Back in 1985, REO Speedwagon topped the charts with “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and Madonna was raising eyebrows with “Like A Virgin”. At about the same time, Tim and Jane Magee had an idea to open a collision shop like no other. They wanted to own a body shop that people weren't afraid to visit. A place that was clean and friendly, and where people who had just had the shocking experience of a car accident, could feel comfortable and confident that their car was going to be repaired properly. Repaired to original manufacturers specs, and returned to them in pre-accident condition. That idea became the first Advanced Collision Services in Gulfport, MS.
With just two full time employees and himself, Tim Magee delivered on the promise of quality work, delivered when promised and for a fair price. With that quality work, his business grew. By 1999 it was time for a second location in Ocean Springs, MS. This was followed just four years later in 2003 with a third successful shop in Bay St. Louis, MS.
Advanced Collision Services fourth location almost never happened. Just as they were in the construction phase of their new Hattiesburg, MS location, hurricane Frances descended upon the Gulf Coast with a vengeance. With a building site severely storm damaged and looking like it would never become a reality, Tim and Jane pushed through, rebuilt and finally opened the new fourth shop. Eventually, they also opened a second Hattiesburg Location, and a shop in Biloxi, MS.