We had the good fortune of connecting with James Bishop and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi James, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I always needed to be in control of my own destiny. Growing up I saw my father at the mercy of other peoples whims and direction. It weighed heavy on him and my family as he would be passed over for promotions or positions he wanted. It made me not want to have to answer to others and only be a part of building some one else dream.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The Ding Guy is unique and environmentally friendly! The way I describe our business is an automotive protection and minor auto body repair specialist. We save waste that is normally generated from older technologies in the repair of dents and minor damage on automobiles. We offer time and money saving options for repairing cosmetic damage on our customers vehicles. The Ding Guy is a specialist in Paintless Dent Repair, paint touch up for scratches and blemishes we also provide coatings and coverings for paint protection from the harsh elements.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to my ranch in Divide. My ancestors moved to this area in 1872 and I have a lot of history to share about Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek and mining activity’s from the past century. Tour the Air Force Academy to see some old structures built by my ancestors like Capps Cabin. Then we would go to Garden of the Gods to see the beauty of that place. Next would be the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Will Rogers Shrine for some spectacular views.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife Aimee and my sons, Jesse, Dakota and Tanner have always been my motivation and support.

Website: www.thedingguy.com

Instagram: thedingguy

Linkedin: James Bishop

Twitter: The Ding Guy

Facebook: The Ding Guy Colorado Springs

Other: Google business page

Image Credits
All mine!

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