Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Construction Nears Completion of 1st City One Hour Car Clinic

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Construction Nears Completion of 1st City One Hour Car Clinic

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Construction is nearing completion at 2000 NW 122nd St. on the first in a series of at least eight $500,000 car maintenance and repair shops called One Hour Car Clinics in Oklahoma City, the company's investors have announced.

The clinics are expected to generate between $3.5 million and $4 million in Oklahoma construction activity over the next 18 months, and each will employ about eight persons, according to Tra C. Pippin of Oklahoma City, who heads the investors group.

The concept, two years in the making, brings together under one roof more than two dozen different maintenance and repair services for all makes of cars, domestic and foreign, that normally can be completed within an hour.

"More and more people are holding onto their cars longer, increasing the amount of service that's needed," Pippin said. "Our concept provides the service expertly and quickly, without the car owner having to drive to different places to get it done."

Pippin, chief executive officer of the company, said construction on the second clinic will start almost immediately after opeing of the first, but he declined to reveal its site until negotiations concerning it are complete.

By the end of 1988, Pippin said he expects eight of the clinics to be operating in Oklahoma.

His goal is to extend the operation to a broad section of the nation, with Oklahoma City as its general headquarters.

Pippin and Jeff Bolding of Oklahoma City, vice president and member of the board, studied existing maintenance and service centers in many states in researching how to refine and implement their own concept, which they said is broader in the number of services offered than many of the others.

"We're determined through skilled mechanical performance and knowing the problem in advance, to rise above the distrust that obviously exists," Pippin said. "This requires experienced mechanics, trained to the ultimate, with state-of-the-art equipment available to them. …

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