"Quality Is Our Priority"

  Gilson's Auto Body Shop has been in business since September of 2000. We meet and exceed paint and repair work standards and are dedicated to improving the collision repair industry. For us, satisfying our customers is the most important job we have; and NO CAR WILL LEAVE OUR SHOP WITHOUT THAT PROMISE!   


 Our dedicated staff handles all Insurance Claims professionally and efficiently!! From small DENTS to MAJOR collision repair- Come on by and let us take care of you! 


Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday by Appointment

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We are a full-service organization, with several specialties.  

State-of-the-Art Equipment

  • CCC Information Services Inc. Com-Est Estimating Solution
  • Cheetah Star-A-Liner Frame Machine and Measuring System 
  • Miller Welder
  • 4-Wheel Alignments 

Paint and Body

  • Pristine Preparation Station  
  • Axalta Paint Mixing System  
  • Global Finishings Solutions Crossdraft Paint Booth
  • Complete Paint Job

Additional Services 

  • FREE ESTIMATES
  • Mobile Estimates
  • Towing Available
  • Free Local Shuttle Service
  • On-Site Rental Car Pickup
  • Glass and Windshield Replacement
  • All-around Window Tinting
  • Paintless Dent Repair
  • Hail Damage Repair
  • Headlight Restoration
  • Free Detail with Vehicle Repair
  • Light Mechanic Work / Warning Light Diagnostic







  PLUS All Insurance Checks  

We have earned our customer’s trust with our integrity, this principle is built into everything we do…


Choosing a Collision Repair Facility...

When it is time to choose a repair facility to care for your vehicle, it all comes down to a matter of trust. Having your vehicle damaged is unpleasant enough without the additional worry of wondering whether the repair work will be accurate and reliable. Here at Gilson's Auto Body Shop we want to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your vehicle is in capable hands, and the assurance that it will be completely restored to its original performance and beauty.

Integrity...

Integrity is the difference between a vehicle that performs like new and one that just looks like it. Though we meticulously restore your vehicles original factory appearance, we are committed to delivering more than just a "cosmetic makeover." We will repair your vehicle so it once again meets factory specifications. Once the repairs are completed, you can be as confident of your vehicle's performance as you were the day you bought it.


Customer Service...

Once your vehicle is as good as new again, we want to make sure you are happy with the services performed. Each person who played a part in restoring your vehicle is dedicated to quality results. If we fail to meet your expectations, please let us know.


Meet The Team : Angie Herrera, Office Manager

" Getting in an accident is stressful but I am here to help make this process as seamless as possible. From your first interaction with us to handing you the keys at the end, I am here to assist you in any way I can. I love that we are a family owned and operated business that makes each customer feel more than just a number."

UNDERSTANDING THE REPAIR PROCESS

Preliminary Estimate

One of our qualified service advisers will give you a FREE estimate on the repairs needed.


 The estimator assesses the damaged area and determines which parts can be safely repaired and which ones need to be replaced.

It's important to remember, the estimator can only write what can be seen and from that a “preliminary estimate” is written.

Schedule

Once you have decided to repair your vehicle with Gilson's Auto Body we will set up an appointment for you to drop off. 


This is a great time to contact your rental car company, if needed, to set a reservation.


If your insurance is sending an Adjuster to write an estimate we are happy to assist in this and can schedule the adjuster to come to the shop directly.

Insurance Approval

At the time we schedule you for drop off we will also collect:

  1.  A claim #
  2. Name of Insured
  3. Liable Insurance Company


Before your drop off date we will contact your insurance to notify them you chose our shop and the date of drop off. 

We work for YOU, and will make sure your vehicle is repaired with top quality and that your estimate from the insurance matches that standard.

Drop Off/Check In

We know you live a busy life so we do everything we can to make this as simple and quick as possible.


Office staff will have you sign authorizations to repair, do a walk around with you and your vehicle to note any previous damage and we will tag your keys.


That's it!!

Vehicle Tear Down

 "Tear down" is an industry term that is used in reference to one of our technicians removing the damaged parts to reveal any hidden damage. A supplement will be generated and issued to your insurance if more damage is discovered.


Keep in mind, any hidden damages require scheduling the insurance company to re-inspect and ordering additional parts if needed. If you are not using insurance, office staff will contact you before proceeding.


If no hidden damage is found the repair will continue as was planned on the preliminary estimate.  

Order/Receive Parts

  As soon as the repairs are authorized and the vehicle is disassembled, the necessary parts to fix your vehicle will be located and ordered. Repairs will begin immediately once the parts arrive.    

Body Repair

  The repairs and parts fitting are done by our highly skilled, professional body repair technicians. Some of the things the repair technician might do during the repair include:

  1. Paint less dent removal (PDR) from hail damage
  2. Replacing badly damaged parts/panels
  3. Fitting the new parts and panels to align with adjacent panels
  4. Remove dents with a dent puller or by "hand-hammering" and using specialized fillers to thinly fill in the worked area to create a smooth work surface on the metal.
  5. The technician may be required to cut out and then weld supports or panels back on the vehicle. 

Color Match Paint

  One of the most crucial aspects of the paint process is the color match. Our certified paint technicians use state of the art color matching technology to make an accurate color match. After we have achieved the correct variance of color through tinting the paint is applied in the paint booth.  

Apply Primer Sealer

Technicians will begin the refinish process by applying a primer.


Surfaces that were repaired are sanded to proper smoothness, washed and moved into the paint booth. The technician will then “mask off" and spray with primers and sealers.   

Prepare Vehicle for Paint

  Once dry the primered surfaces are sanded again and checked for a smooth surface. The “wet sanding” is done with very fine sand paper and water to give the perfect smooth surface prior to paint. New parts will also need to be “scuffed” to ensure the paint will adhere.

Tape and Stage

The car and parts are washed and then moved once again into the paint booth where it will be  “masked off” for a second time to ensure over spray does not land on the vehicle areas that are to be kept paint free.  

Paint

  The paint process has many steps from the sealers and primers sprayed on during the preparation process to the basecoat and clear. The basecoat layer is the color.


Gilson's uses base coatings that won't fade, keeping the color of your vehicle looking just like new. 

Clearcoat

  The clear coat is the top coating layer and it protects all other layers from nature's elements. It also gives your vehicle that shine.


After the appropriate dry time the clear coat is applied and heated to cure the finish.    

Reassemble

Your vehicle will be reassembled by one of our professional repair technicians. He will install all the components back on to the vehicle ensuring proper panel alignment and replacing any safety features that are required such as one of the many airbags that come as standard equipment on all vehicles. 

Quality Control and Test Drive

  The vehicle is taken for a test drive to verify an alignment is not needed.


The alignment reveals if there are damages to suspension parts causing the vehicle to be out of alignment.


Gilson's also has state of the art warning light diagnostic screening. If a safety indicator is revealed the dealer may need to “reset” the vehicle computer to recognize the newly installed safety equipment.  

Wash Vacuum and Detail

  Our detail technician will hand wash the outside of your vehicle, clean the interior and polish repaired panels.  

Final Inspection

  The estimate is reviewed one last time for accuracy and to verify payment confirmation has been received.


The vehicle will go through a final inspection to ensure the vehicle is returned to its pre-accident condition and is ready for you to pick up.  

Call to confirm pick up

Throughout your entire repair process, our office staff will continually give you updates on your vehicle and when your vehicles goal delivery date is.


Once the vehicle passes our final inspection we will call you to confirm the Pick up date and time and give you any balances still due if any.

Pick up

Your vehicle is returned to you and is back to its original manufactured specifications.


We are a family owned and operated business for 19 years. Come back to us with any concerns or with your next repair!! We always appreciate reviews on your experience with us as well!!


MEET THE TEAM

ASE and I-CAR Certified Technicians...

Our technicians are committed to quality and have the skills necessary to deliver just what they promise. Each one of our technicians has completed extensive training and with hard-earned expertise in modern repair technology, each one is qualified to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition.




Mike Gilson

Owner


"I have been in the auto body industry for 32 years. I began this business because I wanted to make a difference in my community. I wanted to build a shop where customers can feel comfortable coming in and asking for me personally and know that my team and I will take care of them. To repair my customers vehicle back to its original manufactured specs and to see a smile on their face is my number one goal."


Sammy Herrera

Auto Body Technician and Painter

12 years


"I am proud to say I grew my career in this shop. Being foreman, I make sure quality and consistency are present from the beginning of your visit until the end. Our priority is always YOU and we take pride in that."

Eric Poncho

Painter

15 years


" I love working here because its a friendly work environment. I enjoy working in a clean work space with all our staff."

Cherie Jackson

Shop Helper and Auto Detailer

3 1/2 years

" I enjoy keeping the shop clean and ready to work in a clean environment. I also help with prep work and detailing.

The best part is seeing customers leaving with a smile" 

RECENT WORK

TESTIMONIALS

"Mike Gilson and his crew do excellent work. We damaged our car door and within 2 days, Gilson had it looking better than new. Everything works better than before: the windows, the handle hardware, the adjustable mirror... Mike gave us a quick estimate and did not exceed it. He's a professional, hard working, honest businessman, who we will definitely recommend to all of our friends." 

W. Deaton  


Response from the owner:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review and for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you next time!  

"Excellent service. Took two different cars there for two different reasons: collision and hail damage. Both came out beautifully. They kept me updated, worked well with the insurance company, and did great work. And both cars came out so much cleaner than they went in! Highly recommend!"

MountainProf1 

 

Response from the owner:

Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are glad to hear you had a great experience.  

 "Great service people always have a smile on their face always on the ball always call me by my first name recommend them highly"

G. Candelaria


Response from the owner:

We are so grateful for your kind words! We always strive to exceed expectations and are thankful for your recommendation!  

"I had an incredible experience with this business! They fixed the dent/scratch as though nothing had ever happened. My car looks brand new. The price was a fraction of the cost of other body shops in town. I highly recommend Gilson’s! Thanks for everything!"

K. Marino

 

Response from the owner:

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review and recommendation. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day.  

"Great people and very courteous. First time dealing with a body shop, happy with the job that has been done."

D. Florence


Response from the owner:

We are so happy to hear your first experience with a body shop was wonderful! We look forward to working with you again! Thank you for the kind review!  

"Mike's shop has done a terrific job on my two cars - one was collision repair, the other was front bumper replacement. The price was very reasonable, great quality and delivered on time. Haven't had to go back for any shortcomings. Mike is very trust worthy and I do not even go elsewhere for a second quote! Very dependable and a good shop to take your car."

Y. Pathak

 

Response from the owner:

We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. 

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CONTACT US

505-298-4200

Monday- Friday 8:30- 5:30

Saturday by Appointment


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