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Taylor Gay is Best Customer Service


THURSDAY • February 25, 2016

Taylor Gay, the manager of Ray of Light Tanning Studio, has tied Best Cashier/Best Customer Service provider in McDuffie County for 2015. “I was beyond excited to share this honor with an amazing company for one year, last year, and to win it for a second year is beyond exciting for me to represent myself and my work family once again,” said Gay, The McDuffie Progress/Taylor Gay the manager for the last three and Taylor Gay one-half years. The Ray of Light Tanning Studio has operated at 1421 Washington Road for eight years. The business offers tanning beds, sunless tanning, teeth whitening and sales. In addition to Gay, other key people are Taylor Williams and Elena Bohler, who provide sunless tanning, and Abbie Bohler, the bed cleaner. “The key to our success is client safety as well as making him or her feel like the best version of ‘them’ as well as never stopping the learning process and continuing to share knowledge to our clients,” Gay said. Owned by Tammy Crawford, the studio is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 .m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tim’s Tire is Best Tire

Tim's Tire and Automotive, owned by Tim Powell, has been voted as the best tire place in McDuffie County. Tim's Tire has been in business for 10 years, doing tires and automotive repair at the business located at 1213 Washington Road in Thomson. The key people at Tim's Tire include The McDuffie Progress/Wayne Parham Bryan Randall, managRandall, manager, and April er, April Newsome, Bryan sales manager, Bobby Newsome, sales manager, are shown at the Hobbs, shop foreman, front counter. William Shelton, David Vasquez, Brian Hathaway, Thomas Glabes, Zach Simpson and Rich Miles. The staff credits their success to quality repairs, pricing and on-time repairs and wants to thank all of their great customers.


Jimmy and Dena’s wins Best Auto Body Shop, Auto Service Repair and Mechanic

The McDuffie Progress/Brian Hobbs

Jimmy and Dena’s Body Shop is located at 146 East Hill Street.

Jimmy & Dena’s has been named the top body shop, top auto service and top mechanic in McDuffie County. Voters selected the automotive and collision repair business as Best Auto Body Shop, Best Auto Service Repair and Best Mechanic in Best of McDuffie 2015. Jimmy and Dena Williams opened the business in 2003 and have operated at 146 East Hill Street for 13 years.

They attribute their success to customer service, customer satisfaction and employees with experience and expertise. “Thank you to all our dedicated employees for all your hardwork and commitment,” the owners said. Jimmy & Dena’s is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday. The body shop also offers 24-hour towing.