Collision Center & Paintless Dent Repair.
GT Car Shop was born in 1982. It wasn't necessarily going to be a job or business, but more of a means of enjoyment for it's founder Gus Turnage. Gus had just retired from Mountain Bell at the ripe old age of 48. One of his passions was fixing and painting the bodies of cars. Since he was a teenager Gus loved to work on vehicles. He would fix them, race them, and turn them into show cars. His talent and knowledge proved quite valuable as those who new him sought Gus out to fix their own personal cars. One thing lead to another and Gus found it necessary to register GT Car Shop as a business. In 1984 Kelly Smith, Gus's stepson had recently left the airline industry. While he searched for a new career Gus asked him to give him a hand until he found new employment. During this time Gus was teaching Kelly the skills of the trade. Unsuspectingly, Kelly really enjoyed working with his hands and his stepdad. At Gus's invitation, Kelly decided to stay at the shop to learn the trade and help with the business.
Eventually, Gus's wife (Kelly's mother) Jeanne Turnage began working at GT Car Shop running the office. Jeanne provided the organization and personal touch the business needed while Gus & Kelly handled the repair end of things.
Thanks to many loyal customers and their referrals, GT Car Shop grew into a thriving small business built on honesty, integrity, and genuine concern for our customers and their vehicles.
In 1994 Gus & Jeanne retired from GT Car Shop. Kelly stayed on to continue the success of the business. Terri Smith soon joined GT Car Shop. Terri assumed many of the duties previously handled by Jeanne.
For over 30 years GT Car Shop Inc. has enjoyed meeting hundreds of wonderful customers. We have found our business is more about people and less about cars. While car designs and repair processes continue to change, one thing does not. Our appreciation of those who choose to enter our shop, trusting we will conduct our business with honesty & integrity.