American Way Auto Body
6614 East Trent Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
(509) 535-5008

8am to 5pm Monday-Friday


Spokane CDA Living Article

Spokane CDA Living
June 2009

When your vehicle is damaged, whether it's a minor scratch or a major collision, the last thing you want is a hassle. The professionals at City South Auto Body strive to make getting you back on the road a pleasant experience.

For those living on Spokane's South Hill, City South Auto Body is conveniently located next to OZ Fitness on S. Regal. As a matter of fact, they're the only collision repair facility on the South Hill, and they work with all major insurance providers, so why bother going anywhere else?

City South Auto Body is fully equipped with the latest high-tech equipment necessary to return your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. With eight technicians and more than 20,000 square feet of workspace, turn-around times are short. Complimentary loaner vehicles are available to customers for the duration that their personal vehicle is being repaired.

New owners David McGillivray and John James bring more than 20 years of experience to the business, working as shop managers for the company before taking it over in January of 2009. Quality work and exceptional customer service are their goals.

City South Auto Body shop expanding collision center

Partners plan to add mechanical shop later, increase staff by seven.

By Jeanne Gustafson
Of The Journal Of Business

The owners of City South Auto Body, of Spokane, are expanding that business here and also plan to open a mechanical shop later at the same location.

The two partners, Dave McGillivray and John James, are working to open what McGillivray calls a "heavy hit" center at the business, located at 3014 E. 55th, McGillivray says. That, he says, will entail adding about 5,000 square feet of collision repair space to the about 13,000 square feet the business currently is occupying in the building, which formerly was an indoor youth sports center. Currently, that new space is being remodeled, and the "heavy hit" center will open around Aug. 1, McGillivray says.

In the heavy hit center, vehicles that have been badly damaged in crashes will be disassembled and will stay on the floor in pieces while the repair shop awaits insurance decisions or parts to repair them. That will free up the rest of the shop's space for other repair jobs that take less space and time, he says.

Within about the next year, the company also plans to open at the same location a mechanical shop that would operate as a separate business. That shop would do work such as brake repairs, front-end suspension repairs, and minor tune-ups, McGillivray says.

The partners have hired three new employees since January, and expect to hire up to seven more over the next year, McGillivray says. Currently, about 10 people are employed at City South, he says.

City South is leasing the 23,000-square-foot building from Dexter Farley, who bought the structure in 2002 and opened City South Auto Body there. McGillivray and James, who each had worked at City South, bought the business earlier this year from Farley, McGillivray says. Farley continues to operate two other City Auto Body outlets here, but McGillivray and James have purchased the name City South Auto Body.