Excel Auto Body is a family-owned business celebrating its 60th year of serving Marion and Grant County in 2019. Excel was established in 1959 by George White, Jr. His ambition was to offer the finest quality available in the collision repair industry, along with fair business practices.
Rapid growth in the 80s necessitated the purchase of an additional building. The “paint shop” is used exclusively for refinishing, detail work, custom molding, and stripes.
In the mid-80s, Thomas White joined the firm and has worked his way into management. Tom was named President of Excel Auto Body in January of 2007. Excel Auto Body currently employs a team of 11.
When asked what the most rewarding part of owning Excel has been, Tom White said, “Being the second generation in this family business. My dad built this from the ground up and worked numerous hours daily to make this a quality repair facility for all of Marion and Grant County. I’m doing my best each and every day to make him proud!”
At age 82, George is still active in the family business.
While Excel’s commitment to serving Grant County hasn’t changed, Tom White says that the tools of the trade are always changing. He says that continuing education and training of his team is one thing that will always be important for their business. He is also planning for the next generation of family ownership with his son, Cody, in the next year.
You may visit Excel at 501 N. Washington Street in Marion, or call (765) 664‑4685.
Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce