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Our mission is to provide those we serve with the highest quality standards. Carl Crone, Founder
The Initial Damage Analysis step involves a thorough inspection of the damaged vehicle. This step is often done by the shop estimators, Jerry or Chad Crone and the insurance adjuster/estimator. A list of the damaged parts is then entered into a computer for final calculations. Crones uses CCC Estimating Systems for state-of-the-art accuracy.
Once the repair approval has been verified, the computer system generates a parts order list. Production Manager, Chad Crone reviews the parts order list in detail then orders the parts from the appropriate parts supplier. When the parts arrive each part is compared to the vehicle to verify correctness. Once the repair approval has been verified, the computer system generates a parts order list.\
A Tech removes the damaged parts from the vehicle. At this point another inspection is completed to locate previously hidden damage. Once the damaged area is opened up, it is common to discover damage that was not visible during the initial inspection. If hidden damage is found, the insurance company will need to be notified and additional parts may be needed.
Damaged Structural parts are repaired or replaced at this time. Master Technician, Danny Purnell utilizes state-of-the-art structural repair and diagnostic equipment. Chief EZ Liner and state of the art Laser measuring systems are used to ensure your vehicle will be repair to factory specifications.
After the structural work is complete, the non-structural work is done. This includes body and mechanical parts replacement, dent repair, and panel alignment.
After the parts are replaced or repaired, the vehicle is ready for paint prep. The repaired parts are primed and sanded. The new parts also have to be prepped for paint. This is a time consuming and important step in the process. Care must be taken to achieve a factory-like finish.
When the vehicle is properly prepped it is moved to one of our two paint booths by Garmat or Binks. These state-of-the-art paint booths helps reproduce the look of a factory finish. Once in the booth, Head Painter, Mike Rabe applies a quality finish that requires an artistic touch.
Once the paint work is completed the vehicle is returned to the body shop area for final assembly. All trim and moldings are installed at this time.
The vehicle is then given a “mini” detail including cleaning and vacuuming the interior, washing the exterior, and cleaning the wheels, tires and windows. After the cleaning, Jerry or Chad gives the vehicle a final inspection. Crone’s Auto Body uses paint and materials from major, nationally recognized manufacturers including PPG, and the 3M Corporation. We offer our customers a range of extra services such as , pinstriping, door edge guards, side moldings, wheel opening moldings and glass replacement. We use highly trained technicians, specialists in sanding, masking, painting, detailing and body repair. Our staff is trained and Certified to insure that repair and refinishing are completed to industry and manufacturer’s standards. Our shop is conveniently located off the I 275 interchange at Rt 17.And we are open Monday- Friday 8 -5 without an appointment.
A safe car is what gets you home at the end of the day. Jerry Crone, CEO
Crone's Auto Body opened in Lakeside Park on Butttermilk Pike, on January 23rd, 1953. The company was started by Carl Crone and his wife Rita. Carl started this dream with more than just an idea, he was a true visionary. He saw the business as more than just a paint shop, to him it was generational. He and his wife Rita worked in tandem to launch what is now a 3rd generation business. Our reputation for Quality at Moderate Cost was firmly established in the Crescent Springs area in these early years and continues to a vital core value.