Schaefer Autobody Centers announces their Maplewood location is now a BMW Certified Collision Repair Center (CCRC). The certification gives the independent auto body leader two BMW-certified shops in the St. Louis Metro Area, with the other being in O’Fallon, Illinois.
Up until recently, only a BMW dealer-owned body shop could become a CCRC. Schaefer Autobody’s Maplewood facility, which opened in 2015, was sponsored by Autohaus BMW, also of Maplewood, for the certification process.
“We’re proud that Schaefer Autobody Centers has again successfully met the high standards set forth by BMW of North America to become certified by the auto manufacturer,” says Scott Schaefer, owner of Schaefer Autobody Centers. “Our collision repair accreditations and certifications are the result of passion for collision repair, customer experience and diligence towards every auto body repair.”
As part of the BMW certification process, Schaefer Autobody Centers focused on specific technician training, the use of original BMW parts and the required tools and equipment to earn its certification.
Operations Manager Aaron Burchett adds, “This is an honorable distinction to receive and highlights our continued commitment to restoring vehicles to factory standards using OEM parts.”
Located in the St. Louis Metro Area and mid-Missouri, Schaefer Autobody Centers operates 12 full-service collision repair facilities and two satellite locations. The family-owned-and-operated business takes pride in using OEM parts backed by a lifetime guarantee. Counting the BMW distinction, Schaefer Autobody Centers holds certifications for 13 auto manufacturers.