Country Side Auto Body of Wilbraham, Mass., has been
awarded Business of the Year by the Boston Road Business Association and was
recognized for this achievement by State Senator Gale Candaras.
"It seems this is a great opportunity for our
industry to use this event to boost our public image," said Country Side
owner/manager Troy Hamel. "There are many big box stores, restaurant
chains, banks, health care providers and so forth in our area. Out of all the hundreds
of businesses, an auto collision repair shop won."
Hamel graduated from technical school in 1984 and started repairing vehicles part-time out of his parents’ garage in 1985. He then
worked at another shop for three years before renting a 1,500-sq-ft. building
in 1988 and starting his own business full-time.
Country Side has four employees, three DRPs, 4,500 square
feet of shop space and $750,000 in gross sales.