About Us

Learn About Our Shop

Message from Owner Nick Shirley

"I would like to say thank you to our customers. I thoroughly enjoy meeting people who have had repair work done in the past with my mother and father, or someone new who is walking through the door for the first time. We have, and will continue to make the repair process move with purpose. I am surrounded by a great group of technicians, and support staff to where each collision has multiple sets of eyes, and hands on the vehicle before the finished product is given back to the customer."

Kim Shirley, Owner

Kim started Kim's Autobody from his one car garage on South Walnut Street in Springfield, Illinois. He and Brenda opened their doors to their first building in 1986. Kim is currently retired, and works on his personal vehicles and motorcycles. Kim routinely does paint and body work in his spare time. If you can't find Kim in his garage at home, he's at the drag strip racing.

Brenda Shirley, Owner and Office Manager

Kim and Brenda have been married for 38 years. She is from Springfield, and a graduate from Southeast High School. Brenda is a breast cancer survivor. Brenda's most proud title is Na-na, given by her grandson, Carson. Brenda is also retired, and enjoys time outside in the yard.

Nick Shirley, Owner

Nick grew up in the shop learning how to repair cars from technicians. Nick is a graduate of University Illinois Springfield (UIS). Nick left the shop in 2008 to pursue a career in law enforcement. Nick was a Deputy with the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office (SCSO). Nick spent time on both SCSO Tactical Response Unit (TRU), and Springfield Police Department (SDP) Emergency Response Team (ERT). Nick returned back to the shop so Kim and Brenda could retire. Outside of work, he enjoys paint and body work on his own projects, as well as, drag racing.

Casey Shirley, Office Manager and Accountant

Casey is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) for her bachelors, and University Illinois at Springfield (UIS) for her masters. Casey spent time accounting for private firms and hospitals. Casey left her job to help Nick run the business. Outside of work, you can find Casey spending time with her son, dogs and family.

Jesse Kane, Manager

Jesse is a Springfield native and graduate of Southeast High School. On his days off, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters and plays soccer.

Stephanie West, Customer Relations

Stephanie is from Dawson, IL. In her spare time she enjoys being with her son and working out.

Rachael Tuxhorn, Insurance Liaison

Rachael is our newest addition to the office, and she has been a huge asset to the team! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and getting her nails done to relax.

June, Mascot

June is here at the shop with us everyday making our employees and customers smile with her charm. Outside of work, she enjoys eating, sleeping and playing with her brothers.