History

Blake’s Auto Body has been a leader in the collision repair industry for over 30 years. The founder, Blake Andros, is a native Californian. He was born and raised in Marin and has strong family and community involvement. The Blake’s Team is constantly striving to better itself for our customers, and the community. The following is a synopsis of the history of Blake’s Auto Body:

1972
At age 16, Blake Andros brought his motorcycle to a repair facility for a simple paint job. Six weeks later, he finally got his motorcycle back. It was then that Blake decided he wanted to learn how to paint and repair vehicles, with the premise of doing it much quicker and better to meet customer needs. He became an expert at meeting, and even exceeding customer expectations with his amazing turn-around-time.

1975
At only 19 years old Blake left college to open his first collision shop in San Francisco. His success led him to growth and the continued desire to please customers. Much of his clientele was from Marin County, so he decided to head back over the Golden Gate to help customers there.

1975
He became the Body Shop Manager of a Chevrolet Dealership in Corte Madera.

1980
At only 23 years old Blake opened Blake’s Auto Body in San Rafael. It was his first in a chain of many successful locations.

1986
Realizing the demand for another collision facility in Marin, Blake purchased M&T Auto Body in Novato, making it the 2nd Blake’s Auto Body in Marin.

1998
The great success of the 2 Marin County facilities and their growing clientele from Sonoma County prompted Blake’s expansion into Sonoma County. The Fountain Grove Auto Body Shop in Santa Rosa was purchased in November, becoming location number 3.

1999
Rohnert Park Towing was purchased and completely rebuilt to be the newest and fourth Blake’s Auto Body. This state-of-the-art facility has perfect flow for excellent repairs with speedy turn-around-time. The beautiful front office is a prelude to the efficient flow of the back shop. Blake’s Auto Body Rohnert Park is our corporate headquarters and also houses one of the largest solar power producing facilities in Northern California.

2004
Blake’s acquired Anthony’s North, a 10,000 square foot auto body facility across the street from their Rohnert Park location. The additional square footage was needed to keep up with the demand in Rohnert Park.

2006
Blake purchases another facility, but it’s a RESTAURANT! In August of 2006 Blake Andros and Marc Sebastian started remodeling Izzy’s Steaks and Chops in Corte Madera. They changed it to the delicious exciting “Izzy’s”.

2008
In the Spring Blake’s Auto Body makes another one of their facilities solar powered. Novato Blake’s takes another step for the environment.

2008
In August the Blake’s family of businesses expand again with the start of an IT company called Backoffice Technology Group.

2010
Blake Andros and Marc Sebastian take on Executive Chef Bob Simontacchi and remodel Izzy’s into Brick & Bottle and expand Blake’s Restaurant Group with Masterful Catering and Refresh, a healthy corner café located in the Bay Club Marin.

2011
In January Blake’s officially launched their new logo after being in business for over 30 years! Learn more.

2013
Blake’s Auto Body is now only one of two Mercedes-Benz Elite Aluminum Certified collision repair facilities in Northern California. Learn more.

2014
Blake’s Auto Body added to the Pacific Sun’s Best of Marin Hall of Fame for winning “Best Auto body Repair/Design” over five times consecutively.

Future Plans:
To continue building our successes with our talented staff maximizing our current locations, and further expansion!

“If you do your job right, your customers become salespeople. We strive for perfection and make it a policy to exceed our customer’s needs with every repair. They can then tell everyone how pleased they were with our service. I want ALL of our customers to be salespeople for my company.” -Blake Andros