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ProFirst Certification


Fresno, CA., November 5, 2016 – Travelers Body & Fender Works is pleased to announce that they have become a ProFirst Certified body shop.  Launched in March, 2015 by American Honda Motor Co., the ProFirst Certified program identifies a select group of collision repair facilities that have committed to a high degree of training, have the proper tools and equipment, and exhibit professional customer care.

The ProFirst Certified program requires that shops achieve Gold Class status, the highest level of training afforded by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collison Repair (I-CAR), the recognized industry leader for collision repair training.  Or, the shop must achieve VQ or Medallion status, the two highest recognition levels, with VeriFacts, an independent third-party firm and one of the leaders in the industry for independent verification of proper repairs and procedures within body shops.  Shops must also complete several Honda / Acura specific training classes on how to repair Honda systems.

ProFirst shops must also maintain tools and equipment required by American Honda in order to make proper repairs. In addition, ProFirst shops must maintain a customer satisfaction system and have a clean and customer-centric facility.  Annual inspections are made by a third party on behalf of American Honda to ensure compliance with the program.

“The ProFirst Certified program is not for everyone,” said Gary Ledoux, ProFirst Program Administrator for American Honda. “Of the thousands of collision shops across the country, many will apply, but only a handful will become ProFirst Certified.”  Travelers Body & Fender Works  is the only ProFirst Certified shop in the Central Valley.

Qualified shops are identified by a plaque presented to the shop from American Honda as well as an exterior sign.  The shop’s name can also be found on the shop locator on American Honda’s corporate website,

Qualified shops also have direct access to all factory service and repair information for both Honda and Acura vehicles, crucial to ensuring the correct repairs are made on today’s highly sophisticated cars.

Jim Minnis and his staff stand ready to perform quality collision repairs on Honda and Acura vehicles, as well as many other makes and models.

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