Vocational Spotlight: Troy Tarpley
Troy Tarpley is the founder and owner Dent Tricks. Dent Tricks was founded in 1998 in Macon, Georgia, initially as a paintless dent removal (PDR) service. Over the years, the company has expanded their services to offer same-day bumper repairs, windshield repairs, headlight brightening, and odor removal.
Dents still make up the majority of Dent Tricks’ work, ranging in damage from typical shopping cart dents and door dings to larger damage such as hail and deer damage. These repairs are done in a manner that retains the factory finish, yet cost 1/3 to 1/2 what conventional methods cost.
Finding and specializing in a niche area of the automobile business has allowed Dent Tricks to become the ‘go to’ service provider for many car dealerships, body shops, rental companies and individuals.
On occasion, out of the ordinary requests for dent removal come their way. Dent Tricks has removed a dent from the Grand Opera House marquee, multiple airplane wings, refrigerators, and a prized replica Viking helmet that was damaged in a move at Mercer University.
Troy was awarded First Place, twice (2005 & 2008), at the International Dent Olympics and has placed in the top 10 many times.
Dent Tricks is located at 3190 Vineville Ave. and is open Monday-Friday, 9-5.
Their website is www.DentTricks.com. The FAQ page receives lots of compliments! They can also be found regularly updating on Facebook!