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About us


Matt Bender: Owner. Body, Fiberglass, and Paint Technician.

Shanda Bender: Co-owner, Bookkeeping, and Website Development.

Matt began doing body work for others 27 years ago at the age of 16. With a dream of owning his own body shop, he headed off to Ferris State University. Matt graduated from Ferris State with an associates degree in auto body. He has worked in the collision repair industry for 20 years. Although most of his experience has been as a technician doing the hands on work, he has also worked in refinish sales and as an auto body instructor. 

Matt's vision for Auto Craft Collision
In Spring 2014 Matt decided to open up Auto Craft Collision. He had become frustrated with the industry's over emphasis on production at the expense of quality.  Auto Craft exists in part to do the highest quality of work possible. Our vision is to educate our clients on what quality repairs are and to consistantly execute superior craftsmanship.


Auto Craft Collision : A Company with a higher purpose.


Our main goal is to Glorify God by serving our clients and our community with the talents God has given us. Maintaining our integrity in our business is truly important. We will not bill for services that are not performed or are un-necessary.

Industry Certifications:  I-CAR ,    ASE  ,   State of Michigan Licensed.

Matt has received extensive training and certifications with I-CAR, which is the premier technical training organization of the collision repair industry.  I-CAR training involves educating technicians on how to do the highest quality, durable, and safest repairs possible.

Remember you have the right to bring your insurance work to the Body Shop of your choice!

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