A Family Business.
Peter Christodoulou is the Director. His wife Joanne is the Office Manager, whilst also running their home in Maraylya. Peter and Joanne have 4 adorable Children, 2 of which, have recently Joined the company as Apprentices. Jon, in the field of Spray Painting and Manager of Parts, and Reece who is an apprentice Panel Beater and Paintless Dent Removal Expert. Peters daughter owns and runs her own business, and their youngest son can hardly wait to leave school and join his family in the business.
Tegan, Peters Daughter, owns her own Hairdressing and Beauty Salon and also is a keen supporter of her dads business and community events.
Here is Peter and Tegan at the last Bodytech Show’n’Shine Car Show and Charity event.
How it all started
After being in the smash repair and car restoration industry for most of his working life. Peter worked hard and trained hard to become a very well respected tradesman.
Once he decided to open a Custom Panel Shop, he worked tirelessly to have a company he would be proud of from the moment the doors opened on April 2nd 2007 at 7am
He had 2 Factory Units, fully equipped, 5 staff and not a car on the premises. However by 2pm of that same day, the shop was fully booked. They have not looked back.
2016 and now approaching their 10th year of operation, having repaired or modified in excess of 20 000 vehicles and fully recovered from the fire in 2013, Bodytech is living up to its Goal of becoming Bigger, Better and Stronger than ever.
Everything Peter and his staff do as a company and as a family is to move swiftly and confidently into the future. The industry is changing rapidly with new systems and technology changing almost monthly. Peter makes sure all the staff are well trained and kept up with all technological advances, including attaining course qualifications with I-Car Australia. You will see the array of framed certificates on the walls in the office.
A personal goal of Peters is to make at least one change or enhancement every week, no matter how small. He says It keeps things interesting, exciting and profitable.
When you visit the office, and if there is time to have a look around, you will see Peter’s whiteboard in Reception which tracks every vehicle on the premises and what stage they are at at any given moment. On the reverse of that board, which you won’t see, is a list of these weekly changes or rather enhancements that he is in the process of making. At present there are 21 new processes or ideas marked on the board, with a tick next to around 17 of them having been completed or at least started. For instance, things as small as creating a folder to keep the many testimonials and thank you cards that are delivered daily, right up to a new plan to maximise the effectiveness of the apprentices, so they will be trained faster and learn more. It’s quite remarkable to see the dedication and commitment this man has for his company, but also the industry as a whole, particularly as his eldest sons, Jon and Reece will one day take over the reins.
Fast forward almost 10 years. Its December 2016. The business is a Direct Repairer for 4 major Insurance Companies. There are around 50 cars per week being completed and sent back to their owners. The premises are not big enough and they need more staff.
A conversation with the Owner of Castle Hill Smash sees a mutually beneficial purchase. A hand shake and the deal is done. Peter now owns a new business just accross the road with 5 new staff and 4 new units….what an achievement!
By Feb 2017 Bodytech is repairing closer to 70 cars per week with their main concern always being for the customer and for their safety.
Stay tuned to see what tramsforms in the next few years.
Sir Richard Branson has some amazing quotes, here is 2 of them that inspire Bodytech in business
Friday Morning Teas
Peter caters for the staff every Friday, no matter how busy they are, it has to be seen to be believed. A typical Friday morning may consist of seafood and Roast Pork, with a birthday cake for a staff member, usually 2 cakes to make sure everyone gets a piece.
You and your prize possessions are safe and secure here at Bodytech. Be the young modern enthusiast, Vintage or Prestige vehicle owner, family oriented Mum; Bodytech is the place for you and your vehicle.
It is clear as soon as you arrive here, the premises are so clean, you could literally eat off the floor. You will be greeted with honour and respect and when you leave with your vehicle, you will be surprised at what awaits you when you pay your account.