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Technology and craftsmanship come together for superior auto body repair.

Who We Are

Body Builders Automotive is a family-owned and operated auto body repair shop that has been providing quality service to the Chicago Northwest Suburbs for over 40 years. Founded by brothers Michael and Patrick Phillippi in 1978, they started their business with a small garage, learning everything they could about the collision repair industry as they worked hard to provide customers with excellent results.

Today our facility boasts a state-of-the-art infrastructure spanning over 20,000 square feet, capable of accommodating both modern high-end vehicles and classics.

Our services

Collision Repair

We perform every aspect of collision repair with unparalleled skill. Our metal technicians are all I-CAR certified and undertake ongoing training to stay current on factory repair techniques.

Body Modification

Body Modification services transform your vehicle into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Whether you want to enhance its aesthetics, improve performance, or make a bold statement, our skilled team of technicians is here to bring your vision to life.

Post Collision Inspection

Whenever we perform a collision repair inspection on your vehicle, you will also receive every aspect of mechanical repair in-house at Body Builders Automotive. This means your car will never leave our facility and ensures that the work is done right.  

Hail Damage Repair

Professional hail damage repair, utilizing advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your vehicle to its original glory.

Glass Repair & Replacement

We take pride in our expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional results for all your automotive glass needs.

Paintless Dent Repair

Save money on costly dent repairs as we remove dents from your vehicle without damage to the paint.

Recalibration of Sensors

Ensure the optimal performance of your modern vehicle’s advanced systems with expert sensor recalibration services.

Detail & Exterior Coating

Precision detailing will have your car back on the road looking like you’ve just rolled out of a showroom.

Cutting-Edge Tools & Equipment

Factory Certifications

More Important than Ever Before

Only 10% of all the collision repairers in the United States are certified to work on the vehicles they repair. By being a member of the Assured Performance Group, we have proven that Body Builders Automotive possesses the necessary equipment, tools and training to work on 2/3rd of all the automotive brand names in the marketplace today.

These include Tesla, Infiniti, Audi, Dodge, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota and KIA.

As an identified, certified and supported O.E. repairer, Body Builders Automotive has all of the OEM credentials needed to fix today’s sophisticated vehicles. This requires a major investment in tools and training, and any other incremental performance criteria that have to be achieved before a body shop can proudly say “We’re certified!”

Before you ever sign on the dotted line with any collision repair specialist, ask about their factory certifications, as well as whether or not that they’re an I-CAR Gold body shop. To perform collision repair services in today’s world, certifications are no longer an option, so do your due diligence before trusting your vehicle with any auto body shop.


Collision Repair



Recent Reviews & Ratings

Cynthia4 Busch
March 9, 2024
Bodybuilders is 5-Star Top of the Line in restorative vehicle work. They provide stellar quality workmanship and the staff is personable, efficient and kind. Having your vehicle in repair can be a negative situation and the staff goes above and beyond to help reduce the stress. They provide regular updates, correspond with the insurance company and are always able to communicate where your vehicle is in the process. Kudos to Alex, Andrea, Jackie, and Dayanara for your wonderful customer service. And of course, 5 stars as well to Owner/Manager Joe for running a business maintaining excellence in workmanship and customer service. - Cynthia Busch
s2chan forever
February 22, 2024
Don't ask, just come here. Very professional and family like people
al johnson
February 18, 2024
If you ever have to repair your tesla make sure you bring it to “body builder”. They are so good to your car, they keep it charged and protected you will have no worries getting it back in pristine condition.
February 7, 2024
More than satisfied with the process at Body Builders. Helped me through every step. Kept me informed of what is happening. Special thanks to Alex and the Ladies at the front desk. Family Owned makes all the difference.
Jon Astreides
January 24, 2024
Fantastic people! Really easy to work with and the work is great! highly recommend!
Jill Burke
January 24, 2024
If I could leave a 10 star review I would! I cannot recommend this body shop enough. Not only is their work superb, but their customer service is also outstanding! A little back story… I was in an accident (not my fault) and a good friend of mine told me to make sure I used a Porsche certified body shop. I called my dealer and they highly recommended BBA and now I know why. If you’re looking for excellent work and great customer service, this is the place to go!


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