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History of Altmans Body Shop

Get to know where our 25 year old business started!

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.