New York-based H&V Collision Center is moving into the Albany region with the opening of a third collision repair center in Colonie, New York.
H&V says the opening of the center in Colonie positions it to become the biggest collision repair company in the Capital Region of upstate New York.
Located in a former automotive parts store, H&V says it has converted the 8,000-square-foot location into a state-of-the-art collision repair facility with 10 bays, a paint booth and large waiting area, with possible expansion in the future.
“We are very excited about the new Colonie location, and we have been getting a great response from customers in Colonie and Albany,” said H&V’s Vartan Jerian Jr. “H&V has been looking at moving into Albany County for some time, and we expect the new Colonie location will provide a big boost overall to our company in 2010 and beyond.”
H&V says the new Colonie location continues a period of rapid growth for the company, which celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2009. Started as a two-man shop in the early 1970s, H&V completed an expansion in 2007 that more than doubled the size of its Troy, New York, headquarters. In 2008, H&V opened a collision repair facility in Queensbury.
The new Colonie location has resulted in 10 new jobs being created, and H&V expects further expansions of its workforce.
“We’re very proud to be creating new jobs during what has been a tough recession and expect to be adding to our workforce,” said Jerian.
H&V says the expansion comes at a time when it’s strengthening relationships with leading automobile insurance companies. H&V has also placed an increased emphasis on guaranteeing customer satisfaction, and third-party surveys have rated H&V with a 98.7 percent customer satisfaction rate.
H&V will hold a Grand Opening ceremony at the new Colonie location in May.