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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

Reberta Montag
December 6, 2023
Super friendly staff at all levels of the customer experience. Receptionists are understanding and patient, as well as explain everything for those of us for whom this can be a nerve-wracking or unknown first time. As for the work and accomodations, I get updates via text whenever something changes or sometimes just to reassure me that they're still fighting for me. (Insurance might not recognize BBA as an in-network shop, but you'll soon discover that it's because BBA doesn't go on the cheap by using the lowest-quality parts). For example, some of the newer-grade paints used in Honda models have anti-chipping chemistry in it, but my insurance for me and my mother refused initially to pay for that as part of the repair estimate despite Honda requiring it for their vehicles. Just slap a new coat of painy on it, right? This client already cost us enough money? BBA treated me way better than my insurance and refused to back down. After a few weeks of back and forth, BBA finished the work and released my vehicle back to me after I paid my deductible. They're still duking it out with insurance over paint of all things, but at least they didn't intend to hold my car for ransom over it. Looks good as new and I knew my family recommended them for a reason. Worth the wait and added work of going out-of-network -- BBA handled a lot of the complications for me. (Their lobby also let folks have free water and coffee when I was there. Don't forget that their new location is on the corner lot of Illinois avenue, part of the Molon Motor & Oil Corp building; not the previous sidewalk-included building.)
Carey Saville
December 6, 2023
Where do I start? My husband and I had the pleasure (and honor) of working with Joe and Sam at BBA while working through the details of my total loss last month. You could tell they are passionate about what they do and it’s clear that they put the customer at the center of their business. Had it not been for them, I don’t think we would’ve had the experience we did, which was timely, professional, and of course with a sprinkling of humor. I would recommend this business to anyone who prefers THOROUGH, A TO Z type work. Car accidents are always a pounding headache and thanks to Joe and Sam’s experience and street smarts, we didn’t even need to take aspirin. Also, I’ve never seen a more immaculate body shop in my life. Other shops can learn a thing or 3 from BBA.
Dan Hamric
November 29, 2023
I am very satisfied with all aspects of the work BBA did on my Porsche. The quality of work shines through almost as well as the personal attention they provided. Sam, Joe, Alex, and Matt all were amazing to work with. I would highly recommend them as a first choice for any auto body work!
Steven Norell
November 29, 2023
The communication of the status of the repairs was very good from the beginning to the end of the process and my car looks like new again! I highly recommend Body Builders Automotive.
Anthony Koronkowski
November 21, 2023
The team did an amazing job restoring my car to new condition, and I really appreciated the consistent updates on the progress along the way.
Hope Koidahl
November 19, 2023
I have to say that BBA went out of their way for me. They did the ceramic coating and detailed my car. She's a 2020 and now she looks brand new again. I have had new tires put on as well as brakes. I am so happy with everything they have done for me. I would never go anywhere else!
Tom Francis
November 10, 2023
Have used them in the past with excellent results and fair prices. Had a minor issue this time... that just needed some buffing out. They took care of it while I waited... looks great. That is why I keep coming back.
Martin Reutimann
November 8, 2023
Very happy with the repairs to my Tesla Model 3. Kept me informed throughout the process.
Parker Binning
October 30, 2023
Very solid & honest body shop, which isn't always the easiest to find nowadays. This shop is very detail-oriented, and is sure to go thru each and every estimate with the customer so they know what they are getting themselves into. Did a wonderful job on my Tesla Model 3. Truly a group that stands by their word, thank you Body Builder Automotive!!! Thank you Alex!
Brian Husselbee
October 27, 2023
Outstanding service - will always use this company for any repairs


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