Next Show | June 27, 2018
Roarke Ponce, Owner, Excel Auto Body
Roarke Ponce owns Excel Auto Body here in Klamath Falls and has lived in the Klamath Basin since 1985. After attending Klamath Union and graduating in 1996, he attended OIT for a year before finally settling into a career in the Collision Repair industry. Roarke went to work for Harvest Auto Body in October 2001, after the birth the first of his two daughters.
His Father-in-Law purchased the shop from the Wray’s in January 2002 and Excel Auto Body was born. Then in 2011, after 40-odd years in the trade, his Father-in-Law retired and Roarke purchased Excel Auto Body.
Roarke married in 2000, and together they have 2 daughters - aged 14 and 16. Between teaching their oldest to drive and admiring the art work of their youngest, the Ponce family enjoys the Oregon Coast and visiting with Family.
Professionally, Roarke has the following certifications and certificates: ASE Master Tech and I-CAR Platinum Individual-Estimator ProLevel3. He has completed 240+ hours of collision-repair related training. Roarke has also gained the certification of AssuredPerformance for the following Vehicle Manufacturers: Nissan, Fiat Chrysler of America, Kia, and Hyundai.
Having been a admirer of all things with blinking lights...Roarke is fascinated by the emerging technology that new cars are being equipped with every year. He has worked hard to stay on the cutting edge of repairing that new car technology. To that end, Roarke has partnered with companies like Spanesi Americas, BASF, Industrial Finishes, AssuredPerformance, Certified Collision Group, CollisionAdvice, and CollisionHub to ensure he is equipped and trained to diagnose, blueprint, and restore all vehicles back to its original safe condition.
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