Ed Koehn opens collision center

Recognize these people: Jack Price, Heather Odren, Lenny Wentz, Rick Palm, Eric Montgomery?

Recognize these people: Jack Price, Heather Odren, Lenny Wentz, Rick Palm, Eric Montgomery? Ed Koehn is a name well known and respected in West Michigan. Ed and Aaron Koehn are excited to announce the opening of the Ed Koehn Collision Center. Located conveniently on 14 Mile between Rockford and Cedar Springs, the Collision Center shares the same property with the all-new Ed Koehn Chevrolet dealership.

“We feel very fortunate to have acquired Jack Price, a lifelong resident of the area, to operate our Collision Center.”

The owners of Ed Koehn are pleased to introduce an amazing team of experienced specialists to their new center.

Price brings 35 years of expertise in customer relations, insurance company relationships and business management that are focused on customer satisfaction and quality of work for their customers. He is nationally recognized and is Certified Platinum by I-Car (please visit I-Car.com). He is also nationally certified through ASE and state certified with the state of Michigan. He enjoys music, both playing and singing.

Odren brings 11 years of experience in the collision and glass industry. She carries the “Mark of Excellence Award” from General Motors. Her knowledge of the collision industry and her relationship with the insurance companies make her a valuable asset in meeting your repair needs. She will assist you in scheduling, help answer any repair questions you may have, and keep you and your insurance updated on the repairs of your vehicle. She will greet customers with a smile and their keys when the repairs are finished. Odren enjoys family time and, with four kids, looks forward to date night with her husband Andy (alias Shmoo).

Wentz, “Collision Specialist,” brings 22 years of experience from minor scratch-and-dent repairs to full structural repair. He is state certified as well as PPG Waterborne Paint Certified. Wentz brings versatility to the organization, allowing him to work in both the body repair and paint departments to keep your vehicle on track for completion. He is well known and respected for his custom painting skills, and enjoys fishing and golfing.

Palm, “Collision Specialist,” brings 35 years of experience from minor scratch-and-dent repairs to full structural repairs including full frame vehicles using a state-of-the-art computerized measuring system. He is I-Car, ASE and state certified, giving customers reassurance that a highly trained and skilled professional will be taking care of their vehicle and returning it to its pre-loss condition. Some say he is quite the cook when not working on vehicles.

Montgomery, “Collision Paint Specialist,” brings 20 years of experience with the past 16 years spent working at Ed’s Auto Body on Indian Lakes Road, serving the North Kent and Montcalm area residents up until Ed Fitzpatrick retired earlier last year. Montgomery is an automotive paint refinish expert. He is PPG Waterborne Paint Certified and works closely with the PPG corporation, utilizing cutting-edge technology in spraying water-based paint. Not only is this same process being used in most assembly plants today, most importantly it is environmentally friendly. “Go green!” He enjoys bowling, holding many state and city tournament titles.

The staff welcomes any questions or needs you may have. Ed Koehn Collision Center is located at 4650 14 Mile Rd. NE (M-57), Rockford. The can be reached by phone at (616) 866-9511 or toll free 800-871-2899 or by e-mail at bodyshop@edkoehn.com or jackprice@edkoehn.com.

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