The thundering missiles of a vicious hail storm nearly destroyed Jim’s Buick Regal. Not only did the car need a new hood, roof, and trunk—It needed a fresh fender and windshield, and half the vehicle would need repainting. But Matt Sain—who began sweeping the floor of his father’s auto shop when he was just 12—was up for the vehicular equivalent of major surgery. Before long, the Buick Regal emerged from its repairs shining and whole.
Matt has taken the reins at his father’s 35-year-old shop, working alongside a manager who has been with Central Body Company, Inc. for 26 of those years. The shop’s team of technicians spruces up cars, motor homes, boats, and even school buses, taking care of extensive fiberglass repairs and smaller concerns such as scratches and dents. Whether the experts are aligning frames or adding a tonneau cover, they work meticulously and efficiently, even pre-ordering parts to reduce the time a client has to spend riding a rented camel around town.