In 2008, Arron Manuel started Manuel Collision Center at 21 years old. Prior to that, he worked as a technician for several years learning the trade of collision repair. His passion that he had developed for the industry made him want to start his own company. What started out as one person, has grown to now employ 14 people.
The shop has grown dramatically to keep up with increased volume and demand in the Ada market. The original shop had only two bays for vehicles, a spray booth, and a small office. Over the years, it has increased in size to now house two 30’ paint booths with prep stalls, ten stalls for body technicians with a frame and structural machine, a wash bay for detail, a parts and materials office, a customer waiting area and lobby, and covered outside vehicle storage.
It hasn’t been easy, but Arron is very grateful for the business’s growth, and how Manuel Collision has transformed over the years. “None of it would have been possible without the support of our great community, my wonderful family, and most importantly the Lord. He made all this possible, and I know I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for Him leading and guiding me all these years.”
Arron married his wife Katelynn in 2015, and their son was born in September 2017.