Established in 1966, Precision Collision Service is a family-owned-and-operated automotive service center and body shop committed to providing its customers with high-quality services they can trust.
Founded by Lou Pelosi, Precision Collision Service was purchased in April 2021 by business partners Tim Gibb and Corey Smith. From day one, Gibb and Smith set out to not only maintain the high level of service Precision's customers have grown to expect, but bring the shop into the 21st century by implementing modern repair techniques using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. We set out to not only bring your vehicle back to life, but return it to you looking better and running smoother than before you trusted us with the work.
Tim Gibb has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, He is an accomplished auto body technician with dozens of certificates and accolades to his name. Tim's love for cars came at an early age when his older brother Keith turned him on to the love of restoring the classics, especially old Mustangs. Today, Tim runs the shop in Keith's memory, ensuring each car gets the same high quality work and attention to detail his brother always gave in the family garage.
When he's not working hard running Precision Collision Service, Tim enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. A Coventry native, Tim lives in Warwick with his wife Kelly and their two children.
Ben Boyd has spent his entire adult life working around cars. At just 16, Ben got his first job at a local car dealership reconditioning cars. From there, he said it "just made sense" to learn the tricks of the trade. Aside from attending various trainings around the country, Ben earned an Associate's in Science from New England Tech in 2005 and is Platinum I-Car Certified. Ben, a loyal Steelers fan living in Patriots Country, loves watching football on Sundays and playing disc golf. Raised in North Kingstown, Ben currently lives in Hope Valley with his fiancé, Katie, and their two sons.
Another car lover from a young age, Tony Escobar has been working with vehicles since he was 15. A native of the Azores, Tony and his wife Karen live in Coventry on a small farm where they raise animals, take daily walks and bike rides, and generally just enjoy being out in nature.
Named New England Institute of Technology's Top Tech of 2018, John Chappell also has an Associate's degree in science and is I-Car certified, as well as frame machine certified. When asked why he chose to become an auto body technician, John said he always loved working on cars, but after he saw many of his friends choosing to learn the mechanics side of the industry, he thought why not try auto body? A wise choice, he believes, as he now sees a greater demand for auto body techs. Though he enjoys going to the gym and fishing, his greatest love is his 3-year-old daughter, Evelynn.
An established CPA and former CFO of one of the top port terminal operators in the country, Corey Smith runs Precision Collision's financial operations and business development efforts. He has over a decade of experience as both a CFO as well as an accounting and finance professor for Johnson & Wales University. A self-admitted food snob, Corey loves a night out with friends at many of RI's top dining spots and he loves a good whiskey. Originally from Massachusetts, Corey and his wife Kelly make their home in Warwick where they are raising four children.
Friends since 2012, Kelly Gibb and Kelly Smith work behind the scenes handling much of Precision Collision's marketing and public relations needs, including social media, advertising and fundraising events. While Kelly Gibb hails from Coventry, Kelly Smith grew up in Cranston, not too far from where we are located. Even if it's just a weekend down at Foxwoods, they love dragging their husbands away from work and on vacation where they can all relax and unwind.