BEST IN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES 2017
Cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles – these are all part of the most important modern-day technology that exists. Our vehicles carry us to work, church, events, on road trips, and then back home every day. Although we could travel by other means, nothing is as convenient and comforting as our own vehicle. We make memories on road trips in our vehicles; we race to the doctor when we’re sick in our vehicles; we use vehicles on our farms and ranches, tending the land and livestock; we use our vehicles to get exactly where we need to be, when we need to be there.
Since our vehicles are so important to our day-to-day lives, it’s also crucial that we have honest, hardworking people who sell, maintain, and service our vehicles to keep them in top functioning condition. Below are the Best of the Brazos Valley™ 2017 winners across four (more to come!) of the Automotive Services categories. These are businesses that our community trusts and respects wholeheartedly, so much so, they’ve voted some of them Best of the Brazos Valley™ for several years in a row! Learn more about these impeccable businesses, and don’t forget to nominate YOUR favorite Automotive Services business for Best of the Brazos Valley™ 2018.
Best Auto Body Repair | George’s Paint & Body
Voted “Best Auto Body Repair” 2016; 2017 TIE
[ georgespaintandbody.com | 200 E 32nd St. | Bryan, TX 77803 | 979.775.3712 ]
When you hear the words “We Meet by Accident”, most citizens of the Brazos Valley know what comes next: George’s Paint & Body. George’s is the 2017 (tie) Best of the Brazos Valley winner for Best Auto Body Repair.
Family-owned and operated, George’s Paint & Body has been in business for over 40 years, having opened in Bryan in 1978. They’ve taken care of thousands of satisfied customers who have found themselves in need of auto body repairs.
“We have lived in the Brazos Valley most of our lives and truly feel blessed to be business owners here in a community we love,” says Silas Garrett. “When we purchased George’s Paint & Body in 2006, we viewed it as a God-given opportunity to create an auto body repair shop that people can trust.”
George’s Paint & Body repairs all foreign and domestic makes and models to pre-accident condition and works with all insurance companies to make the process as convenient and stress free as possible. They also offer a number of services that make having your vehicle repaired easier, such as helping to arrange towing, car rental, and secure on-site vehicle storage.
Well-trained on-site technicians work in a state-of-the-art 18,000 square foot indoor facility, ready and willing to take on the most difficult of jobs, as well as minor collision repairs. At George’s Paint & Body, they stand behind their work by offering a limited lifetime warranty with every repair, and are an I-Car Gold Certified Shop.
The next time you find yourself in need of auto body repair, trust the guys that have the experience to get the job done right. Silas, Keeta, and the rest of the crew are committed to your satisfaction. They will have your car or truck looking like new in a timely manner. Call or stop by and see them today!
Best Auto Dealership | Atkinson Toyota
Voted “Best Auto Dealership” 2004 TIE; 2005-2017
[ atkinsontoyotabryan.com | 728 N Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan, TX 77802 979.776.0404 | 204 I-45 S, Madisonville, TX 77864 936.349.0909 | 39660 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Dallas, TX 75237 979.780.1166 ]
What makes a Toyota great? QUALITY, DEPENDABILITY, RELIABILITY, and SAFETY. What makes Atkinson Toyota great? PEOPLE, PROCESSES, and PRODUCT. That’s what makes the difference at Atkinson Toyota. For the 14th year, Atkinson Toyota has been voted Best of the Brazos Valley.
“It’s always humbling when the folks in your community vote you the best,” said Paul Atkinson. At Atkinson Toyota, the customer is the number one priority. “Atkinson Toyota associates compose processes based on how our customers would like to see them, taking ideas straight from the customer,” said Paul Atkinson. There are greeters that lead you in the right direction as soon as you get on the lot; Toyota Care Consultants who assist you with every aspect of service for your vehicle and answer all your service questions; Sales Associates that get you into a new Toyota car, SUV or truck of your choice; and Finance Managers who help you determine the best financing options for you. The team at Atkinson Toyota spend countless hours working to make your experience one of timeliness and ease.
Kaizen – a business philosophy of continuous improvement – drives Atkinson Toyota daily in order to grow with the constantly evolving industry and consumer. Atkinson Toyota truly analyzes every practice and process from their customer’s perspective – providing quicker service and respecting their valued customer’s precious time.
“We’ve served thousands of customers,” explained Atkinson. “We’re honored by the trust and loyalty they have in us, and we’re going to do everything in our power to continue to earn that trust.” Atkinson Toyota has a huge heart for the BCS community and continues to support and serve dozens of local projects and non-profit organizations, including but not limited to: Still Creek Ranch, MSC OPAS, the American Heart Association, the Junior League of Bryan-College Station, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Toyota Texas Bass Classic, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Brazos Valley.
The dealership has also won the President’s Award, awarded by Toyota to the top one percent of Toyota dealerships in the United States, for 16 years – which means every year they’ve been open. It has also won the Bryan-College Station Eagle’s Readers’ Choice awards numerous times.
Best Auto Parts Retailer | Napa Auto Parts
Voted “Best Auto Parts Retailer” 2016-2017
[ napaonline.com | 402 University Dr. E. College Station, TX 77845 979.704.6333 | 2144 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S College Station, TX 77845 979.696.6272 | 2790 Osborn Ln. Bryan, TX 77803 979.703.8747 ]
NAPA Auto Parts prides itself on being a locally owned company backed by a nationally known name. Tom and Dion Parlow opened their first location in College Station back in 1997 and have proudly been serving the Brazos Valley ever since. They are very thankful to win this newly categorized Best of Brazos Valley award.
Their NAPA Know How team works hard every day to serve the local community of automotive professionals, do-it-yourselfers and everyday drivers with quality auto parts and supplies. Their goal is to keep your cars, trucks and equipment performing both safely and efficiently. They aim to ensure that every auto part need in the Brazos Valley is met.
There are three conveniently located NAPA stores in Bryan/College Station stocked with thousands of auto parts, tools & equipment to meet every customer need. From hydraulic hoses, lawn and garden materials, paint, accessories, to agricultural and heavy duty parts, NAPA has you covered.
Next time you are in need of an auto part, check with NAPA. With 3 distribution centers here in Texas, and all the NAPA KNOW HOW, you can trust that your automotive needs will be met to the highest standards. The team at NAPA Auto Parts is dedicated to serving the Brazos Valley with the industry’s best customer service. They look forward and cannot wait to continue being the “Best Auto Part Retailer” in the Brazos Valley.
Best Auto/Truck Accessories | Texas Truck Riggins
Voted “Best Auto/Truck Accessories” 2001-2005; 2008-2017
[ txtruckriggins.com | 2711 S College Ave. | Bryan, Texas 77801 | 979.823.7219 ]
For fifteen years, Texas Truck Riggins has been voted the “Best Auto/Truck Accessories Retailer” in the Brazos Valley. This family-owned and operated small business has been a fixture for the off-road and “working truck” sect of the Brazos Valley.
From their rather humble beginnings as a small shop with two employees, Texas Truck Riggins has grown into a giant 60’ x 80’ workshop and warehouse and is one of the largest businesses of its kind in the Bryan-College Station area. The team at Texas Truck Riggins has made this incredible transformation through hard work and exceptional customer service.
Texas Truck Riggins carries a full selection of truck and SUV accessories, such as grill guards, tool boxes, tow hitches, bug shields and camper lids.
When working with Texas Truck Riggins, you will feel confident that you are purchasing quality products from trusted, well-known manufacturers, including: Ranch Hand, ARE, Westin, Frontier, Road Armor and Weatherguard. They also offer pre-made bed mats and bed-liner products composed of the thickest rubber available, custom-made to fit individual vehicle specifications. These bed mats and bed liners are guaranteed to alleviate the “lived-in” look from the bed of any truck, letting your truck continue looking its best no matter what you throw at it.
Texas Truck Riggins, known for having the best truck accessories around, has recently started selling different types of accessories. The Texas Truck Riggins Showroom has recently opened “Rags 2 Stitches Boutique.” This Boutique showcases a large selection of the wildly popular Yellowbox Shoes and Circle E Candles, as well as purses, handbags, and jewelry. Everything from “truck swag” to “lady bling,” can be found at Texas Truck Riggins! Although these items aren’t exactly truck accessories, they make Texas Truck Riggins a fun place for anyone to shop, regardless of the vehicle you drive.