In 2003, Mark Probst decided to follow his dreams and open his own body shop repair business. With the help and support of his wife Christina, Probst Auto Body was founded.
The business began in a leased building of 2,400 square feet. Mark started out by himself as a 1-man operation and operated this way for a year and a half before hiring his first employee.
Our Current Location
In 2007, Probst Auto Body moved to its current location along Route 33 in Dieterich, IL. It was at that time that the company took a strong focus on continued excellence.
Mark started finding success in his business when he realized education and training were a very important role in his business. Working with companies such as Management Success, Collision Advice, Axalta Business Council, and Accountable Estimatics has helped lead Probst Auto Body to become one of the top performing collision repair shops across the country.
Awards and Recognition
Through their dedicated effort, Probst Auto Body had been honored to receive some very distinct awards. Those awards include Master of Shop Management in 2011, People's Choice Award in 2015, Master Elite of Shop Management in 2016, and Excellence in Business in 2016.
Serving the Community
During Mark's training and education, Mark realized how important it was to serve his community. Mark was elected to the Effingham County Chamber Board of Commerce in 2011 and he became Chairman of the Board in 2014.
During that time, Mark was also one of the founding members of the Dieterich Business Association, which began operating in 2010.
In 2016, Mark was asked to join the Fender Bender Publications Advisory Board. Fender Bender is a leading publications company in the collision repair field and looks to the advisory board for advice, suggestions, and anything else that is happening in the industry.
Safety and Quality
Safety and quality has become a very important topic at Probst Auto Body. Cars are changing very quickly and how they are repaired is changing quickly as well.
In 2015, Probst Auto Body worked very diligently to achieve the status of an I-Car Gold Class Repair Facility. Achieving this requires a lot of training and testing to ensure body repair technicians understand the correct ways to repair today's automobiles. Less than 10% of collision repair shops have achieved this status.
After receiving the high recognition of I-Car Gold Class status, we took it a step further by becoming a Certified Repair Facility for Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai, and Kia. These programs ensure their certified shops have had not only the education, but also the proper equipment to repair today's modern vehicles.
Probst Auto Body Today
Since 2003, Probst Auto Body has repaired somewhere between 5,000-6,000 vehicles.
Currently, we have 10 employees who work diligently to make sure their customers are well taken care of and provided with friendly service.
Our commitment to Fast, Friendly and Quality Service has become a set standard.
"Our main goal is to exceed our customer's expectation, that's what it takes to be the best."
- Mark Probst