Altman’s Body shop opened in 1990 with owner Terry Altman and one employee. The two men simply hoped to earn enough to provide for their families while doing quality repairs for their customers. Since equipment was not readily available at the time, these two handcrafted some of their own tools needed to get the job done. The men took pride in their work giving each customer special attention and caring about them as individuals. The business grew substantially and in only 2 years a new facility was needed. A large lot was purchased allowing the construction of a new building with room to expand in the future.
Now 25 years since the beginning, a new facility and 3 expansions later, we have once again reached our capacity. The facility now covers 15,000 square feet, all of which are heated and cooled, and there are security devices both inside and out to protect customer vehicles. We are the largest owner operated body shop in the River Valley. The creativity and talent of owner, Terry Altman, has brought him national recognition as a car builder and as an innovator of specialty parts. He has appeared in several magazines as well as on the Velocity Channel TV show Motorhead Garage. He is the creator of the Altman Easy Latch and founder of Trique Mfg. His passion for quality and ingenuity is well known and it’s one of the reasons why people who are particular about their car bring it to us for repair.
“What a awesome job Altman's did repairing my car, it's like brand new again!!! These guys are great, and outstanding customer service from Teresa!”
Recently had our son's Terrain repaired. Took it in on Monday afternoon, had it back on Wednesday. It looks brand new! We are extremely pleased!
“I worked at a few different bodyshops in Russellville and Altman's has the best quality and pride in their work. No such thing as "good enough" at Altman's. It's done right or it doesn't leave. Everyone there inspects every job. Never seen a bodyshop owner cut some of his profit just so he could get good quality parts rather than what an insurance company pays for. Only place I'll ever have my vehicle repaired now that I am no longer in the industry. Terry and Terri are both a class act. Wish I could give them 6 stars.”
“I've had Altman's repair several vehicles over the last 20 years or so. I'm always pleased with their work. Whether a minor or major repair. They are very professional AND they still appreciate their customers, which is rare in today's world! I highly recommend them for all your body shop needs!”
“Fantastic service and work that is done correctly. Have used them several times and they always get me taken care of and at a reasonable price.”
“Altmans is the best repair shop, I've ever used...nobody in Arkansas compares to their quality and level of service!!!”
“They have repaired two of my cars. The workmanship was outstanding. They are very professional. The estimate was right on, no surprises, and the car was ready when promised. I highly recommend them.”
“I worked with them for years. Great people, great shop!”