Body Builders Automotive is a family-owned and operated auto body repair shop that has been providing quality service to the Northwest Chicago 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.

In order to keep up with their growing demand, the brothers moved Body Builders Automotive (or “BBA”) to Rolling Meadows, where they have remained deeply involved in the local community ever since. Today, BBA’s team of highly trained professionals are equipped to handle any intricate repairs that come their way. With technicians certified at I-CAR Gold level–the highest designation any body shop can obtain–BBA treats every car like it’s one of their own.

In recent years, BBA became a true second-generation business when General Manager, Joseph Phillippi (Michael’s eldest son) assumed ownership of the shop as a driven and experienced leader. Additionally, in the tradition of America’s multi-cultural fabric of family and community, long-time employee of BBA, Maria Quintero, joined Joseph as partner to guide BBA toward a bright future. Maria began her career at BBA over 20 years ago without any knowledge of the industry she continues to grow herself and her team.

On-Time Repair


Client Satisfaction


Our services

Collision Repair

Mechanical Repair

Auto Body Repair

Hail Damage Repair

Glass Repair & Replacement

Paintless Dent Repair

Recalibration of Sensors

Detail & Exterior Coating


Over 3 Decades

of Excellence

For over 30 years, Body Builders Automotive has proudly earned rave reviews from Chicagoland’s satisfied customers due to its “above-and-beyond” service standard. This commitment to excellence has led BBA to receive over 300 5-star reviews! In addition, BBA is dedicated to giving back to their community by sponsoring youth sports teams, animal adoption programs, and other non-profit organizations around the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

Recent Review & Rating

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!

Expert Team Members

Adrienne Davis

Engine Expert

Diane Richardson

Body Expert

Bobbie Brooks

Body Expert

Nina Moore

Engine Expert

John Frank

Body Expert

Luke Mccarthy

Body Expert

Chris Taylor

Engine Expert

Timmy Carlson

Body Expert

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