1912 Cadillac Village Auto Body Richfield Rick Hudak

Award-Winning Work

Village Auto Body uses the same techniques, materials and integrity in every day auto body repairs as it used to restore this award-winning 1912 Cadillac.

Ohio Motorists Rights Village Auto Body Richfield

Know Your Rights

Ohio drivers have the right to choose their own auto repair facility. Only one estimate is needed. Read your rights and keep an accident guide in every vehicle … just in case.

Modern Classic Car Repairs Village Auto Body Richfield

Repairing Old to New

From a 1912 Cadillac to a 2016 Tesla – we do collision repairs. Period. State-of-the-art technology and old fashioned customer service attract and keep our customers.

Individuals & Fleets

Serving generations of families in Richfield, Bath, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Fairlawn, Hudson and surrounding areas, we’re easily accessible for commercial fleets.

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Free Estimates. Guaranteed Workmanship. Friendly Service.

We work with your insurance company, coordinate a rental car, and do what we can to get you back on the road again.
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We use laser accurate technologies and 3D measuring systems to reveal hidden damage. Collision repairs with state of the art training and equipment return your vehicle to good-as-new factory specifications.

We can use exactly the same types of paint used by automobile manufacturers, and our lighting system is color correct and uniform; able to duplicate bright daylight, for custom color match.

Able to accommodate the smallest vehicles, as well as one ton rated trucks, our unibody frame benches allow simultaneous, multi-directional and three-dimensional pulling capability for precision straightening of your vehicle’s frame.

Village Auto Body in Richfield is excellent. They take great pride in their work and it shows. My car looks better then it did before my accident. I would definitely recommend them. Thank you Village Auto Body. I couldn’t be happier.

Chris H, Cleveland, Yelp, 4/24/2017

ok rick the owner .is most awesome,,i had hail damage over 4000.00 dollars he went way above the call of duty ,very helpful great job on my truck,,thanks rick. marty

Marty B, Broadview Heights, Yelp, 4/13/2017

Top notch!!! I am out of town stranded with car trouble and Rick didn’t hesitate to help me out! So kind and impeccable service. Those of you who live in this area are blessed to have this company so close to you. So thankful for everything he and his mechanic did and for all his kindness!!!

Tricia H, Fort Thomas KY, Yelp, 4/23/2016

Hands down one of the best auto body shops around. The owner and employees are great people. Quality of the work is top notch and nothing is ever overlooked. I have been taking my cars there for 8+ years and have nothing but good things to say about Rick and his shop.

Tim Rood, Google, 02/2017

Wonderful body work and have been in business for many years. I wouldn’t take my damaged vehicle to anyone else.

Sandy Noris, Google, 02/2017

This place is super professional and helpful. I feel like they’re also reasonably priced. The office is like stepping back to 1920! It’s one of the nicest Auto offices I’ve ever been inside.

Liza Studebaker, Google, 2015

Recently I had a wreck and I had to pick a shop to repair my car. I’m glad I pick Village Auto Body. I had seen their local advertising that always looked professional so I decided to call. From the first moment I spoke to Rick felt confident I would receive good service and I did.

Fred Wright, Google, 2014
Located 1/4 mile north of Route 303/Streetsboro Road, Village Auto Body is easy to reach via I-77, I-271, and I-80 (turnpike). Look for our sign and follow the driveway to the end.

Village Auto Body
3957 Brecksville Road
Richfield, Ohio 44286
Phone: (330) 659-3991
FAX: (330) 659-9301

Business Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. – noon

With highly-trained technicians and state-of-the-art facilities, your car is repaired quickly, safely and at a fair price, so you can get on with your busy life. Specialized services & facilities include:

  • Full Collision Repair Services
  • Complete Unibody & Frame Repairs
  • Guaranteed Custom Color Matching
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Metal Finishing & Fabrication
  • M.I.G. Repair
Founded in 1957 by Richfield resident, Russ English, and originally known as Russ’s Auto Body, the business was located on Broadview Road, just south of 303 – now Richfield’s historic district. When the Village of Richfield was formed in 1967, Russ soon became its full-time Fire Chief – making it impossible for him to continue operating the auto body business.

Bill Nagel, another well-liked Richfield resident, took over operation of the business there in 1971. By 1975, the business had outgrown it location. Bill purchased a commercial building, just south of its current location on Brecksville Road, and Village Auto Body was born.

Meanwhile, Rick Hudak, a University of Akron student – who, in 1973, started working at the auto body shop part time – became its third, and current, owner when Bill retired in 1982. Within five years, Village Auto Body once again outgrew its space, and moved to its present location at 3957 Brecksville Road. Designed from the floor up as a state-of-the-art automobile and light truck collision repair and refinishing facility, the main shop area was doubled in 1989, then remodeled in 2013 to accommodate the display of Hudak’s award-winning 1912 Cadillac restoration.

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