For nearly 40 years Bridges Repair has been the place to go for ATV and motorcycle repairs.
That tradition continued even after owner Andy Bridges retired a few years ago, but it just wasn’t quite the same. Bridges set a standard of excellence that built a loyal following of customers far outside of Yazoo County. It proved to be difficult to live up to that standard.
Now Bridges is back doing what he loves, and he has assembled a team that has what it takes to give his customers the kind of quality work they expect.
Bridges recently bought back his beloved business that has operated on Myrleville Road since 1983.
His first move was to hire James Shires as manager. Shires, who is also a veteran law enforcement officer in addition to being an ATV repair expert, was working as a police officer in Flora when Bridges asked him to consider coming to work for him.
Shires was eager to help rebuild the business.
“I have considered Andy my best friend since I started working here around 1999,” Shires said.
Bridges and Shires immediately went to work making improvements on the shop once they returned. Numerous improvements have already been made from cleaning and painting to organizing the inventory.
“We have had a lot of our old customers return, Bridges said. “They have always been good to us, and we’ve always worked hard to earn that trust.”
Shires said that one thing that sets Bridges Repair apart from many regional repair shops is that they will work on older models.
“Some places have a policy that they won’t work on anything 15 years old or older,” Shires said. “Some of those places send that business to us because they know they can trust us to do it right.”
Bridges said that another strong point for the business is its extensive inventory of used parts.
“We’re still working to organize and list everything we have,” he said.
Bridges Repair is located at 1906 Myrleville Road. Contact them at 662-746-5511.