Our History

Clynn “Doc” Dockstader and Jeff Dockstader, his son, founded Fresno Body Works in 1976. Doc spent most of his career operating a gas station and auto repair shop. Jeff had grown up at the gas station. He loved cars, had completed an auto body repair course at Fresno City College, and worked as an insurance adjustor. Their business serviced vehicles, repaired collision damage, and towed vehicles, as well. Doc and Jeff were used to long hours at the gas station and, true to form; they dedicated themselves to this new venture. From the beginning, hard work and customer service has been the unwavering standard at Fresno Body Works. Doc and Jeff honed their craft and also made time for their professional organizations. Doc was president of the Fresno chapter of the Automotive service Council. Jeff served for years in leadership roles for the Fresno chapter of the California Autobody Association, including two terms as president. Jeff hosted many industry training classes, including as instructor for I-Car classes in Fresno and Visalia. When Doc retired in 1994, another son, David, bought the auto repair part of the business, and Jeff continued the autobody business. Today, Fresno Body Works remains true to its beginnings—hard work and customer service—and has become an important innovating force in this region’s autobody industry.


We are committed to quality and excellence, and that is why our employees continually update their knowledge of the collision repair process through training and certification programs from I-CAR and ASE organizations. In addition, Fresno Body Works is a member of the Coyote Vision Group, the DuPont™ Performance Alliance™, and a BBB Accredited Business.


I-CAR Gold Class

Gold Class Professionals have the knowledge and understanding to effectively communicate and work with one another when repairing your vehicle. They know when parts can be repaired, or when they need to be replaced. This helps to eliminate surprises when the repair bill comes, and it leads to less hassle for you! Gold Class Professionals are dedicated to training their employees on the latest collision repair technology to help achieve a safe and complete repair.


Coyote Vision Group The Coyote Vision Group or "CVG" is a 20-Group or Peer Management Group consisting of collision repair owners across North America who meet on a quarterly basis. As a result, the members are able to help each other to improve their businesses and gain personal development.


DuPont™ Performance Alliance™ The Performance Alliance is a group of collision-repair centers designed to ensure customer satisfaction through process improvement, performance consistency and confidence in the DuPont name. A Performance Alliance shop is focused on every part of the repair process, from estimating to insurance requirements to customer satisfaction feedback.


BBB Accredited If a business has been accredited by BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public. Fresno Body Works has been a BBB Accredited business since September 2008 and has a BBB Rating of A+.


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