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NCC Sponsor Spotlight
D&V Autobody Masters
By Mike Bevels | Photos by Mike Bevels and courtesy of D&V Autobody Masters
W
elcome to the latest installment of National Capital Chapter (NCC)
Sponsor Spotlight; a series of articles that gives der Bayerische (dB)
readers a closer look at NCC's sponsors. In this issue we will learn
more about D&V Autobody MastersĀ¹ - an auto body shop with a team that
specializes in high-end, luxury, and exotic vehicle auto body repair.
I met Kevin Maharaj, the coowner
and operator of D&V Autobody,
on a perfect spring afternoon at their
state-of-the-art facility in Sterling, VA.
When I arrived in the lobby, I was
struck by the number of manufacturer
certifications that hung on the wall over
the customer refreshments area:
Porsche, Volkswagen, Tesla, Volvo,
Maserati, just to name some of them.
They are actually one of only three
certified Porsche repair facilities in the
Mid-Atlantic region. As I learned from
Kevin, not only does D&V Autobody
Masters keep their staff up to date with
the latest repair procedures, manufacturer-specific
tooling, and industry
standards to maintain these specialized
manufacturer certifications, but they
also have to deal with " secret shoppers'' sent by the manufacturers themselves.
That's right, every few months a representative from one of the top vehicle
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brands sends a representative disguised as a customer to snoop around and
ensure the repair processes are correct.
After we walked through the lobby and customer service office space,
Kevin showed me the delivery bay. This is where customers are able to see their
car after work has been completed. The room is well lit and even has its own
lift so that customers may see any
repairs that were performed under the
vehicle. It allows customers to see
every aspect of the repair work from
all angles.
Next we entered the main repair
(Top) The D&V Autobody Masters facility was completed in 2016 and still looks
brand new. (Above) Kevin Maharaj, owner and operator of D&V Autobody.
area of the shop. The first thing I
noticed was how clean and organized
everything was, despite having so
many wrecked cars in various states of
the repair process. Instead of large
rolling toolboxes in each repair bay, a
continuous line of green wall-mounted
tool storage and metal counter space
lined the walls of the shop. Kevin's
goal is to keep everything off of the
epoxy coated floor as he said " there is
a place for everything and everything
has its place. " The second thing I
noticed was how bright and well-lit the shop was. Kevin says they have over
half a million LEDs lighting all of the workspaces at the facility.
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