our history

A proud legacy of collision repair and paint and body restoration.

Established in 1988, Tyler Auto Body is a family-owned auto body shop that’s served thousands of customers, averaging more than 500 repairs a year. Owned and managed by the Tatham family, Tyler Auto Body was founded by Dan Tatham, who started doing body and mechanical work when he was 14 years old. Dan owned an automotive repair shop in California before moving to East Texas more than 30 years ago.

When Dan established Tyler Auto Body, he employed one body repairer, one painter and one estimator — Dan himself. His team has grown, and Dan’s son Shawn, a degreed business professional, now manages Tyler Auto Body, which encompasses more than 20,000 square feet of workspace.

Tyler Auto Body has expanded over the years and the staff has doubled, but the Tatham family and their associates have never lost their passion for making vehicles look great and their customers feel even better. That’s what Tyler Auto Body is all about.