New auto body shop opens in Firth

FIRTH — A new auto body shop in Firth held its grand opening Saturday.

Just-In-Case Auto Body & Repair officially opened Saturday in the old Stop n Shop on Mainstreet in Firth.

“As a teenager, i knew that someday I wanted to own my own bussiness,” Just-In-Case owner Justin Morris said. “It took me 20 years, but I did it.”

Morris and his family moved to Goshen around 15 years ago. Despite growing up in Utah, Morris said he thinks of Firth as his hometown.

While Morris was in high school, he became interested in auto body work. He even competed in the auto body category of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.

VICA is now known as SkillsUSA. According to SkillsUSA.org, the organization is “a nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service.”

It also holds competitions.

“I took first place in the auto body program. I went to nationals and placed very high in nationals,” Morris said.

Just-In-Case sign | Mike Price, Community Pioneer

Having discovered his passion for auto body work, Morris decided to continue to pursue that career path. That path led him to open Just-In-Case Autobody & Repair in Firth.

“This is a full-line collision repair center. Anything and everything to do wit ha collision, I can fix it. And most mechanical stuff will be done,” Morris said.

Morris said he has been looking for a property to open an auto body shop for three years. The old Stop N Shop location went on the market about a year ago and was in Morris’s top three possible locations.

After looking at the other properties, Morris said he decided to take over the Stop N Shop and stay in Firth.

“I consider (Firth) to be my home town. So I wanted to support the community and make a service that the community itself could use,” Morris said.

Just-In-Case is now open. Give them a call at 208-705-3076 or email them at jicautobody@gmail.com.

Mike Price

Mike Price is an award winning journalist from Shelley. He is now one of the founding members and Editor-in-Chief of the Community Pioneer.

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