40 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE CAR, RV AND AUTO BODY BUSINESS
2ND GENERATION TRAINED AUTOMOTIVE OWNER/OPERATOR
Affiliations and Certifications:
I-CAR PLATINUM CERTIFIED
GENERAL MOTORS CERTIFIED
SIKKENS PAINT CERTIFIED
CUSTOMER CARE EXPERT
INSURANCE CLAIMS HANDLING EXPERT
REPAIR MANAGEMENT EXPERT
RV REPAIR MANAGEMENT EXPERT
In Paducah Kentucky, Tommy Blair, Sr. purchased Shelton Pontiac, GMC, Mazda and it became Tommy Blair Pontiac, GMC, Mazda and while Tommy Sr. was at the helm the business would first triple in sales and grow to include such brands Lincoln-Mercury, Toyota, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Budget Rent A Car, and a long list of R.V. Brands and Custom Vans. Mr. Blair operated the business on several key business policies that made his stores successful, Tommy Blair’s was the first Local Dealership in town to open sales all day Saturday as well as being open till 9 at night on weekdays, it didn’t take long for the customers to get used to the convenience of not missing work to buy a car. And since none of the other dealerships were open those “crazy” hours it wasn’t long before Mr. Blair was out selling all the other big dealerships in town including Chevy and Ford. Mr. Blair always used to make sure that if an employee made a customer a promise Tommy Blair’s followed through and delivered, right or wrong. Because of his Integrity, Mr. Blair and his business Tommy Blair’s flourished From 1979 until 2003 during which time Mr. Blair invested heavily into the community and supported several charities along with his family and dealership spokesperson “Spencer” the talking Dog. Mr. Blair retired and sold the dealerships in 2003.
It was into this business Tommy Blair, Jr. was raised and worked for his father from 1979 to 2003 also. Tommy Jr. eventually worked in every job in the store, from Porter to Parts person to Mechanic to Body man, Service Advisor, Salesman, Estimator, Manager until finally settling into Body Shop Manager for several years. After the Blair’s moved to Florida in the early 2000’s Tommy Blair, Jr. would go to work For Mike Erdman Nissan, Cadillac, Toyota on Merritt Island as the Body Shop Manager until 2013 when he hit his plateau at Mike Erdman’s , partnered with Sandy Sharpe and took over the reins of the family owned and operated Quality Collision Repair In Rockledge.
Tommy Blair’s Quality Collision Repair continues to operate today with the same business philosophies which made the family successful in the Body Shop business, Hard Work, Professional Attitude, Integrity and Operating at the convenience of you, our customers.