Wednesday, 09 June 2021 15:03

Eagle Auto Body Shop Now Open in LaPlace, LA

Written by Brooke Robichaux, L’Observateur


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Andrea Arguello and Francisco Lopez are the owners of Eagle Auto Body Shop LLC, a new auto body repair shop that opened in May at 108 Magnolia Drive in LaPlace, LA.

Bodywork, dent repair, part replacement and paint jobs are among the services offered for automotive exteriors. Efficiency and quality of service are at the heart of the business, according to Arguello and Lopez.


Arguello is breaking barriers as a 24-year-old woman in a male-dominated field. She never imagined herself working in the automotive industry until she brought a wrecked car to a body shop in Kenner, LA.


“That’s where I met my partner, Francisco Lopez. They were looking for someone to work at their office and run the administrative side,” Arguello said. “I worked with them for two years, and then we decided that we wanted to open a body shop in a new market.”


Arguello learned the ins and outs of running a business. While she started out knowing very little about cars, she quickly learned how to identify parts and how they come together. She’s also learning the process of painting exteriors to give old cars new life.


“I was not planning on doing this. I just grew to love learning everything about the vehicles. It came easy to me,” Arguello said.


Meanwhile, Lopez has more than 20 years of experience in bodywork, and opening Eagle Auto Body Shop gives him a chance to continue doing what he loves.


Lopez wakes up every morning ready for a new challenge. Every car and every job is different, and even though he’s done repairs for 20 years, there’s always opportunities to learn something new.


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