Brian von Tress
I started working in a small body shop in 1975 after school and during summers. I quickly realized that I had a passion for working on cars. After high school, I worked full time as an auto body technician while attending Sacramento State University. After graduating, I went to work for a large automotive paint company and attended night classes to earn my Master’s degree. I knew that I wanted to get back into the auto body business, but I also wanted to work with customers. In 1997 I completed my MBA and went to work as a regional manager for a large collision repair chain. Over the next 17 years I worked my way up to Chief Operating Officer with a chain of 19 repair shops. I found that the larger company moved me away from the customer and shop employee interactions that I loved. After long discussions with my wife and two sons, I decided to go out on my own and started Collision Pros in Auburn California. I love what I’m doing and hope that if you need help with your car, you’ll try Collision Pros.