Quad City Dent L.L.C was started by Matthew Speidel who got his start in the auto collision business in 2017.
Growing up, i was always around cars and motorcycles. I originally wanted to be a mechanic, as growing up i was always wanting to tinker with vehicles.
In high school, i was the kid who swapped a motor in his El Camino in shop class, and would show up to his next class soaked in motor oil. I was eventually turned onto the auto collision side of the auto world by a teacher of mine and decided to attend Scott Community College for their Auto Collision Program.
In college, i became great friends with the instructor, and would work extra hard to learn as much as i could. During my stay at the school, i completely redid my prized 96 Sierra, and rebuilt a friends Taurus SHO, all while learning about the trade. I Decided to compete in the skills competition, and won state in 2018, and went on to compete in the national skills competition in Louisville KY.
After College i went on to work at Arnold‘s body shop, and kept learning the trade. I loved working at the shop, and was mentored the phrase: “good enough is the enemy of excellence” To this day, this is the phrase i live by.
I started my Journey into the PDR world in an effort to produce higher quality body repairs. At first i incorporated this technique into my conventional body repairs, until i slowly became good enough to start PDR Full time with Quad City Dent.
To this day, regular training and staying connected with the modern state of the PDR industry is very close to me. Each year, i attend courses with master PDR technicians in an effort to consistently hone this difficult art.