SIDNEY — Helman Brothers completed another successful year of operations in 2018, marking their 47th year of repair and restoration of vehicles in the greater western Ohio area.
Manager Brett Helman has submitted the following report:
The year 2018 was a busy one of continued training and education in association with I-CAR and their Professional Development Program (PDP). This program for collision repairers featured distinct training paths for each member of the repair team, providing up-to-date knowledge and skills to address today’s vehicle properly. Estimating was an area of training, enhancing the skills and accuracy in estimates for the repair to the vehicle, and to insure it is proper, safe, and cost effective for the vehicle owner. Many areas in the actual repair of the vehicle were included. Structural and non-structural repair procedures and requirements were addressed. The refinish or paint functions were also included. Specialty areas such as working with aluminum repair and up-to-date welding techniques and equipment were taught. This training required participation from many personnel and represented a significant investment, not only in the hours given to classes, but also the actual monetary investment in this training.
Helman Brothers is proud to announce that it has again earned the I-CAR Gold status during this past year. A certification and status that is limited. It is estimated that only 10 percent of repair shops in America currently hold this status. The I-CAR Professional Development Program is an on-going program with additional training and education provided to keep up to date with the ever-changing vehicle technology.
Also during this past year, Helman Brothers was again selected and certified as a ProFirst Collision Repair Facility certified by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. This certification was achieved after a rigorous inspection and evaluation of the shop’s operations and repair performance, worker’s qualification and training, proper state-of-the-art equipment to make the proper repairs, and overall ability to properly repair and service all Honda vehicles.
In summary, 2018 was a very busy year, with significant investments in training our technicians and updating our equipment and facilities. This investment is made to ensure that we will always be able to properly repair today’s complex and everchanging vehicles. Our commitment to our customers is our primary focus – performing the best repair available with satisfaction guaranteed.