About Us

How we got started

In 1979 I started in the autobody industry sweeping floors and helping the detail department. After about 3 months of asking a lot questions, I decided to learn how to become a bodyman.

I did bodywork for six years when I learned how to paint. After working at a few shops and not being much of a follower, I started repairing cars at my parent’s house and would rent paint booths at night or on weekends. I did this until the City of Poway told me it wasn’t a good idea that I was working on cars in a residential garage.

So I had to go find a job. That’s when I went to work for Chapparone Auto Body, which had 5 or 6 shops at the time. I worked my way up to the General Manager position in charge of eight locations. I worked there for over 15 years. When the company was being sold, I thought it would be the best thing for the company and it’s employees . But after about a year staying on with the new owners I decided I needed to move on and work for myself.

So in May 2003 I opened J&M Autobody, and in June 2005 I bought El Dorado Collision Center.

Both locations have all the latest equipment to handle today’s vehicles. Our technicians are I-CAR trained and certified and our quality is above industry standards. That is why we can offer what other shops can’t or won’t: a transferable lifetime warranty on all workmanship.

At J&M Autobody we’re committed to world class quality and customer service every time. If you’re not happy we’re not happy. We’ll do everything when can to ensure that your experience at our shop is the best it can be.

We understand that if you’re at our shop, you’ve already had a bad experience. So we need to help you get through this as best as we can. It’s our job to educate you on the repair processes so that your expectations are met when you come to pick up your vehicle after repairs. See Repair Processes.