At Kendrick Paint & Body Shop, Inc., our customers and employee safety are considered before all other concerns. We place customers and employee safety above profit, speed, and rest.
Kendrick Paint and Body Shop, Inc. prides ourselves in being highly customer oriented, and we will go to extreme lengths to satisfy a customer. We promise to keep the customer informed while providing a great customer experience. We will perform excellent and correct repairs, the first time, every time. We will not make excuses, and we will stand proudly behind our work.
We promise to train ourselves on the latest in vehicle repairs. We will stay up-to-date on specifications, and employee training will be mandatory. The necessary equipment will be purchased to ensure repairs are performed correctly.
Stephen Kendrick, Jr.
Steve Kendrick, Jr. experienced the Kendrick Paint and Body Shop atmosphere firsthand as he grew up. Steve was employed at Kendrick Paint and Body throughout high school; and in 1994, Steve became a full-time employee at Kendrick Paint and Body. He worked his way from the ground up, experiencing all activities from sweeping floors to changing tires to other various beginner tasks. Eventually, Steve worked his way to an operation role alongside his father, Stephen Kendrick, Sr and his uncle, Jimmy Kendrick. In August 2008, Steve purchased ownership in Kendrick Paint and Body Shop and is currently the sole owner and CEO of the company.
Over the years, Steve has maintained a presence in the CSRA community, focusing on civic leadership and charity, and he has completed numerous leadership programs to further his management and leadership expertise. Steve has completed two course programs of Dale Carnegie training, and he is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership Columbia County class through the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the 2013 Leadership Georgia program. He is a past board member of the Columbia County Forward Foundation, and he served on the Augusta Tomorrow Board, Red Cross Executive Board, and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Board. He was an AU Foundation Trustee and Augusta Country Club committee member. He participated in the Leadership Augusta Executive Forum in 2012. In addition, Steve completed the Augusta in Army Boots and CSRA in Scrubs programs. He is actively involved with many collision industry organizations, and he currently serves on the Augusta Golf Association. Lastly, Steve received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in December 2011, and Kendrick Paint and Body received the Business of the Year Award in 2012 from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.
As a new body shop, Kendrick started on Jones Street with only one stall for repairs. Kendrick steadily grew business in the sole location, and construction at the Savannah River Site in the 1950s welcomed a population increase as well as a increased amount of cars in Augusta. Kendrick saw the need for collision repairs and decided to expand its business by relocating to a larger location on Ellis Street. The Ellis Street location consisted of five employees and repaired approximately five cars per week. The continuing growth prompted Kendrick Paint and Body to move to its current main location on Broad Street in Augusta. Over the years, Kendrick has grown to over 130 employees between 8 locations, 4 in downtown Augusta, 1 in Martinez, 1 in Evans, and 2 in Aiken.