1963 - Present
We are a family owned company that has lived and worked in the Baldwin/Mobile market for more than 100 years. In 1963, Austin Beasley, John and Helen Chupek opened Fairhope Paint & Body Shop in downtown Fairhope. They were familiar with everyone in the small town and worked hard to provide customers with top-quality collision work. Mr. Beasley sold his part of the business to John Chupek to pursue other interests. John and Helen continued to work and grow the business until they retired and sold the business to their son, Sidney and his wife Linda in 1988.
From the start, Sidney had worked and grown up around collision repair. He learned the trade and was ready to take over when his parents retired. Not satisfied with one location, Sidney and Linda opened a second location at Chris Myers Automall in Daphne in 1989. In 1993, they purchased another location in Daphne to open Jubilee Paint & Body Shop on Randall Avenue, where the two Daphne stores would eventually merge into one. Another opportunity became available to open a third location in the Gulf Shores market in 1997. Sidney and Linda successfully operated three of the most up-to-date collision centers on the Alabama Gulf Coast at this point.
By 2008, Sidney and Linda were ready to enjoy retirement. As they retired, their son, Chad, purchased the company. Following in his father and grandfather’s shadows, Chad has spent many years working in the collision industry as a technician, single and multi-facility manager and now, as CEO of the company. In 2013, The three stores were rebranded as one, unified name, Auto Craft Collision Center. The company is poised for continued growth into additional markets during the near future.