We are conveniently located in Alton, IL just one block behind Alton Square Mall and offer a nearly 11,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility where our technicians will bring your vehicle back to life.
With over seventy five years in the body shop business, the Woodman family has made a commitment to provide customers with the special services and quality they expect and deserve. Chad and Ryan Woodman are co-owners of the center on Alby Road. Jess and Ginger Woodman started the current location in 2004 and retired in 2019. Jess's grandfather, Jess O. Woodman, Sr. began working on automobiles in the 40's. His son, Jess O. Woodman Jr., followed in his footsteps and owned shops on Broadway, Main, and Belle Streets. Jess H. Woodman, previous owner, also began learning the business as a teenager and was co-owner with his father and brother, Danny, at Ninth and Belle.
Jess served a twenty-year career as a home office field manager with a couple different insurance companies. He then served as assistant vice president of claims. This experience, in addition to his work-related travels, gives him a unique insight in dealing with insurance claims. Woodman Collision Center at the Alby location officially opened Feb. 1, 2004. Jess's wife, Ginger, served as the secretary/treasurer, and is a retired elementary teacher from the Alton School District. Their sons, Ryan and Chad, make up the fourth generation of Woodmans in the business. Ryan started as a collision repair specialist and manages the repair operations. He has been with the company since its inception. Chad started as an estimator and manages the front office.