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Looking to the Future with Aligned Values


Danlar Collision's partnership with SLFCU Business is built upon shared values like respect, service, and support.

"Your reputation is critical to your business," says Dan Knippel, CEO and General Manager. Dan and his founding partners – Larry Knippel, Vice President, and Dale Jacoby, Operations Director – opened their first location in 1988 with body shop experience and a desire to turn bad situations into positive experiences.

"People come to us when they’ve been in an accident," Dan says. They may be dealing with injuries, legal and insurance issues, and life without a car. "We have to be there for them so they feel confident that we’ll make the process as painless as possible. We want to provide service that leaves customers in awe, and they tell people they know."

In the last 30 years, Danlar has grown to three locations with more than 50 employees. That kind of growth takes financing, and other financial institutions, he says, have not always been receptive to their plans for the future.

Danlar began working with SLFCU Business in 2016. "They go out of their way to help us improve and grow our business," Dan says about Commercial Lender Priscilla Pollock and Treasury Management Officer Nathaniel Armendariz. "Their attention to our needs is so much greater than what I experienced in the past. They really made me feel like I was being treated like a customer again. It was almost a surprise because we were used to being treated differently." 

"If my business associates mentioned to me they were considering making a change, I'd highly recommend SLFCU Business," he says.

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