In 1962 Steve De Graaf set up a panel beating business in Harrow Street in North Dunedin.
Now 50 years later in it's purpose built premises at 26 Wilkie Road in South Dunedin there is a staff of 15.
Today it is managed by his three sons Mike, Steven and John. While the majority of the company's work comes via insurance companies - it is recommended by the city's major insurance companies - it also carries out work for local car dealers, individuals and does a small amount of restoration work.
As one of Dunedin's larger collision repair workshops Harrow Motor Body Works repairs on average 150 vehicles a month.
Steve De Graaf (Senior) is now retired although you can sometimes still catch him helping out. Steven oversees the running of the Paint Shop and Office Administration, Mike and John also help with Office Administraiton and run the Panel Shop.
We recently celebrated 50 Years in business with a get together for former staff, customers & suppliers. Over 80 people turned up for a catch up which was great.