Midway Collision Center
Meet Midway Monday: Mike Gibbons, Collision Center Manager
It’s #MeetMidwayMonday! Today, we want to introduce you to Mike Gibbons, our Collision Center Manager at Midway Collision Center on South Central Avenue in Kearney. Midway Collision Center is located along with Midway Auto Outlet.
Have you worked with Mike? Has he helped you get your vehicle repaired? We want to hear from you in the comments!
Hometown: I grew up in Elm Creek, NE where my parents owned the grocery store.
Question 1: How long have you worked at Midway? What do you do?
Mike: I’ve been with Midway since the Killion’s acquisition. Before that, I was with Killion Motors for almost 2 years. Prior to being with Killion’s, I was in the Kearney body shop business for 32 years.
Question 2: What’s your favorite vehicle on the lot?
Mike: The 2017 Cadillac Escalade – there’s just something about that Cadillac emblem on the front that sets it apart.
Question 3: What do you drive?
Mike: 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
Question 4: What makes Midway Collision Center the best place for your repair needs?
Mike: Our staff – I owe it all to our staff. I truly believe we have the best guys in town working for Midway. They are naturally talented when it comes to body work plus they have multiple years of experience. Between all of us, we have about 125 combined years.
Question 5: What do you like to do in your free time?
Mike: I spend time raising my kids. I follow my son, Ross, around to his trap shoot meets. My daughter Thea loves to grow flowers, so we recently planted a flower bed for her at our home.
Question 6: What makes Midway Collision Center different from other body shops in the area?
Mike: For one, we have brand new courtesy vehicles for our customers to drive while their vehicle is being worked on. They can just take these new vehicles and go. We also work with all major insurance companies which make it easier on the customers during a sometimes stressful time.
Lastly, our staff sets us apart from others. Each of my guys brings something they’re exceptionally go at to the table. Casey is great at dent repair; Bob is able to straighten a smashed vehicle panel so it looks as good as it did new; Trent used to work in a street rod type of shop, so he’s used to making these vehicles looks TV/Barrett Jackson level of perfect.
Question 8: What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Mike: I like to build solid wood furniture in my free time. My favorite piece I’ve built was a Grandfather clock that I donated to Kearney Catholic GOLD.