A round up of day one of judging in Victoria for the 2019 Paint & Panel Awards.
The rain didn't stop until we got to Emu Plains but we saw a diverse range of repair facilities.
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We have two new awards this year for Heavy Vehicle Repairers and for a Young Achiever.
We visited Holmes Smash Repairs (HSR) in Toowoomba back in 2011 and holy moly has it grown since then – like its on steroids.
We love Scott Stahlhut's quiet, get-it-done attitude and thoroughly approve of his recent improvements.
Glenn Chesser and his team have opened up a smart, second branch of Graham Bodyworks in the Melbourne suburb of Eltham.
This is probably one of the most talked about shops in Australia just now and really does have to be seen to be believed. It’s huge and sumptuous – a repair palace.
I would put this in the top five boutique repair shop in Australia. Beautifully presented with lavish attention to detail, great customer service - a professional family business.
Damage Control won best new shop in Australia last year. This year it competed in the large category and was always going to be hard to beat.
A well run prestige shop with a management team steeped in industry experience driving the business forward.
A boutique business run with enthusiasm and professionalism. Smart, clean and well equipped.
Find out who is in the running for the 2018 best shop national award which will be announced on 12 October.
NSW and Queensland were the last ports of call for the Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards judging team.