At Classic Paint & Body we have been repairing cars for over 26 years. Experiencing an auto accident in the best case is a nuisance, and at its worst is terrifying and traumatic. Our technicians are focused on the safety and quality of your repair, and our estimators and customer service staff work to simplify your experience and reduce the time and complexity involved in the insurance and repair process.

Our technicians and staff engage in regular annual training, hold multiple I-CAR and ASE certifications, and work as a team to deliver the highest quality work in western North Carolina. We work closely with our industry partners Akzo-Nobel and CCC Information Systems to optimize and streamline our process so that we can build more quality into each job. We work closely with our insurance company partners to advocate our customers’ needs and ensure that each repair is safe and thorough.

We are a company of career “body men” and most of our technicians each have more than 20 years experience repairing smashed cars.  The quality work that is built into every car we repair is both industrial art, and craftsmanship in the finest sense of the word.

Classic Paint and Body has been in the same location for over 26 years, and is the largest independent collision repair shop in the Asheville metro area.  Our 23,000 plus square foot shop sits on three acres at the corner of Sweeten Creek and London Road, adjacent to Biltmore Village.


Randy Plemmons

Randy Plemmons, Senior Combination Technician

Senior Combination Technician

One of the most experienced technicians working anywhere in the industry, Randy is a notable “combo tech” who can do frame repair, body repair, and paint.  The heaviest hit vehicles find their way to Randy’s part of the shop.  His experience, expertise, and quality workmanship across all areas of collision repair are unique.

Karl Miller

Karl Miller, Senior Body Technician

Senior Body Technician

Karl sets the standard for exceptional quality and consistent work.  A veteran body man, Karl can work as easily on high line vehicles as on hot rods.

Lou Leonzio


Also an experienced body tech and former classroom instructor in collision repair, Lou brings a a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the industry and collision repair to every estimate.

Nick Ingle

Nick Ingle, Body Technician

Body Technician

Tim Lyda

Tim Lyda, Senior Paint Technician

Senior Paint Technician

Tim has been the center of Classic’s superb Paint Department for years.  An experienced artist with both custom and factory paint projects, Tim and his team bring rare expertise to auto painting.

Classic uses top quality Sikkens automotive paint by Akzo Nobel.

Phil Banks


Paint Technician

Justin Petree


Justin is an experienced estimator who has grown up in the car industry.

Greg Leatherman

Greg Leatherman, Customer Service Manager

Customer Service Manager

Greg brings years of excellent customer service experience to Classic.  Working with both large corporations and small business throughout his career, he has implemented great customer-focused programs since joining our team as Customer Service Manager.

Contact Greg with any questions at csr@classicpaintandbody.com.