Christine Terpening
Contributing Writer

(Photo by Christine Terpening:  Mike Crowner poses proudly in front of his hot rod.)


Crashed, dented or scratched, you’re in need of auto body service for your vehicle. Your first call should be to Eaton Auto Body Inc. Mike Crowner has been the owner of this Charlotte staple for 20 years, though the actual business was founded in 1972. That’s the kind of experience that repairs damaged vehicles to showroom new quality. With such a lengthy local history you can be sure to get trustworthy service here.

The auto industry is known to be fraught with companies that cut corners, provide poor results or are just plain dishonest. That’s not the case when your damaged vehicle is in Crowner’s care. Eaton Auto Body has a reputation that can set your mind at ease. With a high Google rating and overwhelming amount of positive reviews, Crowner’s reputation is one to be trusted.

“We take pride in our work. We do what we say and we’re here to stay,” said Crowner. The shop accepts both insurance work as well as customer pay repairs. “We do all auto body repairs and mechanical repairs that are related to the body,” Crowner added, “I take time to explain the estimate so the customer knows what’s being done to their car.”

Whether you drive your vehicle to the shop or it gets towed in, you can trust that Crowner and his skilled employees are highly skilled in body repair and paint jobs.While the bulk of their work comes from auto accidents, the team has been known to work on classic vehicles, restoring them as they looked in their hay day.

When Crowner’s father passed away, he painted his casket. His work was memorable and impressive. This has led to painting caskets and urns for Pray Funeral Home. “It’s something different,” said Crowner, “If that’s their last request and I can do it, that seems pretty special to me.”
Crowner is proud to be a business owner in the community that is also his hometown. “We pride ourselves in quality. We’re not just looking for your business, we’re looking for the whole family’s business,” he said. That repeat business comes from happy customers. Happy customers tell their friends and family. Reputation is of utmost importance to this business owner.

Eaton Auto Body is hiring a certified auto body technician. Those with good character and the experience, attention to detail and the skills should stop in and apply for employment.
Eaton Auto Body is located at 439 Sumpter Street in Charlotte. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shop is closed on the weekends. For all your auto body repairs and paint jobs contact them at (517)543-4060.