started in the Collision Repair Business in 1965 at a local Ford
dealership known as "Jack Thrasher Ford". During his
employment of 15 years with the company he was a painter, painting
approximately 17,000 vehicles. In 1978, he
purchased what was known in the Terre Haute area as "Loehman's
Body Shop". During his first year of ownership, he revamped
the business, ended his employment with Ford and in 1979, officially
opened for business as "Mattingly Body Shop", His goal
was to become a major player in the collision repair industry
around the Wabash valley as well
as the state of Indiana. In April 2001, twenty-two years later,
a second location was opened at 3101 Erie Canal Road. At that
time, the business was incorporated and became Mattingly Collision
Center North and Mattingly Collision Center South.
Chuck Mattingly is an ASE Certified Master
Collision and Refinish Tech as well as I-Car
Certified with training in air bags, suspension, refinish, unibody,
plastic repair and damage analysis, He serves on the advisory
board for the Vigo County School Corporation, Ivy Tech College
and Vincennes University. He also served as district
chairman with I-Car, training numerous collision repair techs
in the Wabash Valley.
Since opening in 1979, Mattingly Collision
Center North has grown from 4000 sq. ft. to a 16,000 sq. ft. shop.
The north location's five frame machines and two paint booths.
The south location spans a total of 4500 sq. ft and is equipped with
two frame machines and one paint booth, With well over 200 years
combined experience at Mattingly Collision Center, the employees
are continually upgrading their education to stay on top of the
latest technology pertaining to the industry and to service the
public with the best workmanship in the Wabash Valley.