Karl Copenhaver became involved in the auto repair-collision business like many other second-generation children, he followed in his father’s footsteps. Karl’s father was a sportsman racer and mechanic on the local racetracks of his hometown of Lancaster, PA, continuing with his love of auto repair after relocating to the Los Angeles suburb of the San Fernando Valley in California. Karl was initially introduced as a child growing up helping his father with auto repair, body repairs, and painting projects on weekends.
Karl attended auto body, repair and painting trade school during high school, continuing his education and certification after graduating from high school.
Karl’s professional career started right out of high school, starting as an apprentice painter, working his way up through all levels of auto body repair and painting, parts management, estimating, and shop management working for many large collision repair centers in the Los Angeles area. Karl realized his dream of owning his own auto body and RV collision repair shop in 1999, eventually settling in the Arizona city of El Mirage.
Over 18 years later Premier Coach Works partnered with Fix Auto El Mirage has become the “Premier” Certified Auto & RV Collision Repair Center on Phoenix’s fast-growing westside area, we are a proud supporter of the 3M Company “Hire our Heroes” program as well a supporter of our local Phoenix Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation and the National Auto Body “Recycled Rides Program”.