Over the line from Old Greenwich in Stamford, CT, a popular body shop run by John Castellana Jr. and his father, John, has had a name change.
Initially the shop was an offshoot of Johnny’s Mobile Auto Body 101, a service that brought the body shop to your driveway.
Mobile 101 grew quickly, but John Jr., who goes by Johnny to prevent confusion, said his dream had always been to have his own body shop.
Finding the right location was a challenge though. It wasn’t until he got a flat tire coming off I-95 that he stumbled on the West Avenue location. He pulled into the shop and asked for help, and by the end of the conversation he asked whether the owner wanted to sell.
Initially the answer was no, but Johnny persisted and eventually the owner agreed to sell.
When the Castellanas opened on West Avenue a year ago, it was a dream come true for Johnny, but the recent name change was the icing on the cake.
With the renaming came new signage.
Also, the building has been remodeled with a new office and certified equipment.
Castellana Auto Body will continue to provide the service customers have come to rely on, including lease clean-ups, paint work, heavy collision and headlight and rim restoration.
And the garage continues to offer pick ups and drops for door-to-door service. Customers can also text or email a photo of damage for a mobile estimate.
Johnny said he is the third generation of Castellanas to run body shops and the renaming honors...