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Wednesday, 11 May 2022 09:49

Modern Body Shop Celebrating Half-Century of Business in Athens, GA, Honoring Legacy of Founder

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Modern Body Shop in Athens, GA, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but the business founder who grew up in a one-store, crossroads community in south Georgia left a legacy not only for business, but for community service.

Gene Sapp, who died at 88 last August, started the business in 1972 on a stretch of Georgia Highway 72 in Clarke County known as Hull Road.

 

From a small collision repair shop, the business has grown into a 12,000-square-foot facility with 14 employees doing work from body repairs to new paint jobs.

 

“We want to honor his legacy and what he built,” said Lamar Sapp, one of Sapp’s four sons who grew up working in their father’s shop.

 

To read more, see the Athens Banner-Herald.