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 returned to the customer."
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 vehicles and motorcycles. Kim routinely does paint and bodywork in his spare time. If you can't find Kim in his garage at home, he's at the drag strip racing.
Owner and Office Manager
Kim and Brenda have been married for 38 years. She is from Springfield and a graduate of 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.
Nick grew up in the shop learning how to repair cars from technicians. Nick is a graduate of the University of 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 to the shop, so Kim and Brenda could retire. Outside work, he enjoys painting and bodywork on his projects and drags racing.
Office Manager and Accountant
Casey is a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) graduate with her bachelor's and University Illinois at Springfield (UIS) for her master's. Casey spent time accounting for private firms and hospitals. Casey left her job to help Nick run the business. Casey spends time with her son, dogs, and family outside work.
Jesse is a Springfield native and a graduate of Southeast High School. On his days off, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and plays soccer.
Stephanie is from Dawson, IL. She enjoys being with her son and working out in her spare time.
Rachael is our newest addition to the office, and she has been a huge asset to the team! Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and getting her nails done to relax.
June is here at the shop with us daily, making our employees and customers smile with her charm. Outside work, she enjoys eating, sleeping, and playing with her brothers.