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Welcome to Rutherford Auto Body

Rutherford Auto Body has been in business since 1947. Family owned and operated, we have two shops. One is located in Canal Winchester, Ohio and the other is in Pickerington, Ohio.

We specialize in collision repair and refinishing, we also offer mechanical services that include suspension work, front end alignments and “paintless” dent repair.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality repairs in a timely manner with outstanding customer service.

Being in an accident is a stressful time. Our goal is to make this process as stress free as possible. Communication is the key to achieving this goal. Our staff and management team will work with you, your insurance company and our vendors to accomplish this.

Today, Rutherford Auto Body employs thirty six people and is a market leader in central Ohio. We are one of the first facilities to switch to water-based paints, which exceed the EPA’s requirements. This is just one of our attempts to minimize our carbon footprint in an industry that traditionally is laden with chemicals. We are very proud of this new “green” technology.

Our 70 Year History

Rutherford Auto Body was founded on May 6, 1947 by Montrose and Donald Rutherford, father and son. The business operated out of the former mechanical shop at Gender Road and Winchester Pike. Grandsons, Tom and Terry were raised in the shop sweeping washing cars and learning the trade. Montrose passed away in 1959 and Donald continued the business. In 1962, following graduation from high school, Tom Rutherford joined his father and two employees in operating the business. In 1964 Terry Rutherford joined the business.

Tom and Terry purchased the business from their father in 1977 and expanded the existing location three times by the addition of a total of 3,700 sq. ft.  In 1989 they established a second location located at 685 Hill Road North in Pickerington, Ohio. The brothers operated both shops, purchased adjacent property at the Canal Winchester location and opened “SudSlingers Car Wash and Detail” a full-service detail shop in 2002 offering a full menu of detail services.

Terry passed away in 2003 in a boating accident in Canada doing what he loved. He was a humanitarian who gave much to his family, his business, and his community having served as Canal Winchester City Councilman and President of the Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce.  He was able to live every day to the fullest, a lesson we can all learn from him.

Today, Rutherford Auto Body employs thirty- six people and is a market leader in Central Ohio. We are one of the first facilities to switch to water-based paints 6 Years ago, which exceed the EPA’s requirements. This is just one of our attempts to minimize our carbon footprint in an industry that traditionally is laden with chemicals. We are proud of this “green” technology. We specialize in collision repair and refinishing. We also offer mechanical services that include suspension work, front end alignments and oil changes.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality repairs in a timely manner with outstanding customer service. Being in an accident is a stressful time. Our goal is to make this process as stress free as possible. Communication is the key to achieving this goal. Our staff and management team will work with you, your insurance company, and our venders to accomplish this.

The future is looking bright for Rutherford Auto Body. We are working on new technology and new ways to assist our customers. We are proud to have served our community for the past 70 years and are looking forward too many more. We appreciate all our faithful customers and future customers.