A Brief History
Mendelson Autobody has been serving the San Ramon Valley's auto body and paint needs for 30 years. When Ted Mendelson opened Mendelson Autobody and Restoration in 1981, their work focused on repairing high-end Mercedes and BMWs, and restoring vintage Ferraris and other classic imports. As his reputation for excellence grew, his customers began to request that Ted bring his expertise to all of their vehicles. To meet the needs of his discerning customers, he dropped the "Restoration," and expanded the shop, personnel, training and equipment. Even as the shop expanded, Mendelson Autobody never compromised the quality of their work and customer service. Our team of long-term employees know their jobs and are experts at detailed, top-quality execution. Most of our staff has been with us for over ten years. Today Mendelson Autobody is fully equipped to provide any needed repairs on all modern unibody vehicles, from minor dings to major collision reconstruction.
Mendelson Autobody Today
Every job at Mendelson Autobody starts with your free estimate. Our skilled estimator will access the damage, work with your insurance company, and arrange your rental car. Quality control is built right into the repair process. Every paint and body repair job is inspected and supervised at each step along the way.
Every job is unique, so our experienced technicians do everything from pounding out dents to major welding to straightening the unibody structure of your car. Once the structure is sound, we install airbags, ABS brakes, suspension and all of the other parts you can't see. Once the body is looking great and the internal systems are running smoothly, your car is ready for a gleaming paint job.
The paint process is one of the most critical aspects of bringing your vehicle back to pre-accident condition. Each color is custom-mixed to exacting manufacturers' specifications. From there, our expert painter hand tints the paint for an exact color match - a skill he has honed for over twenty-five years. After thorough repair and preparation, your vehicle goes into our Spraybake paint booth where the air is heated and double filtered to produce an even, dust-free finish and minimize pollution. To give the finish a lasting shine, the color is sealed in and baked on - just like when the car was painted at the factory. Our meticulous paint process allows us to offer a lifetime warranty from the paint manufacturer, PPG. We are also doing our part for the environment. We now use exclusively low-VOC water-based paints, and all paint waste is safely disposed of in compliance with the EPA.
From your free estimate, to your final pick-up, Mendelson Autobody is dedicated to providing the personal one-on-one service that their customers have come to expect. Every vehicle is hand washed, inspected, and road-tested to ensure that you drive away in a vehicle that is not only physically beautiful, but safe. That's what makes us a small shop with BIG service!