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Dave's Body Shop - Home of the Invisible Repair Since 1942

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Dave Bradley started Dave’s Body Shop in 1942. Working out of a small workshop at his home, word soon spread about an excellent craftsman who believed in honest and fair business dealings.

Dave Bradley started Dave’s Body Shop in 1942. Working out of a small workshop at his home, word soon spread about an excellent craftsman who believed in honest and fair business dealings. In 1944, he opened one of the very first “state of the art” body shops in Utah. This facility became a landmark in South Salt Lake that remained for over 40 years. In the mid 70’s, Dave’s son Dale, armed with a degree in Business, joined the organization. Dale’s vision was to take the business to the next level. He was instrumental in the building of a new facility as well as integrating computer software in to the management of the shop. Dale has stayed on the cutting edge of repair technology for over 30 years.

In the early 80’s, Dale hired a bodyman by the name of Stan Ware. Stan had been trained by the crew of legendary race car driver A.J. Foyt. By the late 80’s, Dale recognized Stan’s abilities went far beyond that of a master technician. Stan was promoted to manager in 1987. They forged an incredible partnership that has allowed Dave’s to remain as the industry leader in a very competitive market for over 70 years. Stan brought in his wife Karen Ware in 1999 to manage the accounting and human resource side of the business. Stan’s oldest son Alex Ware joined the staff in 2002. Trained in all aspects of the industry, Alex is now a solid part of the management team helping to keep up with a rapidly advancing level of vehicle design and repair techniques.

In 2011, Stan Ware completed the purchase of Dave’s Body Shop from his long-time partner Dale Bradley. As the owner, Stan Ware remains committed to producing the highest standard of collision repair available in the industry today. Those same qualities that Dave established over 70 years ago still remain true to this day.