Shop History & Information
Overton Body Shop began in 1980 in Southern Pines by Teddy and Danny Overton as a family owned company. They strive to maintain a professionally managed organization that responds to the market demands. It is their goal to reach this objective by demonstrating a consistently higher quality of repair and service than anyone in their market area. They have achieved their goals by hiring highly qualified employees and providing their customers with the best repairs.
Today, Teddy, Danny, Pat, Nicole and “Tee” Overton all work together. The number of employees has reached more than 30. Teddy and Danny have strived to be well-respected members in their community and to keep a well-deserved reputation. They enjoy a good relationship with their customers and friends. The brothers' goal is to have customers be as proud of their vehicle after the repairs as they were the day they purchased it. They genuinely care about their customers and understand the traumatic experiences involved in having a damaged vehicle.
Overton Body Shop has many certifications, including, ASE (Automotive Service Excellence), repeated years with an I-CAR Gold Class Professionals status, dozens of employee course certifications from I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), Insurance Company recognition's, Vehicle Structural Damage Diagnosis and Repair certifications, Shark Frame Measuring System certifications, General Motors, and paint manufacturers certifications. They are members of the local Chamber of Commerce, and the ACOAT© Selected Network. Danny has served as one of the 4 state directors of the North Carolina Automotive Service Association. Pat has served a two year term as President and a two year term as Vice President of the North Carolina Automotive Service Association. Danny and Pat are graduates of the Automotive Management Institute.
The Overton's are annual attendees of the NACE Exposition, the world's largest collision repair event and a primary source for information, education, best products worldwide, technology, ideas and information generated from all corners of the world.
Overton Body Shop is proud to have such an exceptional group of employees. Every person in the shop form the front desk to the expert technicians are all dedicated to providing quality repairs for their customer. They are constantly upgrading their skills by participating in on-going training at local, state, and national levels. They have received the I-CAR Gold Class recognition, one of the highest levels of technical training in collision repair. Danny's wife, Pat has served a ten year term as the chairman for the local I-CAR chapter which is an International Auto Collision Repair Training. The Overton's have set up a training center in the shop for employees, collision technicians, Insurance Companies and related industries throughout North Carolina and South Carolina to raise the level of knowledge for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.
Properly repairing today's complex vehicles requires expert knowledge and specialized equipment. The experienced technicians at Overton Body Shop meet the challenge of this high technology. Most vehicles are of “Uni-Body” structure and though they seem fragile, they have saved many lives as this design protects the passenger's compartment by folding and bending prior to the impact reaching its precious cargo.
Uni-body vehicles must be repaired with computerized high tech equipment, even if the damage is minor. Specialized equipment is a necessity for today's body shops. Consumers who take serious responsibility for their repairs will look for this evidence of ongoing training, such as, I-CAR, ASE, and shops that are involved in local and national automotive collisions organizations. The paint staff at Overton Body Shop combines the latest techniques with the keen eye of an artist to create “never been damaged” quality finishes. Automotive painting and refinishing is truly an art. Today's modern factory finishes incorporate multiple layers of highly specialized paints and clear coats.
Properly matching today's factory finishes requires special expertise in application techniques to preserve the quality and appearance of a vehicle. Overton's takes pride in their ability to match factory finishes.
The Overton's have made the necessary investments in training and in computerized equipment, up-to-date paint booths, the finest paint system, and paint mixing machines available to maintain their customers' automotive investments.
Thank you for being our customer. We hope we have provided you with the best service possible.
In Loving Memory - Allan "Big Al" Walters