Another young entrepreneur sets up shop in Medina
New auto body and collision shop opens on 31
MEDINA – Bruce Deyarmin can give new life and a fresh look to a car that looks smashed and ready for the scrap yard.
Since he was 15 he has been honing his skills as a body and collision specialist. After working for other people, Deyarmin last month opened his own business, American Auto Body and Collision at 308 East Center St.
Deyarmin, 30, took a break from body work for about year and worked as a contractor on houses. He missed the collision repair work.
“It’s like being an artist,” he said about bringing back crushed cars. “You can step back and admire the job you did.”
Deyarmin said most of the local vehicles in auto body and collision shops have had deer hits or been in other accidents. He has photos of cars with smashed-in front ends and other crumpled parts. When he’s done with the car, including giving it new paint and detailing, it looks like new.
Deyarmin is a Medina native and was born at Medina Memorial Hospital. He has watched the business district’s rebirth in recent years and wanted to be a part of it. He is near Ace Hardware, which completed major renovations of the former Jubilee store. Deyarmin cited that example and Tom Snyder’s work on a lumber yard and hardware across the street as examples of people investing in the east end of the village on Route 31.
Several other young adults are also investing in Medina and opening new businesses, Deyarmin noted.
“It feels like the whole town is coming back,” he said.
He needed to renovate 308 East Center St., painting the inside of the complex and adding ventilation and filtration systems, among the building improvements. He made a comfortable office a high priority for customers who may decide to wait while their car is being worked on.
Deyarmin also plans to sell used cars from the location. He has room for up to 15 vehicles. He expects to start selling those in about three weeks.
American Auto Body and Collision is open Monday through Saturday. Call Deyarmin at (585) 318-4084 for more information.