Precision Tires Plus now open

By GARY HENRY ghenry@prairiepress.net
Posted 10/29/19

Chris and Patty Brewington celebrated their 20th anniversary in business by getting bigger.

The Brewingtons started Precision Collision in Paris in 1999 and Tuesday, Oct. 22, had a ribbon cutting …

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Chris and Patty Brewington celebrated their 20th anniversary in business by getting bigger.

The Brewingtons started Precision Collision in Paris in 1999 and Tuesday, Oct. 22, had a ribbon cutting for a new building at the intersection of Crawford and High streets. The new building houses the mechanical repair and tire service of the business while the body shop, detailing and tow service portions of the operation remain in the original building at 15194 U.S. 150.

Back in 1999, the couple had no idea their business would expand like it has.

“We were just trying to make a living,” said Patty Brewington. “We are fortunate. The community has really supported us.”

Chris Brewington explained they grew the business as opportunities arose. It started as a body shop repairing vehicles damaged in accidents, and approximately six years ago began mechanical repairs.

“We were already doing repairs on our rental cars so we made that available to the public,” said Chris Brewington.

The business added a mobile auto glass repair service three years ago.

“We bought the tire equipment about a year ago and saw in a few months we needed to do something different,” he said.

The original building was not big enough to efficiently accommodate everything. The couple already owned the property at Crawford and High which has an unusual shape because of how Crawford Street curves at that location. They bought the empty lot without knowing specifically how they might use it in the future.

After deciding a new building was needed, Chris Brewington spent part of one winter designing the space and how to make it fit on the lot.

“I had help from others (in designing),” he said. “I asked a lot of questions and the staff was involved.”

The end result is a building with at least six service bays, storage and office space, a customer service desk and a comfortable waiting space equipped with Wi-Fi stations so customers can stay connected while waiting for a vehicle repair or tire service.

With an employee base of approximately 20 people between the two buildings, Precision Tires Plus and Precision Collision can handle about any automotive repair that comes through the door.

Chris Brewington said Precision Tires Plus can get almost any brand of tire a customer wants, even if it is something not normally stocked. The business also carries tires for utility vehicles.

When it comes to automotive repairs, the shop is stocked with all of the equipment and diagnostic tools to work on any make and model of car or truck. The job can be as simple as an oil change up to the complexities of a frontend alignment.

The building is so new there is still a bit of a learning curve to the operation.

“We’ll know more in about six months,” said Patty Brewington.