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COMPANY HISTORY


Brad and Chris Grime, brothers and business partners opened up Auto Images in December of 1986. After serving in the Marine Corps, Brad started working at Liechty Motors, a local Chrysler Dealership in Archbold, Ohio for 12 years as a body repair technician. During those 12 years Brad learned and perfected his trade and absorbed everything he could about the Collision Repair industry. After building up a strong reputation for doing excellent body repair Brad decided it was time to start his own auto body repair business. With a wife, four young children, and little or no money, Brad decided that he should explore the possibility of a business partner. Brad asked his younger brother Chris, who had just recently served in the Army and was working as a journeyman machine press set up man at a local plant if he was interested in going in to business. Recently married, Chris figured he had nothing to lose and was excited about the prospect of being in business. Brad and Chris grew up around the body repair business and Chris already had all of the mechanical skills needed to get started. The brothers were able to convince a local bank, Farmers and Merchants State Bank to lend us startup capital to purchase a piece of property in Archbold Ohio. Together with a local contractor they built and started their first shop, a small 4 bay facility. They were busy from the start and began to realize there was a lot of mechanic repair involved with collision work. Therefore, a few years after startup they decided to add on a mechanic repair shop.

Shortly after, business in both the body and mechanic repair shops took off and they outgrew both shops and were looking to expand. In need of more space and landlocked, the brothers decided to build another facility and combine both the body and mechanic repair shops under one roof in a state of the art 15,000 square foot facility. With an excellent location along busy ST RT 66 just down the road from our old location our business has grown and excelled beyond our expectations. In 2011, we are celebrating our 25th year together serving our community and Northwest Ohio. Moving forward, we will continue to provide the very best this area has to offer in both collision and mechanic repair for the automotive industry.

  • Free Local Pickup and Delivery
  • Competitive Rates Well Below Dealerships
  • Special Financing for Costly Unexpected Repairs
  • Most Well Equipped Repair Facility in the Area
  • Free Computer Estimates
  • Assist With Insurance Car Rentals
  • Work With All Insurance Companies
  • Assist In Handling and Settling Your Insurance Claims
  • Special Financing on High Deductibles
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