Meet the Team – Dave Lock

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Meet the Tidewater Express Inc team section of our website is a way for you to get to know our shop technicians, road service technicians, office staff and tow truck drivers. This blog post team member spotlight features the General Manager of our AutoCraft Collision Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

Meet the Team - Dave Lock

Dave Lock has been a Tidewater Express Inc employee since 2011 when the AutoCraft location was purchased by TEI. Dave remembers that January day fondly as the AutoCraft team was welcomed as TEI’s first corporate acquisition. If you remember back several posts ago, we introduced you to Trish. Trish was also an original AutoCraft team member at the time of the purchase. When thinking back over the course of the past 9 years Dave says with a grin, “If it weren’t for Trish where would I be?”. Ah, camaraderie makes the auto body collision repair world go ’round! Read on here to find out a bit more on what makes Dave tick.

Check out some of Dave’s quotes to our TEI team member Q&A….


Favorite part of working at TEI/AutoCraft Collision Center?

Other than running the AutoCraft side of the business, hands down my answer the ownership. The Pelfrey’s allow me to treat AutoCraft Collision Center as if it were my own.

What tool and/or machine is constantly in action at AutoCraft?

No question – the Frame Rack. You will always see either truck repair or an auto repair happening on that rack.

Favorite music artist/band or song?

Neil Young. Harvest Moon.

Favorite pizza topping?

Everything. Yes, everything at the same time. Pile it on!

Dave is always looking for qualified auto body technicians and auto body painters, check out the jobs section of our website for more details. Stay tuned here for more ‘Meet the Tidewater Team’! In the meantime, for all of your truck repairs, towing and recovery services, collision repair services, auto body paint or oversized hauling needs don’t hesitate to reach out to Tidewater Express Inc or AutoCraft Collision Center. Your Hampton Roads, VA area go-to towing and recovery, & truck and auto collision repair company.