Best Salvage attributes its success to an excellent warranty program, quality parts, extensive inventory, and exceptional customer service. Being a member of Team PRP for over three and half years, we strive to provide our customers and partners with quality and promptness. We are also associated with Arizona Auto Recyclers Association, and United Recyclers Group; attending the annual meetings and contributing knowledge to industry leaders.
Best Salvage was founded in 1987 by Bill Janssen and Mike Best, as a joint venture to be the best in Tucson. The business model began as a hybrid full/self-service yard, affectionately known as the “Wild West” by their loyal customers. Bill and Mike often worked twelve hours a day, six days a week to keep the business running. Leading the yard to be full of life, laughter, and customers.
Bill's sons, Matthew and Justin Skidmore, were brought up learning the business. In 1994, the father-son team purchased Mike's partnership; beginning the new generation of a full-service, family owned and operated business. At this time, the business had a small office and a few employees operating on 10 acres of land. This was the opportunity the yard needed to become what it is today.
Over the years, Best Salvage changed with the industry and has grown to become the biggest yard in Tucson. The business is still owned by the father-son team and operates on the original 10 acres of land; expanding its office size and equipping the yard with 19 employees, to run smoothly. We now process over 600 cars a year with five salespeople, seven productions workers, one full time buyer, two full-time delivery drivers, two administrative staffers, with a sales manager and general manager overseeing the everyday functions.
We are proud to be actively involved in the community; hosting food drives for local food banks, donating to local charities, and providing cars to the military and fire department for training. Best Salvage believes being invested in the community demonstrates responsibility and accountability, as well as helping the community strive.