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Bishop’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service was founded by brothers Clyde and Elwood Bishop in 1971.  Throughout the many years, the brothers provided excellent customer service and auto body repairs.

In 2000, the brothers were ready to retire and Clyde’s son, Roy, and Elwood’s eldest son, Glen, partnered together and purchased the business.  The first action was to update the fleet with new trucks .  Within the next few years, the new building was added along with a state-of-the-art paint booth with fire suppression system, new computerized laser guided hydraulic frame straightening machines and spot welder. 

They are currently working to build a new office building next to the existing Body Shop on Canal Street.
Roy Bishop, President


Roy grew up in the Body Shop, starting as a young boy, sweeping the floors and learning the trade. He has 26 years experience in the family business. Mr. Bishop has certifications from I-CAR in the following areas:
Glen Bishop, Vice President


Glen grew up helping his dad in the Body Shop and learning the trade. He has 26 years experience in the family business. Mr. Bishop has certifications from I-CAR in the following areas:
Jason St. Denis, Auto Paint Team Leader


Jason started his career in auto body and paint work while still in high-school. He has 17 years of experience in the auto body and paint industry. Mr. St. Denis has certifications from I-CAR in the following areas:
Shannon Gintz, Office Manager



Shannon grew up in the office of the Body Shop helping her mom, answering the telephone, dispatching wrecker calls and learning the trade. She has 20 years of experience in the auto body repair and towing industries. Mrs. Gintz also has extensive experience in special event planning and public relations, which makes her a great asset to the business due to her exceptional people skills and high-level of professionalism.


Jesse Rawlins, Auto Body Technician

Jesse has 8 years of experience in the auto body repair and paint industry. Mr. Rawlins has certifications from I-CAR in the following areas:

  • Core Training Programs
  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • Frontal Impact Analysis
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Non-Structural 2
  • Squeeze-type resistance welding


  • Core Training Programs
  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • Estimating Systems
  • Frontal Impact Analysis
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Restraints
  • Interior
  • Glass and Side
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Non-Structural 2: Steel GMA (MIG) Welding
  • Squeeze-type resistance welding.
  • Non-Structural 4: Measuring.
  • Structural 2: Steel Unibody Front and Rear Rails
  • Steel Unibody A-,B-C-D-Pillars
  • Steel Full Frame Sectioning
  • Full-Frame Replacement.
  • Structural 3: Structural Straightening Aluminum.
  • Refinishing 1,2,3
  • Waterbourn Paint
  • Mechanical 3:
  • Advance Restraints Systems,
  • Electric And Electric Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Core Training Programs:
  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • Frontal Impact Analysis;
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Restraints
  • Interior
  • Glass and Side.
  • Non-Structural 2


  • Squeeze-type resistance welding
  • Non-Structural 4
  • Automotive Steel GMA (MIG) test
  • Measuring Structural 2
  • Steel Full Frame Sectioning
  • Full-Frame Replacement
  • Structural 3
  • Structural Straightening Aluminum.


  • Refinishing 1,2,3
  • Waterbourn Paint
  • Mechanical 3
  • Electric And Electric Hybrid Vehicles.


  •   Structural 3
  • Structural Straightening Aluminum
  • Refinishing 1,2,3
  • Color Theory and Blending
  • Waterbourn Paint.


  • Core Training Programs
  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • Frontal Impact Analysis
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Non-Structural 2
  • Squeeze-type resistance welding
  • Structural 3
  • Structural Straightening Aluminum


  •   Refinishing 1,2,3
  • Waterbourn Paint
  • Mechanical 3
  • Advance Restraints Systems
  • Electric And Electric Hybrid Vehicles

Jamal Saidi, Auto Body Frame Technician

Jamal has 35 years of experience in the auto body repair and straightening industry. Mr. Saidi has certifications from I-CAR in the following areas: Core Training Programs:
  • Squeeze-type resistance welding.
  • Non-Structural 4:
  • Automotive Steel GMA (MIG) test
  • Structural 2:
  • Steel Unibody Front and Rear Rails
  • Steel Unibody A-,B-C-D-Pillars
  • Steel Full Frame Sectioning;
  • Full-Frame Replacement

  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • Frontal Impact Analysis
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Restraints
  • Interior
  • Glass and Side
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Non-Structural 2:
  • Steel GMA (MIG) Welding
John “LJ” Wheelock,
Auto Body Repair Technician and Tow Truck Operator

Originally from Syracuse, N.Y, John has 25 years of experience in the auto body repair industry. Mr. Wheelock has certifications from I-CAR in the following areas:.

  • Core Training Programs
  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • Frontal Impact Analysis
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Non-Structural 2
  • Squeeze-type resistance welding
  • Structural 3
  • Structural Straightening Aluminum

  •   Mechanical 3
  • Advance Restraints Systems
  • Electric And Electric Hybrid Vehicles.
Mr. Wheelock also has received certification from the American Towing Academy for Light/Medium Duty Towing
We are the expert in the Southeast Volusia Area. Our estimates are free of charge.


Body Shop Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After Hours by appointment: Call 386-427-3538
Towing Service 24hrs a day.
386-428.9667
1111 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Bishop’s Body Shop

Phone: 386.427.3538    Fax: 386.427.1116
Hours: Mon–Fri 8am – 5 pm

Bishop’s Wrecker Service

Tel:  386.428.9667     Fax:   386.428.1096


body shop & wrecker service
1111 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168