Since Carl Owens, Sr. first began doing paint & body work in his back yard in 1965, the business has grown to a facility that spans several acres of land with two large body shops and a paint shop that houses six paint booths. In our body shops, we have a Bee Line laser alignment machine that is able to do 3 axle alignments on tractors and trailers and Truck Grabber frame machine that is able to push or pull 50 tons – one of the largest and best frame machines in the state. In our paint/refinish area we have 2 car booths and 1 small items booth, one 65’ booth, one 60’ booth, and one 35’ booth as well as our own PPG paint mixing station. With this mixing station, we are able to mix an ounce of paint matched to any possible color calculated exactly by a high-powered computer and camera system.
Shop Manager, Andy Wood, has 30 years paint & body experience working with passenger vehicles as well as tractor/trailer units and RVs. He has been with Owens for 24 of those 30 years.
Ron Armstrong joined our team as an estimator in 2007. Ron has 25 years experience with heavy truck, trailer, equipment and light vehicle repairs including body, frame, painting and estimating as well as body shop management. He is ASE Gold Certified in body shop management and estimating and ASE certified in structural repair.
Estimator and Production Manager, James Frizzell, has been with Owens since 2008. James has 16 years experience in the collision repair industry holding certifications for General Motors Body Shop Management, Beeline Company Heavy duty truck and trailer frame repair and Beeline Company computer wheel and tandem alignment.
There are five body repair technicians with 100 years combined experience.
Carl Owens Truck Shop refinish department is managed by David Carter, who has 40 years experience as a truck paint shop manager – 33 of those years have been with Owens. David is certified in PPG Fleet and Advanced Fleet color matching & blending. While there are some new faces in our paint/refinish department, we have several employees that have been with us for more than 10 years. While some of the faces are new to Owens paint department, we have over 140 years combined experience. Our paint department has done a number of customized jobs for drag racing team trailers to NASCAR trailers as well as customization of RVs and buses.