osseo-maple grove auto body shop

About Us

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With over 50 years in the auto body repair business, Bob & Carl’s has a proven track record in quality repair and customer satisfaction. Located in Osseo, MN, we are family-owned and operated by Greg Smith and Jeff Nelson. Our expert crew is ready to repair your car to like-new condition today.

Our Beginnings

EARLY 1960S

Bob & Carl's Auto Body was started in the early 1960's by two fresh Dunwoody Auto Body graduates, Bob Nelson and Carl Rivers. The original location in Crystal, MN at the intersection of Bass Lake Road and County Road 52 (now County Road 81), served the business well.

MOVE TO OSSEO

1969

Bob & Carl's moved to their current location in 1969, but more than just the location changed. Carl decided to retire from the auto body repair business, and Greg Smith signed on to fill his shoes.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES

1995

The next big change came when Jeff Nelson, Bob's son, became Greg's partner in 1995 when Bob retired.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES

2012

Greg retires and his son Tony becomes Jeff’s partner.

Bob & Carl's Today

TODAY

Today Bob & Carl's Auto Body and Glass is owned and operated by Jeff Nelson and Tony Smith. People always ask, "Why is it called Bob and Carl's when you guys are Jeff and Tony?" Looking back at the history and the longevity of the name, we didn't want to change this great business and legacy.

 
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Sam

Sam one of our newer techs has over 5 years’ experience in both body repairs and refinishing. His interest and enthusiasm is a welcome addition.

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Jerry

Jerry is an ASE Certified paint tech who is highly skilled in all areas of painting and refinishing. With over 40 years experience he is an important part of our team.

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Tom

Tom has been with us for over 30 years as a body tech.  He is ASE Certified in both body and frame repairs. A very seasoned and competent tech.

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Collin

Collin came aboard in 2015. His work in assembly, body and paint prep keeps everything moving along smoothly.

 
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Tony

Tony brought 4 years of glass experience and his ASE Master Glass Technician certificate to Bob & Carl’s in 2001. In addition to handling our glass needs he is an estimator and partner in the business.

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Jeff

Jeff, a partner since 1995, has been with Bob & Carl’s 30 plus years. As Bob’s son,  he brings a lifetime of autobody experience and his business degree to the team.

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Jake

Jake is the newest addition to the team. He excels at detailing the finished product and working paint prep.

 
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 our affiliations

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“ALL of our repairs go to Bob and Carl’s. Jeff and his staff provide top notch service from beginning to end and their body work is better than new in my experience.”
Scott Robichaud
 
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