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"Body Best Collision Center"

About Body Best Collision Center
in Sonoma

There is nothing more important to us than excellent customer service, and the public has taken notice. In 2008, Body Best Collision Center was #1 in Sonoma County with AAA Auto Insurance for Customer Service. In 2009, KRON 4 selected Body Best Collision Center for Best of the Bay.

We take every measure to ensure we provide exceptional car repair. With employees who are certified by ASE and I-CAR, four frame racks, and laser measuring systems, we guarantee your car will meet OEM specifications after the work is completed.

We are also committed to preserving our environment. Body Best Collision Center went green in 2009 with low-VOC European Waterborne paint. We paint all our cars in a European full downdraft heated spray booth and recycle extraneous parts.

Our customers have two vehicle options while theirs is in for repair: we offer loaners as well as rental cars via our in-house Hertz location.

Each car receives a full detail as the final process before delivery.

Owner of Body Best Collision Center and family

"Owner Dino DiGiulio and Family"

About the Owner

Dino DiGiulio, owner of Body Best Collision Center, grew up watching his dad repair cars in the garage. So it makes sense that Dino started fixing cars himself when he was just 14 years old. After he graduated from high school, he went to work in a body shop, detailing cars as he attended school for body repair.   

Chasing the dream of owning his own body shop, Dino sank every penny he had when he opened Body Best Collision Center on 8th Street East in 1990. He was 21 years old and the humble 1,800-square-foot location housed just him and one other employee. But with the help of his wife, Trina, and his growing team of employees, Dino eventually expanded Body Best Collision Center to what it is today: a 12,500-square-foot shop with 12 employees.

Using the latest technology is important to Dino. Through the years, Dino has continued educating himself and his employees via training and certification programs like I-CAR and ASE. Investing in his auto body shop has been an ongoing venture as he continues to update and improve his equipment.

Dino takes just as much pride in seeing and touching the final product as witnessing the smiles on his customers’ faces. For this reason, Dino continues to follow the excellent customer service principles that have made Body Best Collision Center Sonoma's premier collision repair shop.

Local body shop raises the bar, earning the Master of Shop Management award

In September 2012, Dino and Trina Di Giulio of Body Best Collision in Sonoma, California, received a well-earned Master of Shop Management award from Management Success, a top auto industry training and consulting firm in Glendale, CA. The award was handed out at Management Success’ fall convention, held at the Hilton in Universal City (located in Universal Studios). The award recognized Body Best Collision for establishing extremely efficient business operation management while improving customer service.

The Master of Shop Management award is only given to one or two shops each year in the entire nation. The award honors a business’ achievement of the highest level of organization and control.

In response to the recognition, Dino stated, "All I'm doing is making our business the best possible place for customers to take their cars for auto body repairs. The award is a result of our drive for continuous improvement. We feel honored and thankful."

Dino and Trina Di Giulio with their "Master of Shop Management" award

"Dino & Trina Di Giulio receive the
Master of Shop Management - award"

Mission Statement

"Repair every car in Sonoma with the best service and the highest quality."

Alex Cisneros - Shop Manager of Body Best Collision Center

Meet our team:

Alex Cisneros – Assistant Manager
Alex has worked at Body Best since 2010 and has one daughter. With an administration degree in Computer Science from the University of Baja California (class of 1993), his management skills are invaluable to our shop. Alex is a Platinum-level I-CAR trained estimator.

Juan Lazo - Collision Consultant for Body Best Collision Center

Juan Lazo – Collision Consultant
Juan has been working at Body Best since 2011. He attended Boise State University and is I-car and Toyota, Lexus certified. He has been passionate about cars his whole life. He's devoted to his family and enjoys spending time with them as much as possible.

Rene Muniz - Collision Technician for Body Best Collision Center

Rene Muniz – Collision Tech, I–Car, Standox Master Tech
Rene is a Platinum–level I–CAR trained body technician and has been at Body Best since 2006. Rene has lived in northern California since 1997 and graduated from Napa High School. He is happily married and has two beautiful girls. He loves spending time with his family.

Francisco Contreras - Light Body Tech for Body Best Collision Center

Francisco Contreras – Light Body Tech
Francisco has been working at Body Best since 2009. A WyoTech grad in Collision and Refinishing, he loves fixing cars and is good at it, too! Francisco is married and has two daughters.

Ismael Gonzalez - Paint Tech, Master Tech, I-Car for Body Best Collision Center

Ismael Gonzalez – Paint Tech, Master Tech, I-Car
Ismael has been living in Sonoma since 1998 and has one daughter. Ismael is very passionate about cars. He has been performing precise paint jobs at Body Best since 2003 and is a Platinum–level I–CAR trained painter.

David Jimenez - Parts Manager for Body Best Collision Center

David Jimenez – Parts Manager
After moving to the U.S. from Mexico, David lived in Los Angeles for 6 years before moving to the Sonoma area in 1992. He has been working in the auto industry since 1996 and has been our knowledgeable parts manager at Body Best since April 2009. David currently lives with his wife and 19 month-old daughter in Glen Ellen.

Bert Grimm - Computer Guy Body Best Collision Center

Bert Grimm – Computer Guy
Bert served our country in the Army and was raised in Sonoma. He's been our computer guy at Body Best since 2002. His interests are fishing and spending time with his family.

Bill Proctor - Heater Painter, Standox Master, I-Car for Body Best Collision Center

Bill Proctor – Heater Painter, Standox Master, I–Car
Billy has been in the collision industry for 30 years and is a Platinum–level I–CAR trained painter. He has been making cars involved in accidents look like new again at Body Best since 2008. During his free time he likes to go camping, ride his mountain bike, and cruise around on his Harley. He also enjoys photography.

John Orcutt - Collision Tech for Body Best Collision Center

John Orcutt – Collision Tech
John has been repairing cars since 1985 and started working at Body Best in 2012. He's a platinum level I-car trained body technician. He has one daughter and lives here in Sonoma. He likes spending time with his daughter doing fun things.

Oscar Padilla - Office Assistant for Body Best Collision Center

Oscar Padilla – Office Assistant

Zachary Hopkins - Detail Technician for Body Best Collision Center

Zachary Hopkins – Detail Technician

Luis Padilla - Polish Technician for Body Best Collision Center

Luis Padilla – Polish Technician