Shop Profiles

  • One of the key benefits of being a multi-shop operator (MSO) is the ability to perform load leveling between locations. With locations in different communities, an MSO can take whatever work comes through the door without worrying overscheduling.
    Brian Albright
  • Stan Craven builds bodies in a couple of ways. Not only does his CARSTAR Chicago 38th St. shop achieve strongly satisfied customer rankings and reviews from drivers pleased with the body work done on their vehicles, but he frequently wins awards in body building competitions for his muscular physique.
  • Set on five acres with easy access just a half-mile north of Interstate 290 in Cypress, Texas, First Choice Collision-Cypress was customized to meet its customers' needs.
    First Choice Collision
  • With locations in Florence, Sheffield and Killen, Ala., and a fourth shop currently in the planning stages, many customers have dealt with three generations of Simpsons.
  • He owns three full-service collision centers that also provide mechanical repairs, yet Tom Bemiller still contends that “I’m not a car guy.”
  • A willingness to take a chance on trying out innovative repair techniques, including early adoption of robotics, has culminated in an inventive level of efficiencies at North Dakota’s Rydell Collision Center.
  • A thriving “shop local” movement is humming within the West Nashville neighborhood that’s home to the Whaley Paint & Body Shop, and residents nearby and throughout the Music City are very much in tune with patronizing the independent enterprise.
  • G&C Auto Body has opened a new Northern California location in the city of Sonoma, Calif., and purchased a new 13,500 square-foot facility  in Vallejo.
  • Kye Yeung’s fascination with Jaguars and Corvettes began in 1964 at the age of 9 upon hearing Jan & Dean’s “Dead Man’s Curve” on the radio: “I was cruisin’ in my Stingray late one night when an XKE pulled up on the right and rolled down the window of his shiny new Jag and challenged me then and there to drag…”
  • A huge sign towering above the John Hine auto dealership complex serves as a beacon, beckoning the 300,000 motorists who travel along Interstate 8 each day, and many of these drivers are in need of body shop work.
  • For nearly a decade Collision King Auto Body Repair Center has clinched annual top body shop honors bestowed by local newspaper readers and television viewers in addition to being named in 2013 as the Lone Star State’s Body Shop of the Year by Farmers Insurance.
  • Vaughn Repair Shop is located in South Amherst, OH. This town of 1700 lies near the Ohio Turnpike corridor, roughly halfway between Cleveland and Sandusky. 
    Robert Bravender
  • Paying close attention to the finer points of collision repairs and providing topflight customer service have set a course of success for Oregon’s award-winning Precision Body & Paint.
  • Big Sky Country is providing a vast amount of personal and professional satisfaction for Bruce Halcro, owner of Capital Collision in Helena, Mont.
  • In keeping with a long-standing tradition of embracing the most up-to-date wrinkles in automotive repair technologies, Suburban Collision has again moved to the forefront by establishing an innovative aluminum production facility.
  • CARSTAR Russom’s Collision in Rutherford, Tenn., seeks ongoing growth in a small town by applying the latest technologies into its business plan.
  • Not only was Fradella's Collision Centers in New Orleans able to rally and recover from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but owners David Fradella, Mike Fradella and Al Waller Jr. have expanded the operation to encompass three thriving locations.
  • At California’s Gustafson Brothers Inc. they describe themselves as an all-inclusive vehicle repair operation, serving Orange County’s motorists by providing a vast array of body shop and mechanical services along with hosting professional continuing education classes for repair technicians, insurance personnel and smog abatement testing technicians.
  • Chantilly Auto Body Group in Chantilly, Va., ABRN's 2015 Top Shops winner, has paved a long, successful path by flourishing in areas where many repairers either are reluctant to tread or may be overlooking.
  • Based in Milwaukee, Wis., 1Collision Network is a group of 21 shops that service the greater Chicago and Milwaukee areas.
    Brian Albright