Tuesday, 06 October 2020 17:56

Repairing Cars is a Family Business


Hall’s Body Shop and Towing in Mineral, VA, has been helping people get back on the road after accidents for more than 55 years. 

Roger and Patsy Hall opened their business in 1964 in the same location it still sits at today, 703 Mineral Ave.  


Roger bought the building after working for a body shop in the town of Louisa, VA. He had recently ended his military service and wanted to start his own business. With the support of Patsy, her brother, Jimmy, and other family members, he made his vision a reality. 


Unfortunately, Roger had to step down from his business in 1987, when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then, the family has continued to live out his legacy of serving the community he loved so much.


Hall’s is a one-stop shop for vehicle bodywork repairs and towing around the clock. Todd, Patsy’s son, learned the trade from his father and continues to master his skills. The industry has changed tremendously since he started working at his father’s shop years ago. 


One of the biggest changes he’s seen is the way cars are made today. The materials are much different than in 1964. Cars back then were made of steel and could handle an impact better than cars today, which are made mostly of plastic components like bumpers and grills. This has changed the way Todd repairs vehicles. 


“They just don’t make them like they used to,” he said. “Cars are disposable today. They’re junk. There’s no pride anymore.”

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