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

steve cedre
April 29, 2024
Great Service from Everyone !
Marlyn Hirsch
April 26, 2024
Very informative during every step of my vehhcle’s reassembly.,The entire staff was professional and helpful. Matt and Sam are the absolutely BEST
April 17, 2024
This was truly a flawless experience. They handled everything for me, extremely convenient and most importantly the car looks perfect now. Came in with some body damage and I’m confident that they are the only shop that could have made it perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone.
C4 Piano
April 12, 2024
Working with "Day" in the office was a very easy and pleasant experience.
Jonathan Engle
April 7, 2024
Alex and Sam did an excellent job of keeping me in the loop throughout the entire process and were always available to ensure that all of my questions were answered.

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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