Auto-Motion to open in former Shelton Collision Repair space

WICHITA — A new automotive shop is going to open in Derby at 122 N. Georgie, which was home to Shelton Collision Repair for more than three decades until its recent move.

Casey Kallhoff, who has worked for Advance Auto Parts for the last five years, is opening Auto-Motion.

“I just wanted to … have my own business,” Kallhoff says.

He says he and his staff of four will work on all makes and models but will specialize on later-model vehicles.

Kallhoff is leasing about 6,000 square feet of the 8,600-square-foot space.

“It will be huge,” he says. “We’ve got a lot of room to grow and add things and get bigger in the future.”

Grant Glasgow of NAI Martens handled the lease.

Auto-Motion will open in early January.

Kallhoff says Shelton Collision Repair will use the remainder of the building as overflow from its new shop, which is at 325 W. Patriot.

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Shelton Collision Repair to move in Derby

WICHITA — For the first time in more than three decades, Shelton Collision Repair in Derby is getting a new home, and it seems like it couldn’t be more perfectly timed.

Brad and Tracie Shelton are moving their business to 325 W. Patriot Ave. next to where it looks like a new Menards may be opening.

“That’s going to be nothing but good news for us,” Brad Shelton says.

The Sheltons bought the business in 1999 from Brad Shelton’s parents, Dale and Carolyn.

They started the business in 1977 at 122 N. Georgie, where it’s been ever since.

That building has 8,600 square feet.

The new store will have 11,500 square feet.

“Even though our footprint isn’t going to be that much bigger . . . it’ll be able to handle the capacity of 50-to-75 percent growth,” Shelton says. “It’s going to be set up that much better.”

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