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| Featuring Area Businesses R Fender benders and broken windshields happen to all of us at one time or another, whether it be a tiny i chip from a passing truck or battle scars on your car's sides from the parking lot. Whatever the case, Progressive Collision and Glass Center of J Ortonville has a knowledgeable staff and many years experience ini repairing and replacing windshields and dents of all shapes and sizes. I teve and his staff, which of one part time and five full time employees, offer a number of new [ technologies to insure, the quality of |your auto repair will last for a lifetime. Among those is the Icomputerized estimation system, |which works quickly and accurately to Search for the right parts for your |vehicle. "The best part is, the! | customer can even read it when we re done," Steve says. The computerized estimationi system reads the serial number of the |vehicle, which then allows it to select lithe proper factory color, options, mbody style and year of the vehicle to iinsure that the right parts are ordered. I ' The computer is also able to work directly with insurance companies, and update pricing daily according to ncreases or decreases in parts Steve says. There can be just few updates in a day, or as many as 200,000 changes on other days. Progressive Collision and Glass Center is a PPG certified shop, which allows them to offer a lifetime PPG warranty on repair work. The data base also keeps up-to-date on new from PPG, including new COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd St., Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2255 primers repair The sholS-receives a new CD-ROM monthly for updates. For those chips and cracks in your windshield that are unsafe and can impare vision, Progressive Collision and Glass Center offers a complete line of windshields for all types cars, with more than 150 in stock. That's the largest glass inventory in the area. They also supply windshields to other shops through their glass wholesaling business. Progressive stocks most domestic windshield moldings, and all windshield repair and replacement is guaranteed for a lifetime. "We're able to do most replacements right when it's best for the customer, get them back out on the road," Steve says. For those windshields with only chips or small cracks, Steve and his staff use three different systems for windshield repair, but how h- does it is his secret. Older vehicles over time will begin to develop lines along the edges of the windshield wipers from years of use. The team at Progressive will also be able to repair lines left by windshield wipers with a new system coming soon. When windshield replacement is necessary, Steve and his staff use a heated urethane system which dries rapidly in cooler conditions so the customer doesn't have to wait until the summer to replace their windshield. Steve says in new vehicles with unibody construction, up to 60 of the strength in a new car in a rollover comes from the  Steve attended Willmar -Vo-Tech Residence in Ortonville as well as at windshield being installed properly. A [ for auto body in a two year program the Ortonville Hospital. She handles properly installed windshield using I after graduating from high school in the books in the office at Progressive, Progressive's heated urethane system E 1980. He then worked for Drakeand is also currently working part also assures safety in cars equipped  Auto and Truck of Bellingham for a Itime at the Styling Hut in Ortonville. with airbags. If the bag deploys andll few years and eventually went into Steve and Linda live on a farm the urethane isn't dry, the passengersEsales. He started a business - between Ortonville and Rosen, and could be thrown from the vehicle, so I MinnDak Tool and Supply, and later have their hands full with four boys we use this system for many safetyU sold it to a company in St Cloud. He Dustin, 10, Jason, 8, Dillan, 4, and reasons," he says. 1[ then decided to open an auto body Jorden, 3. Linda says the boys enjoy To eliminate leaks in a newlYirepair business in Ortonville, and helping out at the shop when they installed windshield, Progressive ..after much planning and research can, and like visiting with the Collision and Glass Center uses an Progressive Collision and Glass l customers the most. ultrasonic leak detection system. A Center opened in 1995. There will be new additions and transmitter is placed inside the Steve says he and Linda try to stay expansions coming soon to vehicle, and a microphone goes active in the community. He is a Progressive Collision and Glass outside to "listen" for leaks. This member of the Big Stone Lake Area 'Center, which will make it even easier assures a quality, leakproof seal for Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, and to get back on the road after a mishap the life of your vehicle, the Business Retention and Expansion i of any kind. Steve and Linda invite Whether the customer wants a Committee. Linda (nee Webster), you to stop in and see what their paint job back to the exact factory who was born in Wheaton, is also award winning staff can do for your color, or wants to change it to match active as a member of the Ortonville , vehicle and why they keep turning out their favorite outfit, Pr0'ressive's Women of Today and the Rosen more and more satisfied customers staff can do it. Their computerized Friends Group. every day. paint matching allows the customer to She has worked at Northridge select from any one of 180,000 colors. And you thought painting your house was a tough choice! The computer scans the color of anything, whether it be a chip from[[ the vehicle's old paint or another I vehicle's color that the customer likes. It has electronic scanning capabilities for custom colors and stripes, which assures an accurate color match even on faded and aged )aint. Coming soon to Progressive 2ollision and Glass Center, a new paint booth that, will have a two million BTU heater to bake finishes on new paint jobs. This will produce a more factory-like finish. And to help the environment, Steve says they use a full line of high volume, low pressure paint guns which greatly reduces pollution. Another technology working for you at Progressive Collision and Glass Center is a computerized digital imaging system, which allows Steve to send digital pictures directly to the customer's insurance company. "This system allows the insurance to see what we need to do on a vehicle, and can usually eliminate the need for multiple bids on repair work," says Steve. Progressive has earned several awards for outstanding service, including being recognized at the 1997 BLAST convention in Marshall, where Steve and Linda received an lward for entrepreneurship, nnovation and their contribution to .he county. Besides becoming A COMPLETE windshields is Progressive. Steve use a heated when replacing wi dry quickly windproof seal. incorporated in 1996, the business was also awarded the Small Business THE PROGRESSIVE COLLISION AND GLASS STAFF is .knowledgeable in all lypes of auto THE ROGGENBUCK FAMILY. Clockwise from left is Steve, Dillan, Management of the Year award that glass repair. Shown from left to right in fnt is Steve and Linda Roggenbuck and John Vernon Tesch, Chad Tilbury and Matt Hippie. Jason, 8, Jorden, 3, Linda and Dustin, 10. 1 i -----This 0nce-A-Month Business Profile" Series Sponsored by the Following Civic-Minded Arndt's Plumbing & Heating Fasbender Excavating Nelson Electric Berkner Plumbing & Heating Hair Classics Ortonville Flower Shop Big Stone Motel Dallas I. Hanson C0nst., Inc. Ortonville Independent .... Big Stone Physical Therapy Holiday Stationstore Ortonville Liquors i Bill's Super Valu Plus doLee's Jewelry Peterson Chiropractic I Cartwright Drug & Gifts Kim E's Decorating Pro Auto Cashtown Service King Koin Laundromat Progressive Collision & i D & K Tire Service Koroll's Shoes Stolpman Insurance i Dairy Queen Larry's Refrigeration & Heating Styling Hut Dependable Crane Service Liebe Drug/JCPenney Tom's Service & Repair Econo Lodge Marquette Bank . Ellingson's, Inc. Minnwest Bank Ortonville _1[.,,