Department assisted with the incident. RESOURCE LINK And this is the cause of the accident which could have easily been avoided. Personally I refuse to use bottle jacks. However any jack by itself without a stable base would have had this outcome. Glad to here there were no injuries and a huge kudos to Jerry's Wrecker Service and Henderson Fire Department
  10. JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - According to Rankin County Coroner, 37-year-old Michael Buffington died in the accident. One person is dead following a wreck on I-20 westbound just past the Highway 49 exit. Pearl police say a roll back wrecker and a car collided, the wrecker flipped over the edge onto the median of I-20. The other vehicle rolled upside down and rested on the rail of the flyover. Traffic is backed up. Anyone traveling west on I-20 through Jackson and into Rankin County is advised to use extreme caution. RESOURCE LINK with Video
  11. Tow truck driver fighting for life after hit-and-run crash on I-95 (Source: NBC12 Viewer) April 20, 2019 at 9:37 PM EDT - Updated April 20 at 9:37 PM HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating after a tow truck driver was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 95 in Henrico. Police were called to I-95 northbound, north of Parham Road, around 5:22 p.m. on Saturday. The wrecker driver was assisting a disabled RV on the right shoulder of the road when he was struck by a vehicle, police said. The vehicle that hit him did not stop, and may have continued northbound on I-95 or taken the Interstate 295 exit. Police said the striking vehicle, which is unknown at this time, may have been damaged on the front right portion of the vehicle. The tow truck driver was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Virginia State Police are asking anyone with information to call (804)553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov. RESOURCE LINK UPDATED 04.21.19: RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Troopers are asking for the public’s help in catching the driver who struck a tow truck driver that was servicing a disabled RV on Saturday evening. State Police say it happened around 5:20 p.m. along I-95 north in Henrico. The victim was assisting a disabled RV parked on the right shoulder when he was hit. Police add that the driver kept going along I-95 or perhaps to the exit to I-295. “Just keep looking over your shoulder, watching your back," said Rufus Pittman, a Richmond mechanic who also has experience assisting other drivers on the side of the road. He says it’s scary working so close to danger with drivers passing by at such high speeds, and that everyone on the road needs to do their part. “The driver should feel remorseful, but people in general need to watch out when they’re driving," he said. According to the victim’s brother, he is in the intensive care around 1 a.m. Sunday, and he is very stable. He adds that his brother suffered multiple fractures, is bleeding in his brain and that almost every bone on the right side of the victim’s body is broken. Friends and family have been posting updates on the man’s condition on social media, stating that he can move his fingers and is somewhat responsive. Pittman hopes that incidents like these will serve as a reminder for people on the road to stay alert. “There’s a man not going home to his family at night," Pittman said. State Police area asking for anyone with information to the crash to call them at 553-3445. RESOURCE LINK with video
  12. Tow truck driver critically injured in I-95 hit-and-run crash HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — State police are asking for the public’s help in a hit-and-run crash along Interstate 95 in Henrico County Saturday evening that critically injured a tow truck driver. Troopers were called to the crash along northbound I-95 north of the Parham Road just after 5:20 p.m., according to Sgt. Keeli L. Hill with Virginia State Police. “The preliminary investigation reveals that the wrecker driver was assisting a disabled 2019 Newmar RV located on the right shoulder when he was struck by a vehicle,” Hill said. “The striking vehicle did not stop and may have continued northbound I-95 or took the exit to I-295.” Scene of I-95 hit-and-run crash Officials said that vehicle, of which there is no description, may have damage to its right front side. The tow truck driver was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, Hill said. Officials said the crash is being investigated with the help of the Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction team and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Richmond Field office. If you have information that could help investigators, call Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or #77 by cell or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov. RESOURCE LINK
  13. TRAA’s Award Ceremony was held during the Annual General Membership Meeting this year in Florida. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients: Jame Jennings,, Steve Palmer, Brian J. Riker, Gay Rochester, Geri Roskopf, John Borowski, Byron Harris, Kyle Herring, and Lee Roberts! TRAA sent a Thank You to each for their time and talents moving the industry forward. Note: Many of these industry professionals are members of Towing Information Network. If anyone has an image taken of this award recipients at the event please add them or send them to the TowForce Administrator. Thanks
  14. Joanne Blyton of Billings Towing & Recovery, Montana, has been elected 2019 TRAA President. Joanne is the first woman to hold this position in 40 years. A long time member of Tow411 and now TowForce, member name "speedracer". Join us as we send our congratulations on a rise to the top, for a woman who truly earned it. TRAA "Towing & Recovery Association of America Tow411 - "Towing Information Network" Her Candidate Bio is available online at http://traaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Joanne-Blyton.pdf
  15. WEST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa. Fatal crash reported in Schuylkill County A portion of Route 61 remains closed as investigators look into the cause of the three-vehicle crash. At least one person was killed Monday night in a crash in Schuylkill County just north of the Berks County line, according to officials. Crews were dispatched at 7 p.m. to the intersection of Route 61 (Centre Turnpike) and Route 895 (Summer Valley Road) in Molino for the report of a vehicle accident with entrapment. Initial reports indicated at least three vehicles were involved in the crash, including a flat-bed tow truck that came to a stop on the concrete median. Officials from the Schuylkill County coroner's office were dispatched to the crash. The southbound lanes of Route 61 were closed while the northbound lanes remained open. State troopers from the Schuylkill Haven station were at the scene investigating the crash.
  16. The winners of the 2019 Florida Tow Show Beauty Contest are in! ......................... CLASS A 1st Place: Jonny’s Towing & Recovery Unit# 46 Yorkville, IL. 2nd Place: Tommy’s Towing Unit # 007 Bluffton, SC. 3rd Place: Stooksburys Towing Unit# 1 Sevierville, TN. ROLLBACK 1st Place: Cooters Transport & Towing Unit# C-01 Cocoa, FL. 2nd Place: Stranded Towing Unit# 007 IN. CLASS B 3rd Place: Jinks Towing & Recovery Unit # 01 Midlothian, VA. 2nd Place: Sister’s Towing Unit #545 West Palm Beach, FL. 1st Place: Goodyear Towing Enterprise, AL CLASS C 2nd Place: ABC Towing Inc. Unit # 114 Trussville, AL. 1st Place: Redman Fleet Services Unit # 74 Lorton, VA. CLASS D 1st Place: Eli Towing & Transport Unit # 05 Davenport, FL. 2nd Place: Stepps Towing Unit # 370 Tampa, FL. 3rd Place: Stepps Towing Unit # 500 Tampa, FL. GRAND CHAMPION Waggy’s Towing & Truck Service Unit # R85 Manassas, VA. PEOPLES CHOICE Cooter’s Towing & Recovery Unit # C-01 Cocoa, FL. Congratulations to all the winners! We will be working to add images. If you have images please add them to this topic. Thanks https://www.towforce.net/topic/5383-eli-towing-florida-tow-show-interview/
  17. A post on FB satated Bob "Schmitty" Schmidt had another Appointment with his Cardiologist this past Tuesday. They changed alot of his meds and his heart is still weak. The Dr.'s don't know if his heart went weak because he went into A-Fib (Irregular Heart Beat) or he went into A-Fib because his heart went weak? Was there possibly an ACUTE VIRAL INFECTION? The Dr.s cannot give us a definable answer. He goes in this Friday to have a Cardio-Version (this is where they SHOCK your heart into rhythm). So those of you that DOUBT this Man had a Mild Heart Attack---Shame ON YOU! He has dedicated his LIFE to the TOWING INDUSTRY and if he wanted this time off work--don't you think he would be in Florida at the Tow Show---NO---He is HOME RECOVERING!! Have any Doubts I will be Happy to connect you with his Cardiologist! Stop questioning his INTEGRITY!! Bob "Schmitty" Schmidt - Heavy Duty Operator Rich's Towing and Service Inc. 20531 First Ave. Middleburg Hts. OH 44130 440-234-3435 www.richstowing.net NOTE: Schmitty60 was a member on Tow411 with more than 100 posts. Though we have not heard from this member is sometime our thoughts 7 prayers go out to a fellow tower. If anyone has any information or can contact Schmitty to respond. Interacting during any rehab can be therapeutic.
  18. Kevin Wayne “Butch” Shade Sr., 56, of Martinsburg, WV, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at his home. Born Tuesday, March 26, 1963, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Robert E. Shade and Betty Shearer (Raymond). Kevin was a tow truck driver for Wrenches and Wreckers Towing. He was a member of the Hagerstown Speedway, Clear Spring Fire Department and South Berkeley Fire Department. He attended Gateway Church. He loved racing and hunting. In addition to his mother, Kevin is survived by his three brothers, Robert Shade, Richard (Charles Harris) Pearrell and Brian (Peggy) Pearrell; two sisters, Betty (Jay) Schaumleffel and Barbara (Paul) Brunner; daughter, Michele (Thomas) Angelos; three sons, Dwayne (Angel) Shade, Devin Shade and Kevin Shade Jr.; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with Pastor James Caldwell officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to gf.me/u/r5pfyg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com. RESOURCE LINK
  19. The Survivor Funds sent out a Thank You to all the Sponsors. Thanking them for all their support and an outstanding job this week raising over $15,000.00 for the Survivor Fund in Florida. The Survivor Fund also sent a thank you to all the towers and players who turned out to support this great event! TomTom Telematics added: Survivor Golf Tournament at Florida Tow Show. In honor to the families of our towers who have lost their lives during service. Special thanks to @usac/md and our sponsor for making this event possible.
  20. Details are pending, Driver is said to be in Hospital with non life threatening injuries, status is pending. Ant's Towing & Recovery
  21. Tow truck driver causes serious crash by backing up on highway CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:49AM EDT The driver of a car was seriously injured Tuesday morning when a tow truck driver decided to back up on the Ville Marie Expressway. According to police the driver of the tow truck was heading east on Route 136 when they missed the exit for Guy St. Instead of legally and sensibly driving to the next exit and finding a way back, the tow truck driver inexplicably decided to back up his vehicle. A passenger in the tow truck even got out and walked along the roadway while the truck was reversing along the highway. Just before 3 a.m. the driver of a car heading east smashed into the back of the tow truck. The driver of the car was seriously hurt and was rushed to hospital. They are expected to survive but the full extent of their injuries is not known. Police have yet to recommend criminal charges against the truck driver. Two lanes of the highway were closed until 5 a.m. RESOURCE LINK with video
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  23. Emergency Responder Safety Institute Jack Sullivan speaking on behalf of the Emergency Responder Safety Institute and ResponderSafety.com at the Miami (FL) Fire-Rescue press conference Wednesday morning to promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The event was held to unveil some disturbing responses gathered in a survey of 2,000 drivers across the country about distracted driving and #MoveOver laws. Thanks to Miami Fire-Rescue for hosting the event and partnering with @ResponderSafety.com and the @National Safety Council. Learn more about the survey results at: Disturbing survey responses from Drivers! https://lnkd.in/eus3PZB Emergency responder training for roadway incident safety is readily available to all at www.rsln.org
  24. Owner hopes to move into new location in June DIXON – A former grocery store that at idle for almost a year will get new life, likely starting in June. Jon Setchell and his wife, Aubrey, who own Autodoc Inc., bought the former Dixon Food Center at 500 Chicago Ave. for $210,000; they plan to move their business there. “It’s only two blocks away, so it shouldn’t be bad to move everything,” Setchell said. “I saw the ‘for sale’ sign and called that morning. The price was good and I made an offer and had it under contract that night.” Setchell has been in business 2 years at the current shop at 804 Franklin Grove Road. The space is small, though, and the former grocery store building is huge, giving his business room to expand, he said. “It’s pretty big in there. I plan to fix cars in one section and have inside storage for winter in another section for cars and boats and things like that.” Setchell is navigating the zoning process to gain city approval for the move, but once that is completed, work will begin to give the building a makeover. “After June 3, we should be all clear and then we will go in and fix stuff up,” he said. “We will do some outside reconstruction to make it look better. We don’t have to do a whole lot to the building but put in a garage door. We’ll do a thorough cleaning, too.” He also has some big plans for customers in mind. “I’ve got plans for an inside waiting room with video games for the kids they can play while their parents are there getting their vehicles serviced,” Setchell said. “I want to add another waiting room with a TV area, too.” He plans to sell the current Autodoc building and use those proceeds to improve the new location. “After we sell the current building we will have some money for the new place and will sealcoat the driveway and update the building,” he said. With all of the extra space, he can add some more lift racks and at some point in the future hopefully hire more people, Setchell said. He also wants to add another service that he could not do before. “Maybe get a new tow truck and start a towing business, because at the current location it’s so small we can’t do it here.” He plans a grand opening celebration and perhaps a car show once everything is cleaned up and all of the equipment is moved in. Although there are a lot of details involved in a purchase and move, Setchell said it’s great to have an opportunity to expand the business like this, he said. RESOURCE LINK
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