Posted by James Howell on 4/22/2013 to General
No, I'm not talking about us maturing into a legitimate classic Chevrolet business. I'm talking about the growing pains of expansion and organization. For over 30 years my father has been collecting used Chevy parts from 1955-1972. We boast of being one of the largest suppliers of original parts for the full-size Chevy. But with such a huge collection comes the issue of organization and processing orders. What good is a re-manufactured electric wiper motor or a rare windshield sunvisor if you don't know that you have it. There have been too many occasions when, after organizing a certain section of the warehouse, I would hear my father exclaim, "Oh, I didn't know we had that! I could have sold that last week." But alas, we undergoing a massive "spring cleaning."
We have built a second story which now houses all of our original used fenders. We no longer have sort through a pile of fenders from various years just to find a single fender!
The second story also houses our new wheel rack which allows us expedite the process of helping a customer find the perfect fit. We've got most of the original sizes and even a few 409 wheels. With a little cleaning these wheels are ready to roll out the door.
We also plan to create an entire section for our used glass section, plus a designated area for original Air Conditioning units.
We're not only growing up! But we're also growing out. We just purchased another 40ft trailer to house more of our original seats giving us a total of three trailers packed full of bench and bucket seats. Our seat restoration business has quickly become one of our highest grossing services on the web. Check out our 1955-1956 Chevy 2-Door Bench Seats or the coveted 1962-1964 Chevy Impala Super Sport Bucket Seats.
With the launch of our website, we've also had to create our own "mini-photo studio" where we can provide our customers with quality images of the parts they need.
All this, so that our customers can have a smooth and efficient experience when ordering from Southeast Chevy Parts. Thank you, to all of our customers who make these "growing pains" well worth the time and effort.