In 1976, our founder, John Rattan, opened his first body shop location in Dallas, and this year we are proud to celebrate our 40th year in business.

The Body Shop Collision Repair 40th annniversary logo

We’d like to start by thanking everyone that has been a part of The Body Shop family. We thank our dedicated employees who have contributed to our business success, and we are also thankful to our customers for making this anniversary possible. Your positive feedback and faith in us have shaped our company throughout the years and your support has sustained us.

With a marketing degree from Texas Tech, and a love for the grocery store industry, opening a body shop was nowhere on John’s radar. However, John’s brother-in-law at the time was a skilled craftsman in auto body work, so John decided to partner with him and start a small business, although John knew nothing about collision repair.

Trying to decide on a company name, John stated that he wanted to be known as “THE” best body shop around, hence the name, The Body Shop Collision Repair.

Currently with three locations including McKinney, Garland and Prosper, The Body Shop Collision Repair has 85 employees. Each business location has been recognized for business excellence in different venues, with the most recent being Prosper Business of the Year from the Prosper Chamber of Commerce, and for two years in a row voted McKinney’s Best Body Shop.

We couldn’t be more thrilled or grateful to be a part of a community that has generously embraced us, and look forward to serving the McKinney community, as well as Prosper and Garland, for years to come.