Auto Body Shop Certifications

At Gross & Son Paint & Body Shop, we are forever committed to continuing our improvement of the auto body repair process. A big part of verifying our progress is through certifications. A certification indicates that we have been rigorously vetted, and that the brand endorses our ability to repair your vehicle to factory specifications. Below are some of our certifications and information on why they are important.


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I-CAR® Gold Class™

Gold Class recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement accepted by the collision repair industry. It is estimated that only 10 percent of repair shops currently meet the rigorous Gold Class standard.

With many new lightweight vehicle materials and advanced safety systems changing the nature of collision repairs, up-to-date training is becoming increasingly important for consumer safety and business survival. The I-CAR® Gold Class™ program prepares Gross & Son to meet the challenges of this ongoing technological change. To earn Gold Class recognition, businesses must achieve and maintain a high level of training across each of the major collision repair roles. “By becoming Gold Class,” says I-CAR®, “you demonstrate to your customers, your staff, and the industry that your business is committed to the highest standards of professionalism.”


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GEICO Auto Repair Xpress®

At a GEICO Auto Repair Xpress® location, like Gross & Son Paint & Body Shop, the work will be guaranteed by GEICO for as long as you own the vehicle. Your repairs start right away and a GEICO adjuster will keep you informed while your vehicle is being repaired. When you choose to have your vehicle repaired using a GEICO Auto Repair Xpress® shop, you enjoy reassurance knowing that the repairs are being completed by highly qualified technicians with the fastest possible service.


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Honda ProFirst

To qualify for Honda’s collision repair certification, Gross & Son first had to meet the requirements of becoming an I-CAR® Gold Class shop. We also had to complete Honda/Acura-specific training hosted by I-CAR®; meet tool, equipment, and facility requirements; and have a CSI system in place.

“No brand earns more Top Safety Pick awards than Honda,” said Steve Osborne, assistant vice president of the car manufacturer’s parts, service & technical division. “It is only logical that we support safe and proper collision repair of our customers’ vehicles and that we identify repair shops certified to possess the necessary skills, training, and equipment to perform those repairs.”


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Vince Whibbs Authorized Repair Center

Vince Whibbs’ certified service technicians, advanced diagnostic tools, and genuine GM parts help keep your car, truck, or crossover running at its best. Located in Pensacola, the western gate to the Sunshine State, the center is also a link to GM for the most up-to-date technical vehicle information.


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Pensacola Honda

Pensacola Honda is locally owned and operated. They are staffed with fun-living community-involved moms, dads, and grandparents, and truly understand that without customers, they wouldn’t be here.