About The Shop

J.R. Burkholder Auto Body, Inc. offers a complete line of auto body work. Including major collision repair to minor dents, complete custom paint jobs, rust repair, custom body work, antique restoration and more! We work with any insurance company and have become an approved direct repair shop for most major insurance companies. With a great group of qualified technicians, we are ready to serve any of your car’s body and paint needs. Having an accident could be a stressful event in someone’s life, however, it doesn’t have to be. All body and paint repairs are backed by a lifetime warranty – in writing! That means not only do we make you feel great about doing business here, we make you vehicle look brand new! We emphasis that you get to decide where the repair work will be completed, don’t let insurance companies force you to go elsewhere.

Notable collision repair equipment include:

BrewCo Frame Bench - It has an air hydraulic tilt capability, a faster pinch-weld anchoring system with fewer bolts to secure it to the rack platform and 60% more chain tie-downs for efficient and timely vehicle tie backs. This allows for greater accuracy and speed for all major collision repairs.

Downdraft baking spray booth – This is the most popular airflow design when “High Quality” is the desired end result.  Down draft is where air coming in thru the ceiling and exiting thru the floor reduces over-spray along with built-in heating elements to properly cure the paint.

Advanced DuPont paint mixing station – Automated paint dispensing along with the ability to color match existing vehicles ensures that we provide a quality final product that we can’t even distinguish where the repairs were done. We save all of our past mix designs so custom paint jobs are a breeze and the customer can rest assured if they come back the color will match exactly.

Brief History
J.R. Burkholder Auto Body, Inc. (“Burkholder’s”), was established in 1967 by Jay Ronald Burkholder as sole proprietor. Business flourished for him while specializing in repairing foreign uni-body cars such as Mercedes-Benz, Fiat, BMW, etc. that other collision shops had difficulty repairing.

By the mid-70’s, business grew enough to require a couple employees and an additional building was necessary by 1985. Over the years, J.R. Burkholder Auto Body, Inc. has earned admiration and loyal customers from its work quality and speed.

Long-time employee, Steve Hostetter, took over the business in early 2013. He has been the manager for 10 years prior and became the face of the shop. Steve’s customer dedication, continuous effort and experience ensure a service that will not disappoint.



Steve Hostetter - Owner


J.R. Burkholder Auto Body, Inc.  2013