Westside Auto Paint and Supply, Inc. is a family owned corporation that has been in business in the Cleveland area for almost thirty years.
Started in 1984 in Fairview Park, Ohio by Andrew Simko and his son-in-law, Pat Vitou, Westside Auto Paint has grown inside and out. In March of 2001, Westside acquired Armstrong Automotive, 886 Cleveland Street in Elyria to service Lorain County, and western Cuyahoga and Medina Counties. Westside Auto Paint & Supply opened an Akron location on Arlington Road in October, 2006 servicing the counties of Medina, Portage, Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas, Wayne and surrounding areas. After acquiring B & R Auto Paint and Supply in October of 2010, the decision was made to merge the Arlington Road and B & R locations. The Akron location is centrally located at 630 Grant Street in Akron. The Fairview Park location continues to house the main offices and service the greater Cuyahoga County area.
Along with the expansion of the business, came the addition of personnel. Rob Simko, Andy’s son, joined the company as a Sales Representative shortly after the business opened. Two salesmen were hired for the Akron location in 2006 and an additional two salesmen with technical experience were hired in 2011 and 2013. Each brings over 20 years of experience in sales and in the collision industry. With the passing of Andy in 2006, Pat and Rob became President and Vice-President, respectively, of Westside Auto Paint and Supply, and continue to call on current and prospective customers. Experienced store managers, delivery personnel at each location, an account manager, and secretary, round out the staff.
Our business philosophy has always been that we will be successful by serving our customers with a commitment of quality, service and competitive pricing. Our goal has always been to ensure the production and profit factor for the customer. Westside has been and will continue to be, committed to excellent service, whether in deliveries or in weekly sales calls to check inventory, update current product lines, or to assist in any problem area that might occur. It is because of our commitment to excellence, that we have been able to maintain a strong bond with our customers.