About us

Experience isn't Expensive, it's Priceless! Collision Center One has developed a solid reputation for over 30 years with the residents of Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee and South Metro communities. We have earned this reputation by delivering the highest quality workmanship performed by competent and experienced professionals. Our friendly staff consisting of Shop Managers, Body Technicians and Paint Specialists will go the "extra mile" to ensure that your auto body repair is completed to your satisfaction. A hometown feel with personal attention that the franchised shops and dealerships simply can not offer "Downtown" detail with Home town prices.

Dedicated Service Since 1958
What Makes Collision Center 1 So Special

The history at Collision Center 1 almost speaks for itself. Collision Center was founded by Jerry Stageberg in October of 1958. Jerry had previous small shops under the names “Jerry’s Auto Body” and “Concours Automotive Co.” The first Collision Center was in a small, two-story building in Navarre, Minnesota, just west of the Twin Cities. That location served until a change in road configuration made the shop inaccessible. Jerry then moved the business to Excelsior in 1963.

In 1963, Barney Duhachek joined Jerry as a body man and shop foreman. They became partners in 1973. During the years in Excelsior, the shop grew in size and reputation. The Excelsior space became inadequate in 1984 and the business was moved to its present location in Golden Valley.

While it took several years to complete the renovation of the current building and its equipment, Collision Center’s reputation continued to grow and Collision Center became known as one of the finest shops in the Twin Cities, specializing in the repair, refinishing and restoration of fine automobiles. We were the first to become an Acura/Honda certified collision repair center in the area.

Jerry retired in 1991 and Barney retired in 1998. The company was sold to long-time employees Kevin H. Johnson, Terry Geffre and Rickie Lee Schmitz.

After many successful years and satisfied auto body repair customers, these gentlemen decided to team up with Jerald Stiele of Hopkins Auto Body. Jerald is committed to continuing Collision Center’s reputation for excellent repairs and quality customer service.

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Focused on Customer Satisfaction

Jerald is proud that our shop has very little turnover. He cares deeply for the service he provides to his customers, but also for the employees and their families. This is what makes Hopkins Auto Body so special. You can feel confident when you leave your car, truck, or SUV with us because our professionals are authorized, certified, and insured for your peace of mind.

Trusted Leader in the Auto Body Industry

We have become a trusted leader in the auto body repair business, because we are so dedicated to outstanding service. Schedule an appointment and see why so many of our customers refer their family and friends to us. Don’t trust your vehicle to just any auto body shop. Contact us today and book an appointment for an estimate.

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Where can you find us?

900 Florida Avenue S
Golden Valley, MN 55426


Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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