I was shocked to see the following message on Lockard's website...

 

A staple of Portland has closed. There's no reason given - but when you go to their website, you find this message:

After 70 years of dedication to the collision industry, Lockard's Collision has serviced their last vehicle and will be permanently CLOSED. We appreciate the long run we've had, but other opportunities have arisen in what has become a memorable year for us all in many ways!

Thank you to the thousands of customers who thought of us first for their repair needs. Thank you to the commitment of our talented and dedicated staff of technicians. Thank you to the constant support of our vendors. Thank you to my family, to Lori and Dan, for their hard work and perseverance. Thank you to Bob Lockard for taking a chance on a 15 year old kid 60 years ago.

Thank you.
James S. Davison, Sr.
Owner

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I hope it was a decision that they wanted to make and didn't have to make. I just don't know - but I remember getting in an accident when I first moved to Maine over 30 years ago. It was Lockard's that got the dent out of the door. Thanks for being a Maine institution.

 

 

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