Maurice became the owner of the business Sept. 18 after buying it from Dave Roggy, who had owned the shop since 1991. Maurice has 25 years of body shop experience, which includes managing another body shop in Princeton for the last few years.
“Our specialty will be collision repair,” he said.
Maurice’s dad, John, had operated a body shop in Oglesby, so Jason Maurice grew up helping his dad in the shop when he could during his high school years.
Jason Maurice has been in the auto body business since 1992. Maurice’s dad, who has 50 years of experience in the field, also helps out at the shop. Other employees are Tim Kinsley, who has worked at Heartland since 2000 and Ken Arjes, who has been in the business since 1990.
The shop’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 815-879-7767. The fax number is 815-879-4507.