Customer Testimonials


Dear Black Walnut Body Works,

I cannot express how thankful I am that you took the time to get the dents out of my car. My car looks amazing and I can't thank you enough. You pretty much gave me a brand new car! I really appreciated it and I felt more comfortable with my decision to bring my car to you. I really, REALLY appreciate all you've done and I can't thank you enough.

Sincerely,


Amanda D.

Dear Lions Club Supporter,

On behalf of the Bellefonte Lions Club, we would like to thank you for your support of our annual golf tournament to benefit our Bellefonte Lions Club. With your help the tournament was a great success! 

Your patronage allows the Bellefonte Lions Club to benefit our local community. 

Again, thank youf or making this even such a great success. We hope to make next year's tournament even better. 

Sincerely, 


Golf Tournament Commitee

Employees of Black Walnut

I just wanted to write a short note to express my appreciation for the work that you did on my Buick. I appreciate the professionalism of your entire staff. I was amazed at how wonderful the car looked. The paint job was amazing. All I can say is thank you for a terrific job. Thank you again. 

 


Sally G.

Black Walnut Body Works,

Many thanks for the beautiful job you've done in repairing our car. Also all the extra cleaning and washing you've done. It was all so gratefully appreciated.

God Bless and have a wonderful day!


Mr. and Mrs. Grant B.

Eric,

I just wanted to again thank you and everyone involved for a superb job in patching up my jeep. Please pass on our gratitude to all I came in contact with and also to those behind the scenes. Great service is definately an art form, albeit a vanishing one these days.

"Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art." -Miguel Ruiz


Brett T.

Eric & Team,

Thank you very much for helping me out on that cold, wintry day in January. Going beyond expectations, you got me back on the road with a door that closed.


Jim S.

Employees of Black Walnut,

I just wanted to write a short note to express my appreciation for the work that you did on my Buick. I appreciate the professionalism of your entire staff. I was amazed at how wonderful the car looked. The paint job was amazing. All I can say is Thank you all for a terrific job. Thanks again!


Sally G.

Eric & Team,

Black Walnut Body Works rocks! Eric Dash and his talented staff took my classic old car and made it look better than it did in 1975. I have trusted Eric and his team's expertise with many vehicles over the years and I will continue to do so in the future. I highly recommend this company for its outstanding work.


Jeanne Murph, Former Owner, The Gamble Mill Tavern

Thank you

Black Walnut did a commendable job and I highly recommend them. I am an automobile technician myself, and easily recognized their high standard of work, attention to detail, and organized, properly fitted, and professional facility and staff. My car is a Saturn Sky Roadster and only the Solstice is part of that "GM Kappa" platform, and repair can somewhat be complex in some aspects. Black Walnut did an excellent job. No complaints. I highly recommend them. 

 


Michael K. Boalsburg

To All

Thanks for all your help and hard work. You guys did a great job. 

Thanks again, 


Jennifer M.

Dear Employees of Black Walnut -

This is a note to thank you for the perfet job you did on my car and the friendliness of those I spoke with. My car was a green Subaru wagon with a dented up hood and broken windshield among other things. Now, I love my new hood more than the rest of the car! It really looks amazing. I really appreciate the service as well as how immaculate my car was inside and out when I picked it up. What a refreshing business to work with. 

Most Sincerely


Marisa A.

Thank you

Thanks for a super job on the Rodeo. 

You're the best!!


Rita K.

Thanks Eric,

For the beautiful job you did on our Ford Taurus. 
John & Molly D.

Dear Eric

Please share with your entire staff my words of complete satisfaction, gratitude, and amazement with the quality of extensive body repair work performed by Black Walnut on my vehicle. Your crew is truly composed of craftsmen. You, as a stickler for perfection and the use of the right replacement parts, along with your competent team of professionals, made my crinkled Durango look like new. No thumps, creask, squeaks, or pops. And the paint job matches the original perfectly. 

I insisted with my insurance company that Black Walnut will do the best job at the fairest price, as you have done for us in the past. You again proved me right. It is bad enough to be involved in a serious accident without having one's trusted vehicle not made whole again as you did. Even the post-repair detailing was far above average, right down to the dog hair removal. 

Nice work Eric and the Black Walnut team. 

Cordially, 


Richard C.

Thanks Eric and Jill

 Thanks Eric and Jill for hosting another year for our Tara's Angels Relay for Life Halloween Party. It has been a blast working with you guys over the last many years. You two are so very generous!! Love ya both!! Thanks!
Tara's Angels Relay for Life

Customer Satisfaction Survey Response - 100%

<span rgb(20,="" 24,="" 35);="" font-family:="" helvetica,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 14px;="" line-height:="" 19.32px;"="">Can't thank them enough for going above and beyond the service requested. Very caring and extremely friendly. Craig was great! He was very helpful and went above and beyond to help. The entire staff made me feel like family. Extremely thankful and satisfied and recommend them every time! Thank you so very much!
anonymous

Customer Satisfaction Survey Response - 100%

Would recommend your business to anyone for repairs and you will see me in the future for some painting work!
Anonymous

Another very satisfied customer

Black Walnut Body Works exceeded my expectations when repairing the rear end of my Altima! They provided excellent and attentive customer service throughout the estimate until I picked the car up and the work they performed is flawless! My car looks brand new and I couldn't be happier. Craig was extremely kind when discussing my repairs after the fact and explaining to me any issues they came across during the repairs. I couldn't have asked for a better experience anywhere! I will be sure to always use Black Walnut Body Works and direct everyone I know to them as well! Thanks!
Anonymous

Another satisfied customer

Can't Thank Black Walnut enough! And wouldn't want anybody else work on our car but Black Walnut!! We just got our car back yesterday after it was hit and the person ran !! Black walnut went above and beyond to make our experience with them a very pleasant one! This is the second time we had them work on our cars for body damage! I would rate them a 10 plus!! Beautiful job done on our cars!!! Thank you again to All at Black Walnut!!
Anonymous

Thank you!!!

Black Walnut goes above the word excellence!! They work hard to please customers!! We can't Thank all staff at Black Walnut enough!! They are the best and would recommend them to anyone!!
anonymous

Thank you!

As always, the staff & quality of work were excellent! Thank you all very much! Ursula Kelz
Ursula K.

Great job!

Truck looked great. Paint matches. Really appreciated picking up a clean truck. Did not expect that. Thanks. Very pleased with the results of your work.
anonymous

Thanks guys!

The repair was done in a very timely matter and the workmanship is excellent. I will recommend Black Walnut to all of my family and friends. Everyone was helpful and friendly. THANKS GUYS FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
anonymous

Thank you!

Have always been very happy with expert quality work and professional service at Black Walnut. Thanks again!
anonymous

Thank you!

My experience was the best I ever had at a repair shop. Everyone was polite and curtious. I will always come back there. R.M.
R. M.

Can't thank you enough

I can't thank you guys enough. You helped me take a bad situation and turn it into a great experience. Megan at that front desk is super nice and very approachable. Cràig was great too. Many of my parts were on back order for about three weeks and he was very good at communicating with me on what was going on and time lines. When I picked the car up yesterday it literally looked better than when I got it off the lot brand new. Great team you have there. Thank you!!! 
C. B.

Thank you!

Thank you Eric, Craig and your guys! They did a beautiful job!!!
anonymous

Wonderful job!

You did a wonderful job!!! I am so pleased with the work and the timely manner it was done in. Thank you
Anonymous

Great job!

Great job as usual. When I want it done right I take my car to Black Walnut. Thanks
Norman

the YMCA

Dear Eric, 

On behalf of the Bellefonte Branch of the YMCA of Centre County, I want to thank you for making a generous donation to the 2016 Silent Auction.  More than $12,000 was raised to benefit our Open Doors and Backpack Weekend Food Programs.  Your donation helped make this event a great success, and we appreciate your support!

Thank you again for your support of the Y.  Together we are strengthening our community.

 


Sincerely, L. T.

Superb job!!!

<span 9pt;="" font-family:="" 'courier="" new';"="">The repair job was superb--you can't even tell there was ever any damage! I also appreciated the detailing, which I wasn't expecting. Everyone I dealt with was great--knowledgeable, friendly. The icing on the cake? It was done exactly when you said it would be done. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who needs body work done.
Karen H.

Satisfied!

Everybody was very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. My truck looks great again. I am very satisfied with the entire Black Walnut experience. 
Chad B.

Very nice clean shop!

<span "courier="" new";"="">Very nice clean shop, friendly, and did a fantastic paint job on my Grey Porsche. It is nice to see it look just like new. Was suprised to find out that they also washed the car. Th car was given to them on Moday, and it was finished on Wed. Amazing!! 


R.W.

Satisfied!

Everything was taken care of just the way I like it 
B.S.

Satisfied!

YES!
A.Z.

Community Involvement


Dear Eric,

We sincerely appreciate your generous donation to sponsor our 2nd Annual RFL Revved Up For Fun: Motorcycle Poker Run! Our event wouldn't be nearly as successful without the enthusiasm and sponsor support from our business friends like you! We appreciate you!

Thank You!


Restek Relay for Life Team

Dear Black Walnut Body Works,

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your gift donation. Our exhibition bout was a huge success, in part due to your help. The automotive detail you donated to our silent auction was a hot item! Thank you for your generosity. If you ever need us to help with a cause of your own, please let us return the favor.

Sincerely,


State College Area Rollers

Black Walnut Body Works,

Thank you so much for supporting the ride for our daughter!

Lots of Love!


David & Angie

Black Walnut Body Works,

The Grange Fair Car Show committee would like to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of the 2010 Grange Fair Car Show. Our show was a success, due to your help and hopefully you will support us in 2011!

Again, Thank You!!


Shirley H. - Chair

Eric & Staff

On behalf of Historic Bellefonte, Inc. and the Big Spring Festival, thank you for your generous gift and ongoing support of community events. These events add to the quality of life that makes our community so special.

ThankYou!


Holly W. - President HBI

Black Walnut Body Works,

I'd like to thank you for the donation of your building and the auto detail certificate for our fundraiser. It helped us raise $2,546 this year at our 11th annual Halloween fundraiser. This is our best yet! We couldn't raise as much money as we do for the American Cancer Society without the generosity of others. My team, Tara's Angels, has been raising money through the Relay for Life for 11 years now and we are going to continue until there's a cure. You have been so generous and helpful to us over the years. We love you for it.

Thanks again!!


Tara R. -Tara's Angels Team Captain

Dear Lions Club Supporter:

On behalf of the Bellefonte Lions Club, we would like to thank you for your support of our annual golf tornament to benefit our Bellefonte Lions Club. With your help the tournament was a great success!

Your patronage allows the Bellefonte Lions Club to benefit our local community.

Again, thank you for making this event such a great success. We hope to make next year's tournament even better.

Sincerely,

Golf Tournament Committee


Bellefonte Lions Club

Eric,

I wanted to take a moment to say "thanks" for your continued support to the Youth Service Bureau. Your generosity helps the YSB serve the childrend of our area. For that, I'm grateful. Thanks again!


Scott C. - YSB Board Member

Dear Black Walnut Body Works,

Thank you for allowing me to use your adorable VW bug in the Bellefonte Homecoming Parade. Despite the rain, I still had a great time! Once again thank you for generously allowing my parents to drive me and the use of your vehicle. Your support was greatly appreciated!


Madison Kauffman - 2013 Grange Fair Queen

Dear Black Walnut Body Works,

Thank you very much for your generous donation to the Bellefonte Family YMCA's Silent Auction. The Auction was a huge success, raising over $6,000 for our Open Doors Program. The Open Doors Program ensures that no one is turned away from the YMCA of the inability to pay.

The Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and give back and support our neighbors. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to learn, grow and thrive. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Again, thank you for your contribution.

Yours truly,


Liz Toukonen - Branch Executive Director, YMCA of Centre County

Dear Eric & Team,

On behalf of the Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA), thank you for your donation of an Auto Detail.

Your support helps PVCA accomplish our goals of sustaining the region as a healthy, beautiful place to live, work, and do business, while reserving the environment and heritage of Penns Valley.

We look forward to your continued interest and participation in PVCA, and hope that you enjoy reading about the activities of PVCA in the newsletter. Please feel free to contact us at info@pennsvalley.net if you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, programs, or committees.

Sincerely,


Karen Yanak - Membership Committee

WPSU: Penn State Public Broadcasting

Hi Eric and Jill, 

I wanted to thank you for your continued support of the Connoisseur's dinner. Everyone involved with the event is grateful for your support. 

 


Mike T.

Dear Black Walnut Body Works,

Thank you for your generous donation and support of our softball team in our quest for the State Title. 
B.E.A. 12 U District Team

Dear Jill

On behalf of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts/First Night State College Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, I take this opportunity to thank you for your sponsorship of an ice sculpture in the amount of $250. It is through the generosity of our friends in the community that we can offer this family-centered New Year's Eve celebration. Once again, we had great crowds who enjoyed the ice sculptures, performances, resolutions sculptures, and more. More than 1,000 people participated in the 5K Resolution Run! 

Thank you again for your support of First Night State College. We couldn't do it without you! 

Sincerely,


Diane B. Director of Development

Dear Friend,

The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair Committee sincerely thanks Black Walnut Body Works for your generous sponsorship at the 2014 fair. We were happy to place your logo on the Gazebo stage as a major sponsor which had good visibility. 

We hope to have a long-time relationship with Black Walnut Body Works and also promote your company in our guide next year. 

Again, thank you for your support of one of Bellefonte's signature events. 

Sincerely, 


Debbie H., Director

Dear Eric

We sincerely appreciate your generous donation to sponsor our RLF Revved Up For Fun Motorcycle Run! We have been pleasantly surprised by the positive support of our fundraising efforts from business friends like you at Black Walnut Body Works, Ltd! 

We appreciate you! 

Thank you! Rester Relay for LIfe Team! 


A.J. S.

Jill & Eric

Thank you so much for the donation of your building for our fundraiser. Thank you for helping us with the auction gifts too. We really enjoy your partnership for this event. Thanks! We love ya! 

 


Tara & The Tara's Angels Team!

Dear Friends,

Please accept our most sincere appreciation for your recent donation to the Bellefonte Education Foundation. Our Board of Directors is very grateful of your generous gift. 

Our Foundation continues to help our students and teachers achieve greatness. By joining our alumni, BASD employees, and friends who are contributing to the work of the Foundation, you are helping to promote continued excellence in Bellefonte Area Schools as we prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st Century. 

Sincerely, 


Leslie S., Secretary

Dear Area Business:

We would like to thank you for your recent dontation to the Marion-Walker PTO for the annual Marion-Walker Elementary Winter Carnival. The carnival was held February 27th. It was a huge success! We raised more money than ever and had the largest attendance ever, as well. The kids had such a fun evening! 

The money raised goes to the Marion-Walker PTO to pay for field trips, classroom activitues, classroom equipment, and other school related functions and activites. 

Thank you again for your generosity. We hope you will continue to support hte Marion-Walker Elementary PTO in the future. 

Sincerely, 


Katie B., Tonya J., & Bikem O.

Dear Friends,

On behalf of hte FaithCentre staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors and as a runner myself, I would like to thank you for your support of this year's 5K and 10K race. I am pleased to inform you that 119 runners and walkers hit the road and that the event raised over $8,939 for the FaithCentre Food Bank and Pen Food Pantry. 

The money raised will hekp us continue to make sure that no one in our community is deprived of access to healthy, nutritious food. Over 800 area residents rely on the food bank each month and we could not begin to meet that level of need for food assistance without the kind support of our neighbors and business leaders. 

Additionally, this year $1,000 was specifically ear-marked for the Pet Food Pantry which is also located at the FaithCentre. We found this to be a vital program for people who love their companion animals but have a difficult time caring for them financially. We invite leashed dogs and their owners to take part in the walk/run and their presence adds some fun and warmth to the events of the day. 

Thank you again for your generous support and for helping us make this another winning year! 

Sincerely, 


Nicole S. Exec. Director FaithCentre

Dear Jill & Eric,

Thank you for your generous donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) Centre County Walk. Through your gift, you are helping to futher our mission of understanding and preventing suicide. 

Because of you and so many other friends and supporters, AFSP Has become the leading national organization exclusively devoted to preventing loss of life from suicide. Donations to AFSP have allowed us to invest in promising new research and maintain our position as the nation's leading private source of funding for suicide research, while also investing in new educational initiatives. One such program, More Than Sad, teaches high school students about teen depression, anxiety, the dangers of alcohol use and the negative effects of bullying. More Than Sad encourages young people with problems to seek help for themselves or a friend, and a companion program trains teachers about the role they can play in suicide prevention. AFSP is also recognized as the leading organization for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, offering an array of programs that assist the surviving family members and friends.

With the opening of AFSP's public policy office in Washington, DC several years ago -- we are recruiting and training volunteer advocates in all 50 states, and we organize visits with U.S. Congressional Members, as well as with state officials, to advance suicide prevention policies and legislation at the federal and state levels. Add an expanding network of chapters, now up to 75 nationwide and over 400 Out of the Darkness Walks and we are emerging as a significant force for the prevention of suicide.

We are grateful to you for your support, and pledge to contribute to earn your trust by maximizing the funds used to prevent suicide. Based on our recent audit, AFSP's management and fundraising costs are well below non-profit industry standards at 17.2% of total expenditures, which means 82.8% is invested in research and programs.

To learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, please visit us online at www.afsp.org. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to call me at 888-333-AFSP ext. 2048.

Thank you for supporting suicide prevention.

Sincerely, 


Michael L. Vice President of Development and Field Management

Dear Eric,

On behalf of the Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA), thank you for sponsoring Riversongs with your donation. 

Your support helps PVCA accomplish our goals of sustaining the region as a healthy, beautiful place to live, work, and do business, while preserving the environment and heritage of Penns Valley. 

We look forward to your continued interest and participation in PVCA, and hope that you enjoy reading about activities of PVCA in the newsletter. Please feel free to contact us at info@pennsvalley.net if you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, programs, or committees. 

Sincerely, 


Karen Y. Membership Committee

Black Walnut Body Works, Ltd.

Thank you so much for your contribution to help us raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We raised over $500 for this worthy cause. We really appreciate your help!

Thanks! 


Bellefonte Key Club

Thank you

Thank you for your generous donation and for helping honor our veterans in the manner they deserve. 
Rubra B.

Hi Eric/Jill,

I wanted to thank you for Black Walnut's continued support of the Connoisseur's dinner. Everyone involved with the Event is grateful for your support. 
M F, WPSU

Black Walnut,

Thank you for your generous donation to Howard Elementary School's Walk-a-Thon! With your donation, we raised $2,944 for Make-a-Wish.

Thank you again,  


Amber B.

BWA

On behalf of hte Bellefonte Wrestling Association I would like to extend our Sincere Thanks for your generous donation to our program this past season. Donors such as your self enable our wrestlers to participate in numerous tournaments and camps all across Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. 

Your continued support is appreciated as we look forward to another rewarding Wrestling Season in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year

Thanks again, 


BWA Secretary

Dear Bellefonte Football Supporter,

On behalf of the Bellefonte Football Program, I would like to thank you for your sponsorship for the Bryan Durkin--Dr. Hugh Rogers Red Raider Open. This year's tournament took place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Nittany Country Club. I am happy to say that we had twelve teams participate in the tournament and a great time was had by all involved. 

This tournament allows us to award $2,500 in scholarships for Bellefonte Area High School students each year. The tournament helps to provide funds for the Bryan Durkin, Dr. Hugh Rogers, and Ken Achuff scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, the tournament helps support the Bellefonte Football Program. 

Please know that your sponsorship goes a long way to help the student-athletes of Bellefonte Area High School. Please feel free to contact me with any qyestions. We hope you are able to attend our games and look forward to seeing you around the field. Again, thank you for supporting the Bellefonte Football Program. 

Sincerely, 


Shanon M. Bellefonte Area High School Head Football Coach

Black Walnut,

Your sponsorship gift is greatly appreciated by the Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair. Without your generous support we would not be able to have such a great fair. Thank you so much. 

**Thank you so much for your continued support. We are so appreciative! 


Debbie H., Fair Director

Dear Jill,

Thank you for making me smile today! 

I hope you are smiling too, knowing that your sponsorship of First Night State College truly makes this beloved community celebration of all that is possible in the New Year happen.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers who work year-round to produce First Night State College and the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, thank you for your sponsorship controbution for a one-block ice sculpture.  

Not only does your ice sculpture create that festive First Night atmosphere, it also helps to make the rest of the fun adn popular activites possible. 

If you'd like to get involved in those efforts in some way, please let me know. We'd love to hear your ideas and welcome your team as volunteers if you are interested. 

Thank you again for your sponsorship of First Night State College. We couldn't do it without you.

Sincerely,


Richard B. Executive Director

2016 Old House Fair Bellefonte

2016 Old House Fair in Bellefonte has come and gone.  Because you helped sponsor the Fair, I 'm writing to report on how things turned out.  First, we can say it was popular.   About   forty people turned out for the 3.5-hour workshop on Friday afternoon to learn about a new local financing technique to bring old downtown buildings back to productive economic life.

 

 

 

 

2016 Old House Fair in Bellefonte is something you can be proud of sponsoring.  It provided entertainment, inspiration and education to a good number of people who help make "Victorian Bellefonte" the special place it is.  Thank you for helping to make it all possible.


Joe Griffin, Chair Old House Fair Committee