John Blanks was working at a local auto paint shop in February 1978. He was not happy with the quality of work the owners wanted. So he decided to start working out of his garage. David Dobbins stopped by to see his high school friend and felt the same way about his current job painting cars, and they decided to go into business as a team. One day John, Karen (John's wife) and David were on their way to a car lot to pick up a car and came up with the name for their shop.
Paint & Body Perfectors was founded on March 1, 1978. The new business was run out of John and Karen's garage for about six weeks. Karen was unable to use any 220 power for her dishwasher or clothes dryer while John and David worked, so they had to relocate. They rented the building next to the current location for six years. They broke ground in 1985 and have been going strong ever since.
John Blanks – Co-Owner/Estimator
John has close to 41 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. He is one of the co-owners at Paint & Body Perfectors. He enjoys spending his time away from the shop planting trees in his yard and doing yard work.
David Dobbins – Co-Owner/Shop Foreman
David, aka "Dosh," has almost 41 years of experience working on vehicles. He is the other co-owner of Paint & Body Perfectors. He has a 1937 Chevrolet that he has been restoring and customizing for 36 years; he says you can't rush perfection.
Karen Blanks – Office Manager
Karen has close to 36 years of experience in the automotive field. She is married to John Blanks and has been involved with the business since it opened in 1978. She loves to cook and is an avid exerciser.
Kim Gallas – Administrative Assistant
Kim has over 28 years of experience as an administrative assistant. She has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for 25 years. She spends most of her time away from work on her boat and spending time with her family.
Jennifer Blanks – Quality Control and Parts Manager
Jennifer has 16 years of experience in the automotive field. She has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for 10 years. She is the proud mommy of her son and loves Starbucks.
Abby Lawrence – Marketing Director
Abby has over 15 years of experience working in the automotive field. She has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for eight years. She has a B.S. in political science and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Robert Bollin – Body Repair Technician
Robert has over 31 years of experience in automotive repair. He has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for 13 years. He earned the nickname "Buns" in high school by working at McDonald's prepping hamburger buns.
Lucky Hardy – Body Repair Technician
Lucky has over 15 years of experience in car repair and over 26 years in mechanic repair. He has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for 15 years. "I would rather be scuba diving."
Trey Harris – Body Repair Technician
Trey has over 14 years of experience working on vehicles. He has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for eight years. "I would rather be fishing."
Mike Beasley – Paint Technician
Mike has over 19 years of experience working with vehicles. He has been here at Paint & Body Perfectors for 16 years. Mike enjoys grouping fries by size then eating them in descending order.
DJ Dobbins – Paint Technician
DJ has seven years of experience working in the automotive repair industry. He has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for seven years. He loves to tell jokes and make people laugh.
Max Majors – Paint Technician
Max has seven years of experience as a paint technician. He has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for over a year. "I would rather be skydiving."
Ron Howard – Detail
Ron has over 11 years of experience working in automotive detail. He has worked at Paint & Body Perfectors for a little over two years. He enjoys spending time with his kids, singing and riding his motorcycle in his free time.