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About Us

The Durable Companies serves customers from New Haven County, Litchfield County, and the Northwest Area of CT.  We celebrate our rich history - over a century in business! Our services include auto repair and service, collision repairs and other auto body work, as well as 24-hour towing for passenger and commercial vehicles.

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The History of The Durable Companies

The Durable Companies is a privately owned family business now in our fourth generation.

Alexander Geremia was an Italian immigrant who dreamed of something more, and by 1909, he had found the company that would become his family legacy - Durable Auto Radiator Works. Originally located in New Haven, CT, Alexander moved the company to New Haven County where it was located first on West Main, then Litchfield County Avenue and finally, Thomaston Avenue where it still is today.

By 1919, our company was established as a radiator repair shop. But, by the second generation, Michael Geremia, auto body and mechanical services had been added into the mix. With our third generation, David M. Geremia, ushered in a new era by making sure Durable Radiator & Auto Body, Inc. was a “one stop shop” for our customers. By adding insurance direct repairs, a towing department and much more, he made sure that Durable continued towards our number one goal of making our customers happy.

Fast forward to today with our fourth generation, David P. Geremia. He grew up learning the business from the ground up at his Poppy’s knee – starting with repairing radiators, towing and repairing vehicles to name a few. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry as a fabricator, certified mechanic, certified appraiser, and more. He has been able to bring Durable into the forefront by bringing on board AVIS / Budget car rentals and Budget truck rentals as well as adding medium duty truck repairs and fleet maintenance departments here on Thomaston Avenue.

Durable is proud to have a long history of supporting our surrounding communities through such distinguished organizations as the Boy & Girls Clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts, the New Haven County Veterans Memorial Committee, New Haven County P.A.L. and more.

Our family mission at Durable is to make sure that the customer is completely satisfied with our “one-stop-shop.” Durable has a reputation of excellence in the local auto body collision repair industry and offers our customers the confidence, expertise and service of the oldest and most reliable vehicle repair shop in the area.

Whether you are stopping in for a tune up, looking for a paint job, or body work after an accident, our staff will guide you through the steps to your final repairs and get you back on the road. Automotive accidents may be unpleasant, but that doesn’t mean your repair process should be! Give us a call and we will be happy to provide you an estimate at no obligation.

At The Durable Companies, we have a strong reputation in our region for offering exceptional service when you need us most. Our AAA-Approved Auto Repair and Auto Body Shop offers: 

  • Quality auto repair services, including wheel alignments, brake repairs, diesel engine system repairs, and exhaust system repairs performed by ASE-certified technicians
  • Collision repair and other auto body work, including painting, glass repair, replacement, and tinting
  • Free body work estimates, by appointment only
  • 24-hour, AAA-Approved towing and roadside assistance
  • Truck fleet service, including medium and heavy-duty truck repairs
  • NAPA Auto Parts and ACDelco parts
  • Competitive prices on tire brands like Fuzion, BFGoodrich®, and Goodyear
  • Tire services including computer spin and road force balancing, PAX tires, flat tire repairs, and tire rotations
  • PPG Waterborne paint with a lifetime warranty
  • Pick-up and drop-off services
  • E-mail and text updates for repairs
  • Car and truck rentals on-site

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Whether you are from New Haven County, Litchfield County, or the Northwest Area, let The Durable Companies be your choice for auto repair and auto service.

The Durable Companies in Waterbury, CT

For over a century, local families and businesses across New Haven County, Litchfield County, and the Northwest Area have turned to The Durable Companies for professional auto repairs, quality auto parts, and friendly service. Over our many years in business, we've grown to become a one-stop service shop. From a simple oil change to complete auto body repairs, our team is ready to get you back on the road. We offer 24-hour towing and roadside assistance. We have a large inventory of wheels and tires for sale from top brands. If you need a car rental or truck rental, we've got them here, too. We even have some used cars for sale. Stop by The Durable Companies today.

Contact Us

Phone: (203) 753-0067
Fax: (203) 597-1192
Address: 393 Thomaston Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702

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(203) 753-0067 | 393 Thomaston Avenue | Waterbury, CT 06702