By Rick Clapp
There are automotive body shops and there are genuine state-of-the-art body repair shops like Bay Area Body Shop. This top notch shop is owned and operated by the Duncan family. The owner Mike Duncan is well known in the local body and repair business for reliable work.
Bay Area Body Shop was created and started in 1968 with two major goals in mind; quality work to the manufacturers specifications/standards and complete customer satisfaction. That has proven to be successful over the years.
The Duncan’s shop is well known for their knowledge, abilities, state-of-the-art modern equipment, creativity, craftsmanship and professional work. Their body work meets the manufacturers standards, not insurance company standards.
“Most people do not know but in the state of Texas, the car or truck owner can choose and decide who they want to repair their vehicles, not the insurance companies.” owner Mike Duncan said.
The major difference at Bay Area Body Shop is they place the emphasis on today’s up to date information of what the vehicle manufacturers requires for correct and proper body work for cars and trucks. The repair specifications and materials constantly change. For example more vehicles have gone from heavier metal parts to aluminum, which requires more knowledge and a different skill set in preforming the work.
It is imperative that vehicles must be repaired properly or the body shop can be held liable for incorrect work that could potentially jeopardize the driver and or occupants of the car or truck.
Mike Duncan and members of his staff are constantly educated, trained and receive various certificates from vehicle manufacturers. They effectively combine experience, education, knowledge and their body repair skills, as well as state-of-the-art equipment to repair their customer’s vehicles.
In order to have a world-class body shop, Bay Area Body Shop has invested heavily in the industry’s newest tech such as computerized measuring equipment which measures structural damage, a compression spot welder and a specialized MIG welder, which is set up for aluminum made cars. They also boast about their frame machine which corrects frame damage.
Bay Area Body Shop combines the best in art, science and legal when properly repairing your vehicle.
“New engineering and technology improves time and energy, however, it’s the old tried and true ways of hard work and attention to detail that gets the job done.” said Duncan.
Bay Area Body Shop of Seabrook’s future looks bright.
“We are very excited about the new expansion of Hwy. 146 and what our city officials are planning for our business and other new businesses coming to our city. We are presently in the improvement and expansion mode to better serve our customers wants and needs,“ stated Duncan.
Bay Area Body Shop is truly a family affair with Mike Duncan at the Helm. His dynamic wife Glenda handles the front of the house and runs the office, and his bright energetic daughter Danielle conducts the estimates. She is highly respected for her up to date knowledge of vehicle repair and her cost effective estimates.
In the past body repair shops were all male dominated but Danielle broke that old mold, and now both men and women customers are equally confident to work with her.
The Bay Area Body Shop provides reliable work in a punctual manner. They are conveniently located at 3110 Bayport Blvd., Seabrook Texas. Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 281-474-4711 or online at bayareabodyshop.com