Top Certifications

Certified to Repair All Major Car Manufacturers

GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Audi, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Infiniti, and Nissan


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.”


Assured Performance

Assured Performance is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization created specifically to assist consumers in identifying Certified collision repair providers that meet OEM requirements to properly and safely repair the next generation of vehicles using advanced materials and technology.

Our mission is to ensure that consumers can locate a Certified collision repair provider wherever they may need one while ensuring that these best-in-class body shops are able to effectively market and promote themselves to consumers. Our messaging educates consumers on their “Right to Choose” a Certified shop and the parts and processes used in vehicle repairs.

In addition, Assured Performance provides various consumer and insurer-facing tools including over 10 free body shop locaters, public awareness campaigns (PSA), consumer advocacy sites, and local/national press releases. These efforts enable consumers to identify, locate, set appointments, and directly connect with Certified collision repair providers.

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.

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.”


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


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.