Family Owned and Operated since 1978
Rick and Gary Guanella started working on automobiles in the family barn in 1975 on Burbank Avenue in Santa Rosa. Rick, a former Golden Gloves boxing champion, took down the ring replacing it with a lift and auto repair equipment.
The brothers’ first business was re-building and re-selling totaled vehicles. Word spread about the quality of their work and Guanella Auto Body was formed. They opened their first facility a few blocks away on Sebastopol Road in 1978.
Rick and his wife, Abbe, took over the business and in time all three of their children worked at the shop. Over the years, there were always more cars than repair bays, so Guanella Auto Body expanded into one of the most impressive facilities in the entire Bay Area. After investing in latest technology and environmental controls, Guanella Auto Body opened at its present location at 2789 Sebastopol Road in 2008.
As a family-owned business with long roots in Sonoma County, Guanella is all about trust and customer satisfaction. Their state-of-the-art facility, experienced technicians and welcoming front office staff will make you feel comfortable. You can trust Guanella with your vehicles.
A Customer First Approach
Guanella works for you, not the insurance companies. First and foremost, our obligation is to YOU, the customer, and your vehicle. Guanella Auto Body does not have direct repair relationships with any insurance company. We have made a conscious decision to remain independent.
If you’re in an accident, you have two choices: First, you can call your insurance company and put all your trust and faith in a large corporation. They will advise you to take your car to one of their direct repair facilities.
Your second option is to call an independent body shop like Guanella and let us deal directly with your insurer. Most insurance compaines are looking to save as much money as possible in the repair. As an independent body shop, we will fight for you to repair the car to its pre-accident condition. You will be completely involved in the process. In dealing with your insurer, make sure Guanella is on your side. With our experience and independence, we’ll take care of you and your vehicle.
President / Owner