A Family Business
Chad has been working at Salem Body Shop since 1989. Once he graduated high school, he moved to Sioux Falls to attend Southeast Technical Institute. After receiving his Associates Degree in Auto Body Collision Repair and working for a few years, he eventually moved back to Salem and took over the shop in 2001, with plans of having his son Nate play a major part in the shop’s future.
Chad's son Nate currently attends Southeast Technical Institute for Collision Repair and is learning the newest techniques and processes in the industry. He is training on the newest makes and models of most cars and trucks, ranging from the all-aluminum F-150 to new Tri-coat colors. He is also gaining training and knowledge on hybrid vehicles, plastic repair, body alignment, electronics, A/C, welding and proper corrosion protection, along with a variety of other certifications and trainings. Nate recently participated in the Auto Body Division the Skills USA Test in South Dakota and earned first place in the competition for South Dakota, along with earning a spot in Nationals.
Chad also has his daughter, Anna, working part time at the shop and helping on projects.
Contact us today and ask for Chad or Nate, both are ready to get you back on the road.