It's good to know who you're working with.
Good business is all about relationships. That's why our unofficial slogan is "making friends by accident." We opened for business in 2006 as a four-man operation. Since then, we've grown to a team of 15 dedicated professionals. From the beginning, we've always sought to be a part of our community. We are active members of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and proud supporter of local youth sports programs. We have an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.
Meet the team:
Robert "Bobby" Hepler, Owner
You'll find all the best things about small town America in Bobby Hepler. Born and raised in Kissimmee, FL, he went to work for Kissimmee Toyota right after graduating from Osceola High School. Starting at the parts counter, he worked his way up to body shop manager until the dealership closed the collision center doors. But just like the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. As fortune would have it, another local family was looking to retire at the time, and Bobby purchased Plylar's Body Shop, and opened the doors to Hepler's Auto Body in 2006. Bobby steers the ship and oversees the day to day operations. With 30 years in the collision business, he takes pride in the quality of his shop's work, the relationships he builds, and making sure the customer always comes first.
Mike Hepler, Head of Mechanical Repair
Mike joined his brother, Bobby, in 2012, after we expanded our services to offer mechanical repair. Like Bobby, he also worked at Kissimmee Toyota right out of high school. Mike worked his way up to Master Certified Technician before transferring to another Toyota dealership in North Carolina. We're glad we were able to woo him back from the cooler climates because Mike brings years of experience and a true passion for auto repair. This passion, and his belief in quality work at fair prices, has won him a host of fans in the community. Many of our first-time clients become loyal customers because they love Mike and trust his expertise.
Sandi Pinkert, Office Administrator
The Office Goddess, Sandi has been with us from shortly after we opened. Sandi loves interacting with the customers and keeps things humming along smoothly every day.
Dave Pinkert, Lead Body Technician
Lucky enough to be married to Sandi, Dave knows how to fix cars, and his laid-back manner and ready smile makes customers and employees happy.
Charles "Chuckie" Angle, Body Technician
Chuckie came to work for Bobby right out of tech school where he was the class clown. He continues that tradition at the shop, keeping staff and customers entertained and smiling.
William Urritia, Parts Supervisor
William was the original Hepler's employee, having joined us from the retiring previous owner's team. We were glad to have him then, and even happier that he chose to stay with us for so long.