Our Staff

We are very proud of our incredibly skilled and experienced professionals, and we would like you to get to know them better.

Chuck Smith, Owner

  • Owned and Operated the Body Shop Since 1984.
  • Over 40 Years of Collision Repair Experience.
  • ASE Master Collision Repair Technician
  • ICAR Trained and Certified
  • ICAR Committee Member
  • Kirkwood Body Shop Advisory Committee Member
  • Iowa Collision Repair Association Member
  • Former President of the Eastern Iowa Body Shop Association
  • Enjoys Spending Time With His Family, Listening to and Playing Music, and Cheering for the Hawkeyes.

Cheryl Smith, Co-owner

  • Co-owner of the Shop Since 1991
  • Married to Chuck Since 1976
  • Enjoys Spending Time With Her Family, Reading, and Gardening.

Chad Highly, Body Technician

  • Started Working for Chuck Smith Body Shop in 1993.
  • Graduated From Kirkwood Community College Auto Body Program
  • ICar Trained and Certified
  • Sherwin Williams Certified Painter
  • Enjoys Spending Time With His Children, Working on Cars, Playing Baseball and Football, and Boating.

Kevin Oestreich, Production Manager

  • Graduate of WyoTech Collision Repair and Paint with Associates Degree in Applied Science
  • 20 Year experience in Collision Repair Industry
  • Johnson Count Resident
  • Huge Iowa Hawkeye fan
  • Likes Fishing and Golfing
  • Member of The Son's of the American Legion

Rodney Smith, Detailing Specialist

  • Chuck Smith’s Brother
  • Grew Up in the Auto Body Business
  • Learned the Ropes From Chuck and His Father.
  • Enjoys Camping, Boating, and Target Shooting.

Sarah Smith, Office Manager

  • Chuck and Cheryl’s Daughter.
  • Experienced Receptionist, Accountant, Organizer, and Customer Service.
  • Has Kept Chuck Smith Body Shop Running Smoothly Since 2002.
  • Enjoys Music, Shopping, Traveling, and Animals.

Eder Jacques, Parts Manager

  • Language Proficiency English and Spanish
  • Graduated From WyoTech March of 2017 Diploma in Street Rod & Fabrication with Collision/Refinishing Technology
  • ASE Certified in Collision & Refinishing
  • ICAR Trained and Certified
  • ICAR Welding Certified
  • MACS Certified (Mobile air conditioning)
  • Sherwin Williams Certified Painter
  • Prior experience worked for Elliot Aviation painting private jets and airplanes.
  • Enjoys spending time with my wife and son, going out on the weekend to see our friends & family, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes on game day

Brett R. Auto Collsion Repair, Frame and Paint Tech

  • 40 Years Collison Repair and Paint experience
  • Life Long Johnson County Resident
  • Enjoys restoring and riding motor cycles