by dmnd-admin | Jul 25, 2022
Kira and Auggie are Diamond Collision’s current mascots. They currently spend most of their time at home now that they have a heated and air conditioned doggie condo to live in while Allen and Debbie are at work. When visiting Diamond Collision, they can be seen staring out the employee only door or through the baby gate. They love running through the woods with Allen and Debbie after a long day at work.
Kira is a 50 lb Australian Shepherd that Debbie picked out when she was 4 weeks old and came home with them at 9 weeks old. Kira can be a bit timid so she sometimes barks at people while she runs up to them for petting. She loves to play in the snow.
Auggie is a miniature Australian Shepherd who didn’t stay very mini. Auggie was 8 months old when he came to live with Allen & Debbie. He is very shy and won’t go to people for petting. He also much prefers summer over winter.
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Caitlin grew up in Danville, IN. She worked in banking for over 6 years as a teller, loan clerk, and assistant operations officer. She spent some time as an industrial assistant at Roachdale Elementary and also worked at Adesa Auto Auction as a vehicle inspector.
Caitlin lives on a farm in Bainbridge with her husband and 2 kids. They have 5 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 goats. In her free time, she likes attending horse shows, barrel racing with her daughter, and going to football and basketball games with her son.
John started his first job as a car lot attendant at the age of 14. He graduated from Mooresville High School and began his second job in an early Volkswagen/Beetle restoration shop at the age of 18. He moved into the automotive body industry over 30 years ago and has served as a parts person, estimator, production manager, dealership shop manager, and currently pitches in wherever needed. He maintains an I-Car Platinum rating for Estimating and really enjoys helping customers.
John has raced stock cars and dirt bikes. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife, tromp around the woods with his dogs, and work on his 1960 Beetle.
Debbie graduated from North Putnam High School and Texas A&M with a B.S. in Animal Science with an emphasis in horse production. She met Allen in Las Vegas while working at Wayne Newton’s Aramus Arabians. After moving back to Indiana, she volunteered at various Avon schools while their daughter was in school. She started Diamond Collision with her husband and later joined the Avon Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Avon. She spent several years as the Kiwanis Key Club Advisor at Avon High School and has been an officer of the Indiana Auto Body Association since 2006.
Debbie is a member of Vineyard Life Church Indy and sings on the Worship Team. In her spare time, she likes to garden, read sci-fi, collect model horses, and spend time with family.
Allen grew up working on cars with his dad as soon as soon as he was old enough to hold a flashlight. He graduated from Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center in Las Vegas, where he studied Auto Body. He started out as a painter for 9 years and did custom paint work in Las Vegas from 1980 to 1985. He then transferred over to body repair and has been doing that ever since, specializing in frame repair and heavy hits. Allen maintains an I-Car Platinum rating for Structural Repair.
Allen met and married Debbie in Las Vegas. He is a member of Vineyard Life Church Indy. In his spare time, he likes to participate in shooting sports, working on things at home, and making s’mores with the grandkids.