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

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.

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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