OUR TEAM

At Classic Paint & Body we have been repairing cars since 1991. 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 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 since 1991, 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.

PERSONNEL

Donnie McDugald

Manager

Donnie has been in the automotive industry for over three decades. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Donnie coordinates the people on the floor of the body shop to ensure that the repairs run as quickly and smoothly as possible. There’s not much that goes on at Classic Paint and Body that Donnie doesn’t know about.

Scott Caltrider

Manager

Scott recently brought two decades of estimating and production experience to both Asheville and Classic. Originally from Ohio, Scott’s favorite end of the business is repair planning. He’s certified I-CAR® Platinum.

Lou Leonzio

Senior Estimator

Lou has been around cars for almost 4 decades and worked as a body tech and a former classroom instructor in collision repair. He can estimate bodywork, paint, frame repair, welding and mechanical repairs on every vehicle from a classic muscle car to a new work truck. But his favorite type of work order to write up is for a custom paint job and body parts fabrication.

Will Teters

Estimator

Will has spent his whole life around cars and is a nationally certified mechanical technician with an Automotive Technology Degree. He’s been at Classic for going on two years, and he and his wife are raising their two kids to love cars and respect nature in the same WNC mountains where he grew up.

Megan (Megg) Jordan

Estimator

Megg is new to Classic, but she came to us with over three years experience under her belt. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Megg loves to see a whole car restoration through from start to finish.

Debbie Atkinson

Customer Service Manager

Debbie is originally from New York City, and has been with Classic for over two years. When you call the shop, it’s likely that Debbie will be the first one to help you. She keeps our customer service area running smoothly.

Martin Mozzachiodi

Parts Manager

Martin came to Classic in 2017 when he moved to Asheville from Tampa to be close to family. He’s been in the car industry for almost two decades, and he’s glad to be living in the town that he used to only see during vacations. His grandkids are the light of his life.

Randy Plemmons

Senior Combination Technician

After 45 years working on cars, and 20 years at Classic, Randy is one of the most experienced technicians working anywhere in the industry. He 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 for his expertise and quality workmanship.

Karl Miller

Senior Body Technician

Karl sets the standard for exceptional quality and consistent work. A veteran body man, he can work as easily on high line vehicles as on hot rods. Karl’s usually the first one in the shop in the morning.

Aaron Sondej

Body Technician

Aaron moved to Asheville from Quad Cities, Illinois and has been working on cars for over 10 years. His favorite repair work is 1/4 replacements, heavy metal work and bringing heavily damaged cars back to their original condition. Aaron’s number one concern is the satisfaction and safety of the customer.

Justin Petree

Body Technician

Justin has worked on everything from NASCAR race cars to his grandma’s sedan. He’s worked on cars for 20 years and has been with Classic since 2009. He can handle bodywork, paint, frame repair, welding and mechanical repairs. Justin is certified I-CAR® Platinum.

Abel Enriquez

Paint Technician

Abel is from Goldsboro, where he spent 10 years painting and refinishing at his family’s collision center. He’s been focusing on quality and craftsmanship at Classic since 2016. Abel enjoys hiking with his family and playing ABYSA league soccer.

Classic uses top quality Sikkens automotive paint by Akzo Nobel.

Tim Bell

Paint Technician

Tim has with Classic’s superb Paint Department for over a year.  An experienced artist who also paints canvas art in his free time, Tim brings his expertise and attention to detail to auto painting.

Classic uses top quality Sikkens automotive paint by Akzo Nobel.

Justin Jones

Body Technician

JJ’s spent most of his life working on cars. He’s a new tech at Classic, so he loves to show off his bodywork, welding and mechanical skills whenever he gets the chance. JJ even builds racing engines in his free time and says he’s just doing it for Dale every day.

Ben Watts

Disassembly Technician

Ben’s from Statesville, NC and he’s been doing a combination of bodywork, welding and mechanical work for over 35 years. Ben’s I-CAR®, ASE® and Toyota® Technician Certified.

Wes Gibson

Shop Assistant

Wes was born and raised here in Asheville, and has been at Classic since late 2017. He has over 10 years experience working on cars, and he’s everyone’s extra set of hands in the shop. When you pick up your car from Classic, chances are that Wes helped get it ready for you.

Phillip Lee

Shop Assistant

Phillip is a NC native new to Classic, but he has been working on cars for more than 30 years. He enjoys paint and body work, and he really shines when it comes to mechanical repairs.