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Why Choose Us?

At 14/69 Auto Body, we provide more than just auto body repair. From our helpful insurance liaison services to our boat and motor home repair, you can rest assured that should you find yourself in a comprising situation with your vehicle, our team can help you out. Our team at 14/69 Auto Body is committed to providing you with excellent customer service, timely repairs, and friendly and professional assistance. We’re here to help! Certified by major car companies, 14/69 Auto Body delivers high-quality repairs and services to Fort Wayne and its surrounding areas. For your free online estimate, please click here!

Our History

Our history is changing rapidly! Yeah… we know it can be hard to keep up but rest assured our changes will rock your world.  Not really.  But we think it’s pretty cool.

Early in 2016, 14/69 Auto Body gained a parent.  Actually a parent company,  Vision Collision LLC from Lansing, Michigan. Vision Collision had already acquired two other shops in Fort Wayne before teaming up with 14/69 Auto Body to create the largest and most advanced auto body repair organization in our area.

In July of 2016, our organization grew again by acquiring both Al Gratz Body & Paint locations.

Although we are super excited about our growth, 14/69 Auto Body’s history didn’t start here.

In 1988, Mark Beckstedt left his startup body shop, Beckstedt Body & Paint Shop in New Haven, Indiana, to start 14/69 Auto Body.  Along with three other partners and a desire to be the best in the business, they grew the shop year after year.  Eventually, Mark became the sole owner.  His two children worked alongside Mark to continue the tradition of improvement and growth.


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Winner of a Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice Best Of Award 9 years in a row. 2008-2016
  • I-CAR Gold Class Shop
  • Awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
  • Angie’s List approved shop
  • Over 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating
  • Lexus Certified repair shop
  • Toyota Certified repair shop
  • General Motors Certified Repair Shop
  • Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep (Mopar) Certified Repair Shop
  • Ford Certified Collision Shop
  • Nissan Certified Repair Shop
  • Infiniti Certified Repair Shop
  • Hyundai Certified Repair Shop
  • Aluminum Certified Collision Shop

Our Stats

  • 5 convenient locations for your convenience
  • Family owned and operated
  • In business for 27 years
  • Exceptional Service
  • All insurance companies accepted – Direct Repair Programs with many
  • Preferred body shop for many local dealers
  • 5 locations with state of the art equipment needed to repair your car properly
  • Guaranteed Quality – Dedicated and long-term technicians and painters
  • Certified Technicians and Painters
  • The ability to repair all makes and models of vehicles
  • Rental Cars and Loaner Cars
  • Watercraft, motor home, big truck and semi repairs
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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