It’s no wonder Brandon Auto Services is doing well after nearly 50 years in the business. Owners Steve Holland and Ken Anderson are passionate and knowledgeable about everything in the automotive industry. Plus, they believe in giving customers choice so they can get back on the road without breaking the bank.
In addition to general repairs, engine / transmission repairs, collision repairs and tire services, Brandon Auto Services strives to purchase damaged or used vehicles so that parts can be recycled. It is a critical part of the automotive supply chain. Customers have options and precious metals like steel, aluminum and plastic can be recycled and kept out of landfills.
Holland explained what sets him apart: “I think growing up in the community and doing honest work is really the main thing. We provide options to the consumer; we can make used parts, new factory OEM parts or recycled OEM parts. Customers can choose how their vehicles are repaired.
Holland then gave the example of a customer whose vehicle needed collision repair but didn’t have the ability to go over budget.
“We fixed the door, but we did not repaint at the customer’s request. We have the ability to do that because we have the salvage yard, and we have a comparable part in stock in most cases, ”he said.
Recently, the Automotive Recyclers Association honored Holland with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Holland was grateful and excited, saying, “It’s pretty awesome because it’s a national association. People all over the world are part of it. A lot of people deserve it and I feel lucky to have it.
Born in Tampa and raised in Brandon, automotive work is in his lineage. His father owned one of the first body shops in the 1960s. This award is the validation of a lifetime commitment to his craft and an ongoing promise to the customer for quality service and selection.