Owning my own shop. It’s something I was destined to do.

Dan MorrowOwner, Morrow Collision
Dan Morrow Morrow Collision

Meant to Be.

Owning my own shop. It’s something I was destined to do. Mom says I first started making car noises at six months. I could name the make and model of every car I saw a few years later. As a child, I started timing how fast I could build model cars, making efficiency and quality a priority even back then. Everything I did was cars. There was no stopping me.

I got my first car at 14. Dad and I saw it off Highway 30 while traveling through Gibbon, Nebraska; a 1957 Ford Fairlane. It took me just a little more than a year to restore it with guidance from my dad. I would go to school all day, finish up sports practice and race home to work on it late into the night.

My first job was at Larry’s Body Shop in my hometown of Tekamah, Nebraska while waiting to start college. Within 3-4 months I was already doing full paint jobs. I had natural ability and great mentors. I studied Auto Body Technology at Southeast Community College – Milford where I learned much more about the technical side of the business.

Six months out of college, I met the love of my life, Julie. A car that I custom painted caught her eye. We were engaged after only five months and I decided to move to Lincoln in 1999 to be with her as she attended SCC and UNL. She worked as a medical lab tech while I worked at a local body shop and we were married in 2000.

When I was first in Lincoln, I took the quality I had learned and added speed. I quickly developed that competitive edge I still have today. When I wasn’t at work…I was still working. I had a mini-body shop in my garage where I had employees and did numerous collision jobs and restorations a month.

Finally, in 2002, after two and a half years at another shop, all the pieces came together, and we started Morrow Collision Center. Later that year, I hired my younger brother, Tom, who is now our general manager. The first several years were a lot of work; long days and nights establishing Morrow Collision Center, but I have always had the energy and ambition. Nearly 20 years and six daughters later, I know we’ve built a body shop that puts customers first and provides quality repairs.

I’m not expecting my daughters to go into the business. I just want to be the best dad I can and this business has given me the opportunity to do that. I love what I do. I love this city. Lincoln has given us so much. It’s helped my dreams come true and I will always show my gratitude by giving back to the community every chance I get.

2019 is going to be an exciting year for us and it’s all because of you. A huge thank you to all our customers; you are our foundation.

Tom Morrow

General Manager

Hometown: Tekamah, Nebraska

Education: Northeast Community College

Industry Experience: 16 years

Likes: fishing, golfing, watching his kids play sports

Dain Johnston

Estimator

Hometown: Central City, Nebraska

Education: Northwest Missouri State University

Industry Experience: 18 years

Likes: playing drums, football, steak dinners

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Kevin Stokes

Frame & Auto Body Tech

Hometown: Davey, Nebraska

Education: Southeast Community College - Milford

Industry Experience: 30 years

Likes: America, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, grilling

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Brent Bivens

Frame & Auto Body Tech

Hometown: Nebraska City, Nebraska

Education: Southeast Community College - Milford

Industry Experience: 23 years

Likes: football, baseball, spending time with his kids and dogs

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Jared Brenner

Auto Body Refinish Tech

Hometown: Valparaiso, Nebraska

Education: Southeast Community College - Milford

Industry Experience: 8 years

Likes: prime rib, the outdoors, flipping houses

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Christian Heuke

Frame & Auto Body Tech

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Education: Southeast Community College - Lincoln

Industry Experience: 3 years

Likes: riding motorcycles, car races, trap shooting

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Toni Closner

Customer Service Specialist

Hometown: Papillion, Nebraska

Education: Peru State College

Industry Experience: 3 years

Likes: softball, watching movies, working out

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Steph Terry

Community Impact Director

Hometown: Wilber, Nebraska

Education: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Industry Experience: 6 years

Likes: dogs, cooking, sand volleyball