Best of Marin
We’re honored that our customers have voted us Best of Marin in 1993, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2nd place in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014! We are officially part of the Best of Marin Hall of Fame. Thank you, we’ll keep working hard for you!
Novato Chamber of Commerce 2014 Large Business of the Year
A wealth of community contributions and commitment to the local economy through a growing and trained work force are among best business practices employed by Blake’s Auto Body. The company’s support of the Novato community includes car donations to families in need; sponsorship to Novato Youth Center, sponsorship and coaching of Novato High School sports, Novato Theater, Novato Hospital, Shifting Gears Rally, Marin Symphony; countless in-kind donations, and Novato Chamber support as a 28-year member. Blake’s representatives have a history as Chamber volunteers – including 1996 Chamber President Ed Wiggins and current Chamber Ambassador Jordy Andros.
Among the best practices are Blake’s membership in the EPA Green Power partnership, its solar-powered facilities, state-to-the-art eco-friendly paint booths (including a recent Novato upgrade) and distinction as the first northern California shop to adopt eco-paint standards. Continuous and advanced training and equipment has earned Blake’s Auto Body I-CAR Diamond, I-CAR Platinum, I-Car Gold and ASE certificates and no-less-than 11 ‘Best of Marin” hall of fame awards from satisfied customers.
“Blake and all who work at Blake’s exemplify that investment in business, strong customer service and attention to quality work and warrant their recognition as the 2014 Large Business of the Year in Novato,” said Chamber CEO Coy Smith. “We’re proud to call them Chamber partners.”
Sonoma Best Practices
Rohnert Park manager, Fernando Ruiz, was honored to accept the 2008 Best Practices Award from the Business Environmental Alliance.
Blake’s Auto Body was nominated by the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read more.
Outside the Box…
Congratulations to Blake’s for winning two more Telly Awards! Their two new commercials produced by Chuck Jessen, Young Picasso and Short Cut won the accolades at the 32nd annual Telly Awards-A National Event.
Blake’s has also won awards for what you might say is “outside the box” for a collision repair facility. They have won 38 awards in seven countries for their hilariously memorable television commercials.
Most recently Blake’s Autobody won 2 Telly Awards and a Silver ADDY award for its latest TV commercial, “No Parking,,” created by Jessen Productions, a local Marin-based company.
Blake’s received a Silver Telly Statuette, as a winner in the Auto Accessories category for Regional TV & Cable; and a Bronze Statuette as a finalist in the category for use of humor. “No Parking” also won a Silver ADDY award, District 14, and was a finalist at the London International Advertising Awards.
“No Parking” is just the latest award-winning TV commercial written, directed and produced for Blake’s Autobody by Mill Valley-resident, Chuck Jessen of Jessen Productions, with offices in San Francisco and Greenbrae. Other award-winning spots created by the Jessen/Blake’s partnership over the years include “Sledgehammer,” “Falling Star,” “Snow Plow,” “Hungry Bear,” and “Wrong Turn.” Several have been featured nationally on “World’s Funniest” commercials.