The office at Brasher’s Auto & Truck Collision Inc. could be mistaken for a showroom at first glance. Eye-catching custom desks made from the front ends of cars in the new office of the Wood Village, Ore., body shop speak to its reputation for quality craftsmanship, something its former office facility housed in a trailer did not.
The furniture, designed and built by Operations Manager Tony Hill, uses front ends from both classic and modern vehicles to create desks that are customized to fit each user to a T, local newspaper the Outlook reported. Receptionist Ashley Hill, Tony’s daughter, sits behind a candy-pink, two-toned Mustang desk. Employee Randy Lindsey’s desk is a Cadillac Fleetwood, while Pat Allen has a ’69 Ford pickup and Production Manager Al Glenn has a 2008 Mustang. Each desk has a personalized license plate with the employee’s name on it and custom paint job to complete the look.
But things weren’t always so bright for Brasher’s. Insurance companies used to be reluctant to send customers to the shop, which was known more for its unpleasant customer environment than its expert repairs.
“We had a great staff, great facility, but not much work,” Tony Hill said.
However, Hill’s one-of-a-kind creations housed in a bright new office have made a real difference.
“When customers come in, they seem real confident leaving their cars here,” Hill said.
Hill got the idea after seeing a roughly crafted, custom-painted couch his brother made from the rear end of a Ford Falcon. Hill made his own couch from a Ford Galaxy’s rear end, then asked himself, “What could I do with the front of a car?”
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