Carrie Rengers

Global Collision Centers to open estimating center

Kristi Patton of Global Collision Centers, which has two body shops and is now opening an estimating center on North Tyler.
Kristi Patton of Global Collision Centers, which has two body shops and is now opening an estimating center on North Tyler. The Wichita Eagle

Global Collision Centers is growing again.

Brian Patton, Hanendra Bhakta and Scott Dietz started the business almost three years ago at 5600 W. Central and added a second body shop at 12012 E. Kellogg late last year.

Now, they’re opening an estimating center at 1956 N. Tyler.

“The location on Tyler is for the convenience of the people living in the northwest area,” says Kristi Patton, who is accounts manager and married to Brian Patton.

“It’s a great location,” she says of the space, which is about 1,500 square feet.

“We work with all insurance companies,” Patton says. “We also work with self-pay custromers.”

Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Patton says Global Collision has loaner cars and also does mobile estimating.

The new center opens on Jan. 4.

Patton says there’s a possibility the company will expand to some areas surrounding Wichita with more body shops, though nothing is imminent.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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