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SOUTHFIELD, MI, April 24, 2019 – Capital Paint & Refinish won the BASF ColorSource Automotive Refinish 2018 Distributor of the Year award for a third time at the annual ColorSource conference. Approximately 135 single-line ColorSource partners attended the conference in Naples, FL.

“Our partnership with Capital Paint has helped us remain a strong competitor in the market,” said Denise Kingstrom, Distribution Director, Automotive Refinish at BASF. “Their service and dedication to our customers have been outstanding, and we look forward to another rewarding year of growth.”

“We’re proud to have received this award,” said Todd Kinsel, owner of Capital Paint & Refinish. “Our success is the result of working with BASF. Together, we provide our production and restoration customers the best quality refinish products with a level of service and support unmatched in the market.”

Capital Paint is a multi-storefront operation with locations across Texas, Colorado and Louisiana that services leading collision repair centers in those markets. Aside from working with BASF, Kinsel attributes Capital’s success to his team of industry professionals who have had comprehensive training and years of experience working with collision centers.

The ColorSource Elite Diamond Award was also presented to distributors with three or more years of consecutive growth:

  • A&F Paint and Supply
  • Baer Paints & Supplies
  • Capital Paint & Refinish
  • D. KC
  • James Hess LTD
  • Southeast PBE
  • West Penn Laco

Matthew’s Paint & Supply also won the new Rising Star award, a special recognition given to a new ColorSource distributor who has achieved exceptional success while embracing the values of ColorSource. A solid partner to BASF showing exemplary dedication and passion, Matthew’s was able to expand their business twice in less than two years, now operating three stores.

ColorSource is a network of BASF single-line distributors dedicated to offering innovative BASF products backed by the highest levels of customer service. To learn more about joining the winning team and becoming a ColorSource distributor, please contact Shefali Cromer at

Photo caption: 2018 ColorSource Distributor of the Year Award presented to Capital Paint & Refinish. (Left to Right): Marvin Gillfillan, Denise Kingstrom, Shefali Cromer, Scott Robertson, Chris Toomey, Billy Maxwell, Todd Kinsel, Danny Kissler, Paul Barnes, and Ben Dolton

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To assist automotive refinish customer searching for information about BASF products that meet the VOC limits for automotive refinish use, BASF provides Wall Charts that list the products that are compliant with the automotive refinish VOC regulations in specific regions in North America (country, province, state, air districts). It is the responsibility of the purchaser/end-user to ensure they know and understand the regulations for their specific region, industry, application and end use and ensure that the products that they are using are compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements and any permits specific to their business.

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