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Contact Auto Body & Paint Center 609 S Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

Family Owned & Operated Since 1959

San Diego and East County's Best Value
in Auto Body Paint and Collision Repair Since 1959

Welcome to Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint

Local Auto Body Shop
  • El Cajon's Premier Family-Owned Auto Body and Paint Shop Since 1959
  • Thousands of Satisfied Customers
  • Reputation for Honesty and Integrity
  • Commitment to Quality Work and Customer Satisfaction
  • Recognized By The Auto Body Industry
  • Supporters of the El Cajon Police D.A.R.E Program and Stoney's Kids, a Volunteer Health and Welfare Organization for East County Youth

Serving San Diego and East County Since 1959

We Treat Everyone Like A Member of the Family!

Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint is a family owned and operated auto body shop with more than 50 years of experience and a stellar reputation for exceptional service, quality workmanship, and honest and fair business practices. We are committed to giving our customers the best value possible through flawless auto body and paint services, reasonable prices, extensive warranties, helpful towing referral assistance, vehicle pick-up and delivery, free shuttles, and other customer conveniences.

Our company was founded in 1959 by Gene Townsend, a respected Corvette restoration specialist who is known for his custom auto body work, initially performed under the name Gene's Corvette Specialties. Excelling in everything from custom painting to fiberglass repair and by having a keen eye for detail, his classic car customizations and restorations have received top awards from La Jolla Concours d'Elegance and other world-class car shows.

Today, Gene still works on classic cars, but limits the number of restorations he will take on. Instead, he is primarily focused on setting the standard for the high quality of auto body work we perform and the superior level of customer care we provide at Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint. Under his direction, our team has provided thousands of satisfied customers throughout San Diego and East County with unparalleled auto body and paint services using the industry's best parts, products, tools, and techniques.

Our dedicated team consists of almost 20 employees. Friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, everyone on our staff always goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional auto body and paint services. Many of our technicians, such as our I-CAR certified auto body technician, our lead painter, and our maintenance and quality control manager, have been with us for over a decade. To maintain our high level of service, they continuously participate in trainings from I-CAR and leading manufacturers, and closely supervise the work that comes out of their respective departments. Additionally, we boast a well-staffed front office, where our customer support associate, experienced estimator and insurance liaison, and service manager are all readily available to assist our customers.

As an indication of how invested we are in treating everyone like they are a member of our family, we work hard to deliver quality work that looks great, is reliable, and lasts for years. Moreover, we are almost as well known for our community involvement as we are for our auto body services. Over the years, we have supported the El Cajon Police D.A.R.E. program, the Kiwanis club, and the American Cancer Society. Gene was also heavily involved with designing, funding, and launching auto body shops for local area high schools.

Call or visit us today to learn more about our auto body and paint shop services by visiting us in El Cajon.

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Other Services

  • Plastic / dash repair
  • Stereo replacement or repair
  • Upholstery repair
  • Exhaust replacement or repair
  • Tire and wheel replacement
  • Glass & windshield replacement
  • Mechanical repairs

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