Locally Owned and Operated - Longhorn Collision Center, is a locally owned and operated paint and body shop located in Austin. If doing business with local businesses is important to you, then we think you should know exactly what "locally owned and operated" means. Some businesses try to capitalize on this concept by using nomenclature that implies "local," but really isn't. For example, one body shop says they are "family owned." While that may be true, their family lives in another state—not in Austin. Another body shop claims they are locally owned, but the owners live in Houston. They own shops in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, but does living in Houston mean you are "locally owned?" And who's minding the shop here in Austin?
We are are truly a locally-owned collision repair facility. The owner lives right here in Austin and manages the day-to-day operations of Longhorn Collision Center. In fact, most days you can find him working in his office—writing estimates, talking to customers, or working on this web site. If you are in the neighborhood, just stop by for a chat.
Community Involvement - We believe that locally owned also carries with it the responsibility to be locally involved. We are actively involved in a number of community activities and organizations. Some of our current and past activities are shown on this page.
Strings Attached - Longhorn Collision Center was a corporate sponsor of Will Taylor & Strings Attached for several years. If you have not attended one of these concerts, you are in for a real treat. First, the shows are presented in a local church here in Austin, which gives you are rather intimate atmosphere, to say the least. Then Will Taylor's Strings Attached backs up a local musician with that artist's music arranged by Will or one of his band members. Sometimes, several local artists are featured in a program with a special theme such as the music of the Beatles or some other major artist. For more information, visit their website, StringsAttached.org.
Family Eldercare was founded in 1982 by a group of professionals concerned with supporting the family's role as caregiver for frail elders through training and information. The agency soon expanded to include services to prevent abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of elders and adults with disabilities. Today, Family Eldercare provides a continuum of services on a sliding fee scale to more than 5,000 elders, people with disabilities, and their caregivers annually in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. We have supported this fine program for several years. For information visit FamilyEldercare.org.
Zach Scott Theatre Center (ZACH) is one of Austin's most vibrant and innovative arts organizations and Central Texas' oldest professional theatre. ZACH produces professional theatre of the highest artistic quality, inspired by a unique artistic vision and offers a diverse theatre experience accessible to the whole community. We have worked as volunteers for Zach for several years. For more information, go to ZachScott.com.
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable health care for Austin's uninsured musicians, focusing on prevention and wellness. Austin is the "Live Music Capital of the World," yet many professional working musicians are self-employed and rarely have access to health insurance. Without insurance, they can't afford preventive health care, including primary medical care, basic dental services, and mental health counseling. HAAM is working to fill this gap. Longhorn Collision Center has been working with this worthwhile group since 2006, by participating in the HAAM Benefit Day each fall. For more information, go to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
Finally, in addition to our involvement with HAAM, we work with a few other ventures to help Texas musicians. YourTexasMusic.com was formed in 2005 with the idea of promoting CDs of Texas musicians. Now Your Texas Music promotes local CDs, musicians art, and helps sells tickets to local events. If you're into Texas music, please check the site out.
We are also involved with a new recording studio and live music venue in the Texas Hill Country, just west of Austin. Catering to newly formed bands and artists Los Senderos Studio is a small, intimate studio with a laid-back atmosphere. Los Senderos Ranch is a live music venue featuring established artists as well as up-and-coming acts. More information can be found on the websites.
At Longhorn Collision Center we have a slogan. While it may not completely apply to our aim about getting involved, it's not totally off the mark. What do you think?
"We'll straighten things out!"