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Garlock Collision Repair Specialist

(559) 229-69001919 E Holland Ave, FresnoCA 93726-2011

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A BBB Accredited Business since 11/19/2014

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Garlock Collision Repair Specialist's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Garlock Collision Repair Specialist

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
01/06/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

The receptionist tried to deny me picking up my vehicle. She used disrespectful and profane language to my husband when he went in to the office.
I dropped my vehicle a 2001 Chevy Tracker off for an estimate to repair it after a collision. I dropped it off on 12/04/2013 and signed work order #XXXXX to the shop owner named *****. On 12/11/13 I had heard nothing from them, so called to get an update on the estimate or repairs as my insurance company, Viking/Dairyland Auto, claim #92AXXXXXX, had heard nothing from the shop and hadn't received an estimate. I never got a return phone call, on 12/12/13 my husband, ****** ****** stopped by ******* to check on the situation. ***** spoke with him and basically told him that they were to busy, and to leave them alone until they got to it. Finally, 12/13/13 my insurance sent an appraiser to check on the situation as they still hadn't received an estimate. Finally, on 12/19/2013 my insurance company called and advised me that the car was a total loss but that Garlock Collision Repair had still not submitted their estimate but were trying to charge a $50.00 per day storage fee, as well as a $250.00 estimate fee. When my husband and I arrived to pick up the vehicle, the receptionist tried to deny us our vehicle. She proceeded to curse and use very profane language to my husband while waiting for the keys to the vehicle. We paid the $250.00 fee even though they left the vehicle disassembled. They basically, I feel, were trying to commit fraud on the insurance company by withholding the estimate for over 2 weeks, then trying to charge them storage fees for that period. This was by far, the worst experience I've ever had at any business. It took threatening to call the police to get the keys to my vehicle from these people, and the language that was used towards my husband, who is a senior citizen, was beyond disgusting.

Desired Settlement
I would like an apology for the behavior of the woman who runs this office, and the owner of this company. They were both rude, profane and disrespectful. The language used involved most every profanity imaginable. I also feel the fee of $250.00 they charged to remove they bumper of my car should be refunded, as they didn't even bother to put it back on to drive away.

Business Response

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Body Repair & Painting, Motorcycles & Motor Scooters - Painting & Customizing, Motorcycles - Repairing & Service

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 10/16/2000Business started: 01/01/1999
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Bureau of Automotive Repair
10949 N Mather Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6409
(800) 952-5210

BBB records show a license number of 208370 for this company, issued by Bureau of Automotive Repair. Their web address is

Type: Automotive Repair

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Type of Entity

Sole Proprietor

Business Management
Customer Contact: Ms. Sheri Garlock (Office Manager)
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Bruce Garlock (Owner)
Business Category

Auto Body Repair & Painting, Motorcycles & Motor Scooters - Painting & Customizing, Motorcycles - Repairing & Service

BBB Program Participation
This company has agreed to use special procedures including mediation and arbitration, if necessary, to resolve disputes.

Map & Directions

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Address for Garlock Collision Repair Specialist

1919 E Holland Ave

Fresno, CA 93726-2011

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  • 1919 E Holland Ave 

    Fresno, CA 93726-2011(559) 229-6900

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in Central California. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

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