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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

Joe Saverino
August 25, 2023
Very good customer service. Kept the communication going throughout the process and did a very good job.
July 31, 2023
I had an exceptional experience with BBA! Their expertise in handling my car's repairs was evident from start to finish. Moreover, their strong communication skills made the process smooth and stress-free. I highly recommend them for any automotive needs - they are truly experts in their field!
Kimberly Balles
July 27, 2023
I was very pleased with Body Builders Automotive. They kept me infirmed every step of the way. They were flexible when I couldn't make it on the day I was scheduled to pick up my car and allowed pick up the next. Most of all, I was pleased with the work they did including washing the car inside and out. It almost looks new.
Tracy H
June 22, 2023
This business has disney- level customer service! Constant communication via text updates on the status of my repair.
Rami Janoudi
June 17, 2023
Wow, just wow! I can't sing enough praises for Body Builders Automotive, seriously. I recently found myself in the unfortunate situation of needing repair work on my Mazda 6 after a hit-and-run incident. Trust me when I say these guys are a beacon of shining service in a sea of average auto body shops. I started out with a little homework, checking out 15 or so local shops. Guess who was the star of the show? Yep, Body Builders Automotive! Their ratings were through the roof, and now I understand why. Walking into most auto body shops feels like stepping into a freezer. No smiles, no warmth, just cold indifference. But when I walked into Body Builders Automotive, it was a whole different story. The team was genuinely warm and invested in my predicament. They greeted me with a big smile and took the time to understand the situation - it was such a breath of fresh air! What really blew me away, though, was their keen eye for detail. They discovered hidden damage on my car that my insurance company's initial estimate completely overlooked. Then, my insurance company tried to pull a fast one, claiming my car was totaled and offering a lowball payout that was downright insulting. But thanks to the folks at Body Builders Automotive, they helped me see through the insurance mumbo-jumbo and clarified that the damage did not warrant a 'totaled' status. End result? I got to keep my Mazda 6, fully repaired and covered by insurance, without having to settle for a new car at a miserable price. Once we navigated through the insurance minefield, Body Builders Automotive revved things up. They had my car looking brand new within a week, no fuss. It was smooth sailing from there, and I was back on the road in no time. So, if your car is in need of some TLC, you won’t need to look anywhere else. Head over to Body Builders Automotive. If you're in need of any vehicle bodywork, I can't recommend Body Builders Automotive enough. Their excellent service, thorough work, and customer-first attitude made the whole experience a breeze. Trust me, you won't regret it. A solid 5-star from me! 🚗🔧🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Jean Feist
June 13, 2023
Great customer service and excellent work.
Hrushikesh Joshi
June 5, 2023
BBA did an amazing job with my mercedes. They were very co-operative and responded quickly to any questions I may have on the repair. Joe had a long phone conversation with me and explained me every repair that was supposed to happen in detail. They don't cut corners and the entire team does a great job. I would definitely recommend them for vehicle repairs.


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