About Evans Body Shop, Inc
We are a local, family-owned auto body repair shop dedicated to repairing your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. We work with all insurance companies and offer a lifetime warranty on our refinish, using only the highest quality Axalta paint. Since 2006, we've been serving the auto body needs of the Van Buren, AR area, and beyond. We pride ourselves on a strong work ethic and always put our clients first.
Evans Body Shop, Inc is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.
MEET OUR STAFF
Rodney & Misty
Rodney and Misty are both from Van Buren, AR. While Rodney graduated from high school in Kentucky, Misty stayed local and graduated from Van Buren. They have son named Rhett. They also have a fur baby named Bo. After graduating, Rodney moved back to Arkansas where he went to body shop school at Arkansas Tech in Ozark, while Misty obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Westark (UAFS.) Rod spent 11+ years working as the lead painter at a local limousine manufacturer. He then moved over to Breeden Dodge before they decided to open their own shop. Rodney has over 25 years of experience- the most out of everyone at EBS.
With Misty's business background and Rodney's body shop experience, they opened EBS in November 2006. Misty spent years as a travel agent but has always been around EBS behind the scenes, until 2015 when she started coming to EBS full time. She loves a good plate lunch, steak dinner, and pie; Rodney goes a different route with his love of spaghetti. When asked to describe "Daddy and Momma", which is what they are called at the shop, you'll find that people have only nice things to say. "Tall, very experienced, boss, and impressionable" are what you'll commonly hear Rodney described as. With Misty, you'll hear things like "all-around great person, intelligent, enforcer, gets stuff done" to describe her. On their off time, you can usually find them riding the trails, camping, or at the lake. They love spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie has 4 kids, Kaizer, Zaiden, Silas and EverLeigh. She started at EBS in October of 2016. She is a graduate of Cedarville High School and even spent some time at University of Arkansas Fort Smith. She isn't picky on food, but some of her favorites are tacos, sushi and burgers. During her time off, she spends time with her kids. This usually includes watching sports, cooking, or spending time at a ball field for either football, baseball, or basketball. Stephanie's co-workers describe her as intelligent, good with customers, caring, and a "foodie."
Keith started at EBS in June 2016 after spending nearly 15 years in other local body shops as a "paint guy". He is an alumni of both Alma High School (2002) and Arkansas Tech in Ozark (2003). Keith is an I-Car certified refinish technician and also a "Cromax" Mosaic certified technician. Keith loves to paint cars because it is an art. He has one daughter, Cloie. In his free time he likes to hunt and go 4-wheeling. Keith's favorite food is pizza. Fellow coworkers describe Keith as "eager to please, organized, and focused.”
Omar comes to us all the way from the windy city of Chicago, IL. He and his wife, Essie, have two kids. Their names are Milani and Armani. He loves all sports including football, soccer, and basketball, and sports take up much of his free time. His favorite food is lasagna. When asked to pick a word that describes Omar, people responded with "funny", "smart", "a hard worker", and "focused."
Grant and his wife Tara have three kids, Forrest, Timber and Fisher. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 2007. Grant started working at EBS in September 2016 after years of working for his grandpa at Gibson Crane. His favorite food is pizza and ribs; its about the only thing we at the shop have seen him eat. During his time off you can find him playing with his kids or watching any type of sports on TV. When asked to describe Grant in one word, other employees responded with "energetic". When we asked him what his favorite thing about working on vehicles was, he said “the before and after.”
Steve and his wife, Melissa, have 3 kids; Michael who is in the Army, Matthew, and Grace. He graduated for Kiamichi Technology in 1997; with over 20 years of experience, our shop foreman is one of the most experienced of all our techs here at EBS. Steve is I-CAR Platinum certified as a “steel technician” and is also an aluminum certified technician. When asked what his favorite thing about working on vehicles was, he said “putting vehicles back together to pre-crash state.” His favorite food is anything on the grill. In his free time, Steve loves to camp, hunt, fish and go to NASCAR races. He is described by his coworkers as funny, a hard worker and reliable.
Trevor started at EBS in January of 2020. He has 7 years of body shop experience, after graduating from Arkansas Tech in Ozark. He has 2 kids, Greyson and Jace. Trevor says his favorite thing about working on vehicles is all the challenges he gets to face. He likes to eat pizza in his spare time. He is described as the “class clown” here at EBS.
Tim has been with us here at EBS since 2019. Before that he has worked with his dad doing custom upholstery work on vehicles. His daughter, Honey, who was born in late 2020, is the light of his world. We asked Tim what his favorite part about working on car was and he said “I get to work on something different every day.” On his off time he enjoys eating steak and “chilling.” Tim can get described as a hard worker and funny.
Steven started at EBS in September of 2019, after coming from a shop in Georgia; with over 20 years of experience, he is one of the most experienced techs in our shop. Not only can he work on vehicles but he can also write estimates. He is also i-Car certified. Steven has 4 daughters, Loralye, Josephine, Victoria and Charlize. His favorite part about working in a body shop is getting his hands dirty. Steven enjoys eating tacos while watching the sunset; he also enjoys a good book. He is described as a hard worker.