60 Years of Service
B&J Motors opened its doors in 1961. Founded by Bill Zumwalt, Jack White, and Bud Tracy, B&J was originally located on Folsom Blvd. just east of Sunrise Blvd. By 1963 the business had outgrown that location and moved to its current location at the corner of Folsom Blvd. and Kilgore Rd. In 1973 B&J Motors was purchased by Buzz Chamblis, and then by Frank Andrews Jr. in 1975. As the new owner, Frank hired Rick Johnson as General Manager and Steve Messner as Body Shop Manager. In 1980 Rick and Steve purchased B&J Motors from Frank Andrews and at the same time incorporated the business as B&J Body Shop, Inc.
Rick and Steve built the business on the principles of outstanding service, best-in-industry quality repairs, and fair prices all performed and provided by quality employees. While under the ownership of Rick and Steve, B&J Body Shop became actively involved in the Rancho Cordova community. In 1986 Rick and Steve hired Dan Charlebois. Dan was hired as a tow truck driver, but quickly proved himself to be a highly capable employee and in 1996 Dan became a business partner with Rick and Steve. In 1990, Mike Passof joined the B&J team. Mike also proved to be a valuable employee who shared the vision of Rick, Steve, and Dan. By 1999 Mike had become the Body Shop Manager. A new state-of-the-art paint shop was added in 1998 to accommodate the growing business and to allow B&J to provide services to even more customers.
Dan and Mike purchased the business from Rick and Steve in 2009. Dan and Mike continue to operate with the same values that Rick and Steve instilled in B&J Body Shop. Today, B&J Body Shop continues to provide high-quality service and workmanship while maintaining a positive presence in the Rancho Cordova community. B&J Body Shop is also committed to training a new generation who will carry on the tradition of quality and service for future years.