Established in Old Downtown Santa Rosa in 1944, Lou Saare has been a family-owned business with an outstanding reputation for over 70 years. Lou Saare (pictured on the left) started repairing wrecked cars in the 1930’s, and eventually opened one of Santa Rosa’s first collision repair facilities.

Lou sold the shop in 1967 to Dean Kille in 1967 who ran the business successfully for about 12 years. Jim Randolph would go over in the evenings and paint cars until one day he inquired if the shop was for sale, and bought the business in 1979. Jim Randolph expanded the business into one of the most reputable collision repair facilities in all of Northern California for the 33 years he owned it, and was well known for producing award-winning radio commercials around town playing the comedic character of “James Bondo”. As a family run business both his son and daughter worked there gaining invaluable experience.

In 2012 Jim retired and sold the shop to his son James Randolph, who has since worked to bring a new vitality to Lou Saare Body Shop, taking extensive measures to insure the highest quality standards in repairs and exceptional customer care.


Lou Saare Body Shop has invested thousands in our facility and equipment. The highest quality repairs require the highest quality equipment available today. We have our own in-house paint system that utilizes Spies Hecker paints. This is the same paint that is found on many cars and trucks when they are painted at the factory. We also use a brand new Spraybake heated downdraft paint spray booth. This expensive piece of equipment helps reduce the chances of dust particles ruining an otherwise perfect paint job. Car-O-Liner is a technically advanced frame and unibody measurement system that we use to quantify the amount of structural damage on your car. This system uses the factory measurement points and specifications for your particular vehicle.

We have over a half acre of on-site locked storage area for vehicles, beyond the floor space of the buildings themselves that we use for storage.