BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - James and Gina Mitchell of Indian Lake gave a new name to an old business on Monday. They are the official new owners of Joyce's Auto Body Inc. on Durant Road in Blue Mountain Lake.
The shop will soon boast new letterhead and will be called J & G Auto & Towing Inc.
Mitchell has been working at Joyce's for the past six years until he began the process of assuming ownership from Ken Hinckley about a year ago.
"He was tired of running two business," said Mitchell. "It was getting to be too much for him."
Hinckley is also owner of Dunham Boat Service in Big Moose. When he offered the shop to his then employee, there was no hesitation, according to Mitchell.
Despite the new name, the shop will still offer the same services. Mitchell will maintain the collision and mechanical repairs, free insurance estimates, NYS inspections, and 24-hour towing services.
Mitchell was born and raised in Indian Lake and graduated from Indian Lake Central School in 2005. His wife, Gina also has local roots and graduated from Newcomb Central School in 2006. They have two children, Kaydance - 4 and Keygan - 1.
Gina will be coming on to work with her husband and run the office for the business.
"We are both really excited about trying something new," said Mitchell. "We look forward to keeping up the same quality of service that Ken did with Joyce's."