About Our Shop in Wilson Collision Center in Gastonia, NC

Grown at Home, Collision Repair — Wilson Collision Center

Over 40 years ago, after serving in the U.S. Navy, David Wilson started working on automobiles in his sister's garage in Gastonia, North Carolina. He always had a love for fixing up cars, and one challenge after another equipped him with the practice and experience needed to start his own business. With a thousand dollars and determination, he opened David Wilson Body Shop. For David, shaping, painting, and cleaning up cars is something he has always been passionate about. Taking something less than perfect and making it look shiny and new is satisfying and rewarding. Over time, his pristine work and commitment attracted more and more customers, and his business outgrew the garage. He moved into a 6-bay shop in Dallas, North Carolina, but was eager to get back to Gastonia. In 1979 he secured a prime piece of real estate on Franklin Avenue and had a 4,000 square foot facility built, with 12 bays.

Continuing Growth

Between 1983 and 1995, a total of 11,000 square feet were added to the shop. Each time the square footage increased, so did our ability to provide high-quality collision repairs. As the number of bays and employees increased, so did our cutting edge technology and equipment. David's growth mindset and positive attitude have proven time and again to be a driving force behind achieving great success. But, David could not have done it alone. Around this time, another momentous occasion sprang up. David met and married his soon to be business partner, Kathy. The two of them and their team of automotive experts devoted countless hours to ensure every customer received the highest quality service possible. Today, their 15,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, is testimony to how strong work ethic, loyalty, and perseverance yield desired results. With 33 bays, administrative offices, a detailing shop, a paint shop with Spray Bake downdraft paint booths, and a computerized paint mixing system, Wilson's can meet the needs of their community, as well as those of surrounding areas, in an organized and professional manner.

We Work with Insurance

Building relationships with community partners is an essential piece of our business. The staff at Wilson's Collision Center works very closely with insurance companies, making the claims process smooth and manageable. We collaborate with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to ensure the vehicles are repaired using high-quality components that are compatible with each make and model. We pride ourselves in always doing what is best for their customers. Furthermore, our technicians continuously work with the ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) on keeping their certification up to date through continuous training.

Come See Us

Make an appointment today by calling (704) 866-7761. You can also schedule an appointment online. Once you spend some time with our team located at 1316 W. Franklin Boulevard, you will see first-hand what makes us the best body shop in Gaston County, North Carolina.