Walker's Automotive Partners with Studio Four Design to Build New Body Shop

Knoxville based architecture firm collaborated with Walker's Automotive Collision Repair to build state-of-the-art body shop

Feb 16, 2016, 07:10 ET from Studio Four Design

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker's Automotive, a Knoxville-based automotive company, partnered with Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville architecture and design firm, to build a distinctive building design that provides a unique experience to customers and insurance companies. The 50,000 sq. ft. auto body shop located at 10606 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, differentiates itself from typical auto shops with its comfortable, inviting and warm atmosphere.

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"When we decided to start this project, we knew we wanted a partner to help bring our life-long vision into a reality," said Paul Walker, founder and CEO of Walker's Automotive Collision Repair. "Studio Four Design came to us highly recommended. Their architects and designers have a great reputation throughout the industry and their work impressed us. But it was their commitment to our vision and communicating every detail with us that made the relationship so fruitful."

The layout of the building was designed with customers and insurance companies in mind – creating a space with intuitive design and furnished in a modern, yet functional fashion. The shop gets most of its referrals from insurance companies who want to refer clients to a modern, state-of-the-art auto shop. While auto shops can feel dirty, cramped, and are poorly lit, Studio Four Design worked with Merit Construction to add large windows for natural light, to benefit to both customers and mechanics.

The interior maintains the modern look with sleek white walls and polished concrete floors. Studio Four's design team installed state-of-the-art lighting to help create a warm experience for Walker's customers. To better serve the mechanics, the work space was also expanded for specific functions.

"Paul understands the importance of building design and how it affects his customers," said Stacy Cox, president and director of business development at Studio Four Design. "We worked truly as partners to bring to life the experience Paul envisioned with intuitive design features."

"The clean and efficient design has increased our number of insurance referrals. Even our mechanics comment on how easy it is to maneuver the tools now and how inviting the whole shop feels," Walker added.

Walker has begun planning another automotive collision repair location in Knoxville area. He aims to work with Studio Four Design and has a 2017 projected opening date.

About Walker Automotive Collision Repair
Walker's Collision Repair is Tennessee's premier automotive collision repair facility. For more than 25 years, Walker's has focused on providing the best customer service, technology, and technicians available to the industry. With these standards, Walker's has been recognized for many industry awards and certifications such as a Gold Class® Certified Business accreditation and a AAA approval. Walker's Collision Repair is also certified and approved by over 6 different Automobile Manufactures. For more information, call 865-299-4300 or visit www.walkersautocollision.com.

About Studio Four Design Inc.
Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client's lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve.  To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit www.s4dinc.com.

Heather Ripley
Ripley PR

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