Koehler Brothers celebrates 50th year
Paul and Kim Koehler hosted a celebration Oct. 16 for their collision center, Koehler Brothers Collision Repair Center, in Allen Township.
“Our regular customers know where we are, but new people have a tough time. You can find us on GPS, but spelling the name of the street is tough,” Paul Koehler said of the 172 Lappawinzo Road address.
Paul and Charles Koehler opened the center in 1969. Paul (Jr.) started working in the shop in 1984 and purchased the business in 1996.
The shop can hold 18 cars and has the latest in equipment. One advance is the environmentally friendly waterborne paint booth for Aquabase Plus, PPG’s premier auto paint. The shop also added a paintless dent removal system that removes minor dents.
Equipment is a fine addition, but Koehler is ably assisted by Bobby Fenstermaker and Chris Lobach. They have 70 years of experience between them. Cindy Cormier has been with the company for 35 years, handling insurance claims. Paul’s wife, Kim, started helping with the business about a year ago.
The 50th anniversary was for loyal customers and friends. Koehler invited state Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th, and state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th. A representative from the office of state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, also attended. Northampton Borough Councilman Anthony Pristash attended to share the borough’s thanks with the Koehler family.
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce assisted with a ribbon cutting.
The event was sponsored in part by Tanczos Beverage, Soaked Winery, A Buzz and Beyond, Gilbert Realtors, A Ca Mia Italian Restaurant, Bindics Screen Printing, Bindics Embroidery, Lisa Koza Productions and Reichel Funeral Home.
Scott Marshall and the Hillbilly Souls entertained the crowd.