Adams Auto Body and Service Center, 1811 W. Route 120, is a second-generation, family-owned collision repair business. The company started with a handful of customers who brought their cars to original owner Jim Adams’ garage. The business now processes between 40 and 50 cars a day.
“We’ve been fortunate,” said Jay Adams, who bought his dad’s business in 1990. “Customer service is the key, and it’s the reason folks are happy to refer us to their family and friends.”
The business employs 23 body tech, paint, mechanical, estimating and other employees. Many have been with the company for more than a decade.
The company prides itself on keeping up with the best modern practices in the industry, which includes investing in equipment and training.
General manager Rick Corso said the shop has bought about $14,000 worth of equipment in recent months to enable crews to repair new all-aluminum vehicles, such as Ford’s F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks.
“We have a self-piercing riveting gun and a high-pressure aluminum welder,” Corso said. “We’re on our second full structural repair. Our guys are in the certification process. We’re ready.”
The McHenry facility serves customers from Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties.