Auto Body Shop Since 1926

We’re Elmer’s Body Shop, and we uphold the Art of The Invisible Repair!

What does that mean for you? It means that with every repair, we vow to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition. That means restoring the vehicle to the form and condition in which the parts, workmanship, and finish resemble the form and condition of the vehicle before the loss.

Elkhart Indiana Auto Body Shop Since 1926

A Little History

When Elmer Steffen started his auto body shop and collision repair in 1926, life in Elkhart was a bit different. For the previous eight years, Elmer had been working at the Crow Elkhart Manufacturing Plant as a body seam sealer, learning a trade that he recognized was as much an art as it was a craft.

Despite the turmoil of the great depression, Elmer’s business was growing, and he made the commitment to expand. In 1935 he decided to build a new facility and met with members of Macumber Construction. With a handshake and a promise to repay the debt, he had his new facility.

The new facility proved to be exactly what was needed, and in the coming years saw considerable growth even through the troubled World War II era. Fortunately America came through World War II doing just fine, and so did Elmer’s Body Shop. Elmer’s son Ralph had served his country in the European Theater, and Elmer served his country at home.

In 1948 it was time to expand again, and the business added a new building that provided indoor storage and frame repair.


Your local Elmer’s Body Shop is a Lexus Certified Auto Facility. Luxury is simply our specialty.

At Elmer’s Body Shop, all makes and models of cars are treated like VIPs and so are their owners. Take advantage of a complete auto body and collision repair shop with a reputation as flawless as the results. Proud to be the dealer authorized body shop for the local Lexus dealership, Lexus of Mishawka, you don’t need to be a Lexus owner to benefit from the skill and expertise of Elmer’s collision repair team. From classic muscle cars to the latest hybrid, only the newest technology and most trusted hands are guaranteed at this locally owned shop.


Locally Owned and Operated.

The biggest luxury is time, and that’s why Elmer’s Body Shop prioritizes convenience for each of our customers. Got into a fender bender? A more serious collision? Getting things “back to normal” as seamlessly (and in some cases as affordably) as possible isn’t just your preference. It’s almost your right. This team of professionals minimizes the hassle and worry that so often accompanies collisions so you can focus on getting back to the things that matter.

Let Elmer’s Body Shop take care of the entire repair process. From the fast and free estimate to the time you drive your good as new ride out of our garage, we’ll be there for you every step of the way. Quality repairs aren’t just required to make your vehicle look great. They’re also paramount for your safety.


The three C’s of car and collision care are what make Elmer’s Body Shop different than the rest: convenience, customer care, and computerized estimates. Every single repair completed here comes with only the best of products and experience. The specifications from the manufacturer are always followed down to the last detail in order to optimize your vehicle’s longevity and performance.

However, the real Elmer’s Body Shop experience starts with Convenience. Every member of the staff is 100 percent committed to providing anything clients need. With the right, caring experts on your side, your car troubles are just a minor inconvenience because we work directly with all insurance companies on your behalf.

Customer care is a pillar at this family-owned shop. At Elmer’s Body Shop, staff members are your advocates, especially when it comes to negotiating with insurance companies. We’ll take care of the paperwork and go the extra mile to get you back to your life. These processes should be easy, simple and as stress free as possible.

And with Computerized estimates? You get a free, fast and completely accurate result. Rely on Elmer’s Body Shop for all your body repair needs. Who knew a great body could be so easy to get?


That’s longer than anyone else in the industry. With every repair, we vow to only use finest quality of products on your vehicle, making sure that the manufacturers specifications are always met to ensure a quality repair


Our staff is available to you to help you get what you need. We are here to help you overcome this temporary set back and get you back to your busy schedule. That convenience is achieved by streamlining the repair process and working directly with your insurance company.

Computerized Estimating

The staff at Elmer’s Body shop is trained to complete estimates quickly and accurately using the latest automated techniques.

Customer Care

We are your advocates when it comes to insurance negotiation. Let our experienced staff handle the paperwork, and do what needs to be done to get you back on the road, and on with your life. We are here to make the process easy for you.On staff service professionals are available to you to answer any questions that you may have in regards to your repair. They schedule appointments for estimates and repairs, which allows the Elmer’s more time to focus on the customer’s needs.

Call 574-294-3300 or schedule an appointment today.


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