Jody Gatchell, owner of A&J Collision Repair, says the quality of work is what keeps his business thriving.

A&J Collision Repair was recently named Best Body Shop in Best of Faulkner County Readers’ Choice Awards.

Gatchell says his repair shop has been in the top two in the past six or seven years of voting.

"It makes me feel excited and proud of what we do, and people are recognizing what we’re doing," he said.

The repair shop has been a staple in Conway since 1997 for residents who need work done on their vehicles.

"It’s exciting that we get voted, but on the other side of that, the most important people in this equation are the customers," Gatchell said. "Without them, I would have never been voted for. Second, it’s my employees."

Gatchell said without his staff of 14, he would be nowhere.

"I’m honored to be chosen as one of the best," he said.

A&J Collision Repair will celebrate two years in its new location at 1215 Thomas G. Wilson Drive this November.

The repair shop is a member of the Conway Chamber of Commerce, and participant of Certified First Network of auto body repair shops.

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