Natomas Towing of Yuba-Sutter buys adjacent repair shop
Natomas Auto Body & Paint and Towing of Yuba-Sutter is celebrating the expansion of its business to include an auto repair division with a ribbon cutting on Nov. 27.
Natomas Towing, at 1451 Garden Highway, Yuba City, acquired the adjacent business, Genesis Automotive, in April and brought it into the Natomas fold.
The Yuba-Sutter branch of the towing company opened in 2008.
Asked why the Sacramento-headquartered company is expanding the business in Marysville-Yuba City, Sally Andrade, Natomas' business development coordinator in charge of Yuba-Sutter, said, "The reason (Natomas owner) Dave McNicol opened a repair shop is because he already had a towing facility in Yuba-Sutter and wanted to add auto body and paint — and then later added auto repair for one-stop shopping."
Natomas Towing is a full-service towing company with AAA affiliation, handling towing jobs for all sizes of vehicles — from motorcycles to motorhomes — as well as car lockouts, fuel delivery, jump-starts and tire changes.
Natomas' three divisions in Yuba City employ 21 workers, overseen by Yuba City general manager Trish Pratt, who also serves as manager of auto body and painting. Randy Tunes is manager of towing, and David Mendoza manages the auto repair division.
"Everything that you would need for your vehicle, we do it here," Andrade said last week. "Our motto in Yuba City is: 'We do it all,' meaning towing, body work and auto repair."
Natomas Towing was founded in Sacramento in 1996 by McNicol. The Yuba-Sutter branch is its third, after Sacramento and Davis.
The company believes in getting involved in the communities it serves, according to Andrade.
"Dave McNicol is a philanthropist, and he believes that when you have a business in the area, you must give back to the community," said Andrade. "Now he can serve the Yuba-Sutter area." She said the business annually participates in the Bok Kai Festival, the Marysville Christmas Parade and Veterans Day Parade.
The ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce, is slated at 5:30 p.m. at the Garden Highway site.