7600 Bailey Body Rd, Jacksonville, FL | Directions 3221630.310754 -81.577371
8am-6pm Monday through Friday
Neighborhoods: Holiday Hill, Greater Arlington
When it was Bailey's we had a great experience. So I figured I would take our other vehicle there...Bailey retired and sold the business to one of the employees I gathered. Mike Thompson talks a great talk. Unfortunately he needs to work on his business practices and professionalism. Not saying that they do not do good work, they do great body and paint work, but either they are still learning the ropes or just haven't developed the skills to run the business side yet. We have bent over backwards trying to accommodate their schedule on several occasions because we wanted the work done there. But, this last experience means we unfortunately will have to have the work done elsewhere.
* Dropped vehicle off in October on a Friday. Mike's mother calls me on the following Monday to say they are not going to be able to paint the vehicle due to an employee's family problems necessitating a leave of absence so they didn't know when they would be able to do the vehicle. So they put it back together and we pick up the vehicle and after talking with them agree to check back to see if they are are able to schedule at a later date.
*A few weeks later we check in with Mike to see if his labor problems have been resolved or not. We go by the shop to talk with him and his sister talks with Mike and she says he told her to have us drop the vehicle off on 29th of November. Both my wife and son heard them confirm the date and even watched them look it up on the calendar. They agreed to have us drop it off that Friday and would have a loaner for us.
*Show up 11/29 to drop off vehicle. Mike's sister says she doesn't see us on the drop off schedule and they don't have a loaner available. I don't know if she "forgot" to put it in the book or what, but she proceeded to basically hide for the next 20 minutes a few feet away out of sight..only reason we knew she was still there was a parts guy making a delivery looked behind the wall to find her standing there.... about 15 minutes later Mike shows up and says he doesn't know why we are there. That they don't have us on the schedule and don't even know when they could put us on the schedule. His sister (still hiding) would have put us on the book if they had scheduled something. I explained his sister was the one who told us he said to schedule the 29th and he says that's not possible. C'mon...we didn't pick the date...you guys did...but now both he and his sister deny it like my wife and son are going to make it up? I asked Mike if they just didn't want to do the vehicle to let us know instead of repeatedly putting us off. He said they did but again at this point could not do it at all in December because he was having a baby. Look, I'm not heartless, but that has nothing to do with us or our vehicle. At this point he suggests we call back in January to see if something comes open or not. Gotta say Mike, overall... very unprofessional. A few tips from someone dealing with customer service businesses for almost 30 years(Not that I know it all, but I've see a lot)
* Don't accept work without being sure you can do it.
* Don't make promises you can't keep.
* Put it in writing...so there's no room for confusion or misunderstandings.
* If you make a mistake...admit it. Everyone is human and makes mistakes, but don't pretend it never happened or basically call the customer a liar.
*Make time- if a repeat customer has tried to schedule with you for three months and now you tell them to wait a fourth month just to wait and see...don't. Either commit to a schedule and stick to it no matter what...or tell the customer to walk. You think they are going to get mad and see it as rude? I'm much more upset wasting 4 months and taking time off of work only to be repeatedly stalled and disrespected.
AWESOME PLACE! Thank you guys so much for helping me out with my truck. You definitely got a repeat customer here! Thanks again!
Can't say enough good things about this place - great people with a can-do attitude! So glad I found you guys!
I've had both mechanical and body work performed on several of my vehicles. I have been completely satisfied with their work and courteos, professional service. I would recommend this shop for all of your automotive needs.
Mike is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to just about any kind of engine repair. Whether it be automobile, motorcycle, even Four Wheeler and Sea Do's - he can do it all. (Not sure about jet engines, but it wouldn't surprise me).
As others have mentioned, he's also extremely fair. On the rare event there's something he cannot do, or assist with, he will give you excellent recommendations on what your best choices are. His pricing is extremely reasonable and overall the guy's just comes across as a sincere, honest, good person.
Who reported this place is closed? BS! as of about 10 minutes ago, they were up and running, doing beautiful work, and doing it in the most professional way.
If I could give 10 stars I would! Who would have thought that I would enjoy taking my car in for auto repair. I am so impressed with this place; the service, the staff, the prices and how fast they get things done - they are amazing, especially the owner Mike - what a cool guy!
I often don't contribute in reviewing businesses on the internet, but sometimes a business can be so GOOD that I had no choice but to write a great review for them.
Thompson Enterprises is awesome for several reasons. Every good business starts with the owner. Mike is super easy to talk to and was very diligent. He was honest, on top of things, and I could tell he was really a genuinely great guy.
Their flexibility to do work on your car within your schedule is awesome. It wasn't a struggle to get the car in and finished in a timely manner...and conveniently around my busy schedule. Their mechanic Doug knew his stuff for sure.
The fairness in the quote Mike gave us was unexpectedly awesome. Let's be honest, most of us are skeptical when it comes to any type of work being performed on our cars. Whether it is mechanic work, dealerships, or body shops, people never really know who to trust with good work and honest pricing. Well, Thompson's is one of those very unique places. The work quality they did was on par with how great the other facets of the business function.
I have raved about Thompsons to everyone I know...Five stars...easily.
Great shop! Have had my car repaired here a few times - outstanding service!
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