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We aim to be masters of our trade and the best in the business.

Our staff and management team are continually participating in training to help achieve the highest level of certification and standards for Hoernis Auto Body. Skills and safety training as well as management and shop productivity enhancement are all areas where our team seeks certification so our customers can feel confident that we have the most stringent and modern accreditations in the industry.



Automotive Management Institute.logo-ami

Continually looking for ways to advance the professional standard of its employees, Hoernis Auto Body recently announced that Steve Hoernis completed the prestigious program for receiving the designation as Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM). This designation is bestowed upon professionals in the automotive industry who complete the program and exemplify professionalism of the automotive service industry. The AAM designation is offered through the Automotive Management Institute (AMI).

The continuing education provided by AMI helps automotive service and collision repair professionals improve their business management skills.  Hoernis will graduate as one of fewer than 100 other automotive professionals in the State of Illinois to complete the program since it’s inception 20 years ago. The AAM designation has become a cornerstone in professionalizing automotive service management.

We've Gone Green.logo-gone-green

Hoernis Auto Body is dedicated to the health and safety of our employees so we are a dedicated "green" operation, meaning we use PPG paints that are free of VOCs and other harmful emissions. In addition to being good for the environment and the health of our employees, PPG paints are also among the best in the industry. We always use the best products and services in our repairs.

I-Car Certified Gold Class.logo-gold-class

Hoernis Auto Body is an I-Car Certified Gold Class Shop, an industry standard for training that contributes to complete and safe repairs. Only 10 percent of collision repair businesses currently meet the rigorous training requirements necessary to earn the Gold Class designation. Gold Class shops are required to have every technician involved in collision repair take training that is specific to their roles. They must continue with ongoing training each year for the business to maintain its Gold Class recognition, including classes in new technology.

Today’s vehicles are increasingly sophisticated devices featuring an ever-growing number of components, parts and advanced lightweight materials. The constant introduction of new vehicle technologies can result in repair procedures changing significantly from year to year, making current repair knowledge critical for the achievement of complete and safe repairs.

Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.logo-bbb

Hoernis Auto Body is accredited by the BBB, which works to ensure businesses provide sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business.


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ICAR GOLDI-CAR Gold Class Training

I-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to training those in the collision industry with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a complete and safe repair. Shops who achieve I-CAR’s highest level of training are awarded the I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation for their dedication and commitment to training staff involved in the repair process. The Gold Class designation is the highest training level recognized in the industry, and every ProFirst collision repair facility has the distinction of being an I-CAR Gold Class Professional.

honda-car-frontHonda-Specific Training

In addition to the I-CAR Gold Class designation, each ProFirst shop has received Honda-specific training through I-CAR. The training provides Honda-specific information about vehicle construction materials and general repair considerations, specific repair procedures, manufacturer’s position statements relative to vehicle repair, hybrid electric and alternative fuel vehicle repair considerations, and more. When you need collision repair, consider a ProFirst collision repair facility, recognized by Honda for their training and commitment to a higher level of customer satisfaction.