Mike LeVasseur - Keenan Auto Body, Inc
Mike entered the collision industry in 1976 when his high school Consumer Economics teacher offered him a job at his father's Auto Body Supply store.
He enrolled in Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology and continued to work in a small auto body shop, refining his skill set.
In 1980, Mike joined a multi-franchised dealership, and spent the next 13 years as a technician and body shop manager. In 1988 Mike won the honour of 'Highest National Score' for ASE.
In 1993, he met Don Keenan at a seminar. Shortly thereafter, he opened the first expansion shop of Keenan Auto Body, Inc 'Keenan Auto Body West'. In 2001 he was promoted to partner, and assumed the role of Executive Vice President, COO. He is currently President and Chief Operating Officer operating 12 facilities, encompassing two states, with sales exceeding $22 million and growing.
One of Mike's most significant goals in Keenan Auto Body is continuing to work as a team on behalf of his communities. His staff and many of their family members work together for the past thirteen years hosting an annual charity golf outing, raising in excess of $200,000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Camp-Make-A-Dream, Children and Youth Services, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and Little Smiles, while continuing to support many local educational and community events.
Mike began converting shops to waterborne paint products 2009. He took advantage of several grants and tax credits, and installed solar panels at his Delaware facility, and continues to research viable options for all locations. Additionally Mike volunteers his time educating industry partners on the processes of operation and importance of green initiatives.
Mike is an active member of the Philadelphia Automotive Citywide Advisory Board for the Philadelphia school districts automotive programs, The Swenson Technical High School Advisory Board, SCRS, The Dupont Market Advisory Panel, The Everest Partner 20 Group, NABC, a CIC Gold Pin Member, founding member of the Standox Pie Group, two-term member of the State Farm Auto Body Repair Advisory Council, ASA Collision Operations Committee board member, and a Fix Auto member.