- Business Advocacy
Elliot Cummings is an Alhambran through and through. He grew up here and attended Northrup School and Mark Keppel High School. Alhambra is still his home, and he does his part to serve his community with passion and quality work. So he established his business here as well. After working for BMW in Alhambra for several years, he opened Hi-Quality Auto Body Shop in 1980 at 723 S. Fremont Ave., next door to the popular IHOP.
Mr. Cummings and his team have had a sterling 5-star Yelp review business for as long as Yelp has been around. They perform quality work and go above and beyond on the expectation of their customers.
One family in particular is happy with Hi-Quality Auto Body. Barry Wishengrad is the president of Wish Automotive, which operates three automotive dealerships, including Nissan of Alhambra. He said, “For at least 25 years I have been lucky enough to have a business and personal relationship with Elliot and Hi Quality. The quality of work and integrity they display is admirable; therefore, when I was looking for a body shop we could trust, it was a no brainer. Wish Automotive and its employees maintain the same set of morals, so partnering up with them as our exclusive body shop for all three dealerships was easy.
Mr. Wishengrad’s son Brandon, now the executive manager of Nissan of Alhambra, remembers Mr. Cummings from childhood. “I will say that growing up in the business that early on in my career, Elliott Cummings played a key role in teaching me important attributes about running a successful business. One of the main lessons he taught me was to always be honest and up front with everyone. Follow through with your word and it will go a long way. This too is what we strive for, and this exemplifies Elliot's mentorship to me in my early career.”
COVID has hit the business hard. Business dropped off, and Elliot had to lay off several employees, which was painful for him. Fortunately, business is starting to pick up again.
It is never fun to need auto body repair work, but the team at Hi-Quality can take some of the pain out of the experience. Put their 5-star performance to work for you. Check out their website at https://hiqualityautobody.com/ for details, and call 626-457-9114 to get your car repaired.