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Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

New owners of Preston Service Plus, Justin Jones, left, and Craig Bond, right, are ready to serve area residents.

Craig Bond and Justin Jones, new owners of Preston Service Plus, located in Preston, Minn., are getting settled into owning and running their business since taking over July 14, 2014.

Both men were employees of Preston Service Plus under previous owners Don and Dorrie Besse. First approached by Dorrie about whether the two were interested in buying the business they did not have to ponder the decision very long and were ready to say yes when Dorrie asked again. Everything moved pretty quickly from there and soon the deal was done.

For Jones, 36, and Bond, 37, going to work since taking over is the same, but also different. They walk into the same place and do the same work, but also have additional tasks such as “a lot of paperwork,” states Jones, and other new responsibilities. The two tend to take the job home with them now as the business and the work to be done is still on their minds after quitting time.

They are enjoying their new titles as owners, however, especially since they have known most of their customers for years and have received great support from everyone in the community and surrounding area. Bond noted they have been happy to see a few new faces come in and they appreciate the added customers.

No major changes have been made since the two took over as they feel everything was in place and ran smoothly the way Besse’s had been operating the business for years. The new owners currently employ one other person and hope to hire additional help in the future.

Jones received a two year degree in auto and truck rebuilding from Riverland Community College in Austin, Minn. and Bond has a two year degree in auto body repair from Ridgeway College in Willmar, Minn. and also a two year degree in automotive repair from Southeast Technical College of Winona, Minn.

Both men bring years of hands-on knowledge with Jones having 18 years experience, 15 of which have been at Preston Service Plus, and Bond has nine years experience. Jones is married with four children and lives near Harmony, Minn. Bond is married with two children and lives in Chatfield, Minn.

Bond and Jones describe themselves as honest and hard-working and are looking forward to providing service to area residents as owners of Preston Service Plus for many years.

Some of the services offered are oil changes, general automotive repairs, alignments, auto body repair, exhaust and muffler work, glass repair and replacement, tires and tire rotation, brakes, and suspension work.

With fall fast approaching now would be a good time to take your vehicle in to Preston Service Plus and have it inspected to be sure it is winter weather ready. Tires, battery, anti-freeze, etc. are checked with each oil change giving drivers peace of mind any time of year.

Preston Service Plus is located at 608 Houston Street in Preston. The phone number is (507) 765-3846. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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