The Georgia Collision Industry Association was formed in 1998 by a few dedicated and concerned industry leaders from around the State of Georgia. The members of the GCIA are professionals from the automotive collision repair industry and have thousands of years of experience between them. The vision of the GCIA is simple:
“To Promote Professionalism and Consumer Awareness of the Automotive Collision Repair Industry in the State of Georgia.”
The automotive collision repair industry is an honorable profession that requires a high-level of expertise and knowledge to perform. Gone are the days of pounding out a quarter-panel and slopping some “mud” on the dents. Today’s automobiles with their complex and computerized systems, unitized bodies, composite materials, and high-strength steels require the expertise and know-how of top-notch auto body repairers to do the job right!
All GCIA members understand the collision repair industry. They also understand that one can never have too much information about their operations and industry. This kind of knowledge can give you the edge over the competition.
A good businessman is an informed and aware businessman. He is aware of what is taking place in his surrounding market and uses this information as a management tool to improve his operation. This is where the GCIA is helping its members – by keeping them informed about the industry in Georgia and beyond. This is one reason the GCIA is an Affiliate Chapter of the SCRS – Society of Collision Repair Specialists. Review their website – click here.
If you are a collision industry professional, the GCIA encourages you to review our Web site, contact us, and become a member. If you are a consumer, we encourage you to visit one of our member shops when you, unfortunately, need our services. And, if you’re looking to enter the exciting and rewarding profession of collision repair, we encourage all job seekers to visit our Job Board or Training page.
Contact the GCIA
Howard Batchelor, Executive Director
PO Box 1252
Cumming, GA 30028