Florida does not require paintless dent repair (PDR) technicians to have certifications. However, I hold the highest dent repair certifications available in America and Canada: I am the only certified dent technician in this region.
I was a Sergeant and later and Officer in US Army (11B/13A). I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Crichton College and Masters of Divinity from Liberty University (Completing 46 Credit hours at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary and finishing up at Liberty). I have just over 20 years experience repairing dents, but the first 5 was apprenticing with my father. I spend another 10 years working for other dent technicians in Germany, Memphis, TN, and Greenville, SC.
Im a Certified Dent Tech, not a salesman. Every month I get several calls from people, from all walks of life, who get scammed by so-called “Dent Repairmen”. Please be careful! If someone is giving you a price thats “too good to be true”, it is. They will bait you in with the low price and then switch on you at the end when the car panel is utterly destroyed, demanding money. The police can do nothing, since you gave them permission to do the work. Its like paying someone to go outside and hit your car with a baseball bat, your at fault not them.
I work for most of the Dealerships, Insurance Companies, Auctions, and Dent Removal Shield Programs in this region (The Ding insurance you get when you but a new car). Ive been doing this for 20 years and I can assure you, time doing anything does not always mean better. Admittedly higher prices don’t either, but your not buying a cup of coffee! Your trusting someone with your investment. I’ve posted multiple before and after pics and videos of recent work: this way you can see our quality level, before we are in your driveway.
Some companies will try persuading you to believe that their technician’s many years of experience supersedes the necessity for any type of certification, but don’t be fooled. If you owned a Dent Company and you didn’t get the certifications, it only means you couldn’t pass. You’ll have to take their word that you will get a quality dent repair: every dent company out there is going to tell you that they are the best at PDR. We have taken that extra step to assure you and the insurance companies that we are in fact the highest PDR quality available. Call your insurance company today and ask your agent who they would use.