Zip's Auto Body, Inc.
History and Mission Statement
Having been born and raised in Rochelle, Illinois and after fifteen years of
experience in auto body repair, Rick "Zip" Zimmerman decided to venture out on his own. In 1984, Zip rented what was known as the old Grennan Meats building on Rt. 251 in Rochelle, Illinois. This building housed six stalls for his repairs at the time. Two years later Zip purchased the old Grennan Meats building and what was known as the old Berg-Johnson Electric building. After much renovation and several upgrades throughout the years, his business has grown from a six stall repair facility to a twenty-one stall repair facility. Complete with state of the art equipment, including the most up-to-date down draft baking paint booth by ABS Systems, AKZO Nobel Sikkens computerized paint mixing system for the most accurate paint match in the business, ABS Systems Prep Station, Binks Crossdraft Paint Booth, two Brewco 360 Frame Machines to handle the repairs on any uni-body or full frame vehicles, and the Brewco 1000 Measuring System. The front office has the most current up-to-date computerized estimating system by Mitchel International and a second computer system for bookkeeping and payroll. Twice each year, Zip and his team of technicians attend classes on new techniques and factory recommended repair procedures on current model year vehicles of all makes and models so that each repair is ensured to be repaired to factory specifications and more importantly to customer satisfaction. Zip and his technicians are I-Car, ATEG, GM & ASE Certified. The advanced technology, continuing education and ongoing experience have all played a role in his past, present and likely future success of Zip’s Auto Body, Inc.. Zip’s reputation of excellence is evident by the bulletin board in his office with many before and after photos of vehicles repaired. Customers have and still come from all over the area, as well as outside the area knowing that Zip will make sure the work is done correctly. All his repairs are done 100 percent guaranteed to customer satisfaction. Estimates are free of charge. We handle everything from minor scratches to major frame straightening and my staff provides top-notch performance for any type of vehicle; light trucks, heavy trucks, foreign and domestic cars, boats, farm tractors and equipment. Zip himself has been taking care of the repair of damaged vehicles for the Rochelle people and surrounding areas since 1969. Many shops have come and gone in this area over the years, but Zip’s has beat the test of time, and will continue that for many years to come.
For all your auto body repair needs, call 815-562-5133 or stop by the shop,
which is located at 1033 South Seventh Street (Highway 251), on the south edge of Rochelle, Illinois.
Hours are Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p. m.
Closed on Saturday.
Zip's Auto Body, Inc.
1033 S. 7th St.
Rochelle, IL 61068