Monday, 21 August 2017 13:39

Dreams Come True for Clay Hoberecht, Owner of Best Body Shop

Clay Hoberecht and Chip Foose sign autographs at the event. Clay Hoberecht and Chip Foose sign autographs at the event.

This past weekend was a good one for Clay Hoberecht---his lifelong dream of being recognized as a world-class auto painter came true. 

He was invited by 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket Division to the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise in Royal Oak, MI, on August 19 for the chance to display a car hood painted with his own design. Acclaimed custom automotive painters from around the world attended the event. Best of all, he had the chance to work with one of his idols, legendary car designer Chip Foose of TV’s “Overhaulin,” who also was invited to participate at the event.

Clay Hoberecht is a self-made entrepreneur and the owner of Best Body Shop, an automotive collision repair center and customs shop in Wichita, KS.  Clay is passionate about his business and has created a culture at Best Body Shop that focuses on being “humble, hungry and smart.” His goal is to change the automotive repair industry by creating a transparent atmosphere in which the customers get honest answers, quality repairs and Clay and his team fight for what is right when working on said repairs.

When Clay was 16, his father allocated a portion of their family garage to allow Clay to pursue his passion.  With just half of that two-car garage, he became a self-taught, dedicated body man.  From that point on, he surrounded himself with other well-known and talented body shop owners and painters, learning everything that he could possibly absorb. Finally, throughout the course of his career, Clay worked for three prestigiously known local body shops and eventually made the decision to take on the entrepreneur adventure himself.  Aside from changing the auto industry, Clay also has a deep passion for developing a team of healthy, successful men and women---not just employees. He has built a team that feels more like family, focusing on trust, healthy conflict, goal-setting and accountability. 

Best Body Shop was founded in May of 2014 and has gained six team members who share the same passion as Clay for personal development, as well as for changing the automotive industry and gaining rabid fans who receive high quality, personal care for themselves and their automobiles.   Best Body Shop exclusively uses Sata spray guns (100b, 4000, 5000hvlp and 5000rp). They utilize the Luma III, Aurora for additional lighting. They use the PPG paint line exclusively. Clay also recommends all 3M abrasives, refinishing tools and products for their dependability and ease of use. 

Best Body Shop

10815-B W Kellogg St

Wichita, Kansas

Phone:  (316) 516-3827