Shop Profile

Chip’s Diesel Repair

By Gary Butler Most automotive repair shop owners are very keen on making sure their technicians are well-educated on trends, technology, and information necessary to...

Align Auto Collision & Paint

By Steve McLinden It was a frantic mid-March afternoon at the new shop. The staff of Align Auto Collision & Painting, somewhat frazzled from a...

Quality Collision Repair Center

By Steve McLinden Blink and you might miss it. A few blocks off the well-beaten track of Evangeline Thruway (Highway 90) in Lafayette, on a...

Gateway Paint & Body Shop

By Gary Baker The manager of a Greeneville, Tenn., collision repair shop says innovative technology has brought, at least in one sense, a blessing and...

Cesar’s Collision Center

By Steve McLinden Life keeps throwing Cesar Figueredo hardballs, and while he’s been knocked down repeatedly, the New Orleans body shop owner always bounces back,...

Commercial Truck Center

By Gary Bulter NEWPORT, Tenn. — How does a truck repair/freight company reinvent itself and, quite literally, rise from the ashes of a horrific tragedy...

Complete Collision Center

By Steve McLinden ZACHARY, La. — Just over a decade ago on a sunny late-August afternoon, Doug Reed Jr. locked up his Chalmette, La., body...

Rod’s Custom

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Rod Walker started out as a machinist working out of a 1,000-square-foot shop in his back yard. As his reputation grew,...

Custom Touch Paint & Body

What happens when the owner of an independent body shop suddenly becomes seriously ill or incapacitated? Typically, it’s a death-knell scenario for an operation....

Bluegrass Auto Body

Brother and sister Wes Lancaster and LeAnne Brooks are third-generation operators at Bluegrass Auto Body in Lexington, Ky. Their grandfather Dale Lancaster started the...