Friday, April 11, 2014


As a Whittier resident and part time blogger I find myself writing about a great meal or restaurant. I often write about nostalgic things, places that used to be here in Whittier but are no longer around. I also love writing about all of the different business's that we have here in Whittier and giving the residents a little more insight about all of these great places. But sometimes you just have to write a blog purely out of respect for what a business owner has been able to accomplish.

I had the pleasure to talk with Greg Gunter Owner of Greg's Auto Body in Whittier & Santa Fe Springs.

Greg's Auto Body
Established in 1970

Greg started his business in 1970. Let's put this in to prospective, first of all I was two years old. The Beatles had just broken up and Floppy disks were just introduced. The following year the first VCR would hit the market. So naturally when you have an opportunity to talk with anyone who has been in business this long you ask a few questions. My first question was, how? How have you been able to stay in business as long as you have? Greg admits there have been many ups and downs and it wasn't a cake walk. He says there have been many, many changes over time. The economy has fluctuated over the years but the two things that have remained the same have been cars and people. People want to be treated well and they want quality work. When you have been working on cars for over 40 years there isn't much Greg hasn't seen.

Whittier Location opened in 2001
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Greg is a strong advocate of community service. He told me that he tries to get involved with as many community activities as he can. With 40 years plus under his belt who can argue with his formula.

Proud Lions Club Member &
Whittier Chamber Member.
When it comes to Community Greg is all in!

As we were talking I was thinking to myself "This is like talking to one of my old high school buddies" Greg was totally down to earth and tells it like it is and I really appreciate that.

40 year celebration 2010

Greg's Auto Body does it all: Auto Collision Specialist, Auto Body Repair, Bumper Repair, Fleet Services, Frame straightening.

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Greg does not believe in shortcuts or quick fixes. When you leave your car at Greg's you are going to get your car back restored to it's original condition. Sometimes you need to pay a little extra for that kind of work but when talking about one's car isn't that worth it? I think so. Greg and I talked about the impact of social media and websites and such. Greg has followed suit seamlessly he has the website, Facebook page and Twitter. He agrees that in today's day and age it is necessary to have a social media presence. But at the end of the day when the smart phones and tablets and PCs are not being used it is a hand shake or a helping hand in the community or a simple straight answer to a difficult question that holds true after 40 years.

Greg's Auto Body one of Whittier's Finest 

Greg thank you for taking the time to speak with me I really do appreciate it. As a member of the Whittier Community I appreciate and respect what you have been able to accomplish. Thank you for all of the continued years of service you will provide the city of Whittier. I hope I never need your services (knock on wood) but if I do you can bet I will stop by.

Greg's Auto Body with two locations to serve you:

Whittier Location
12745 Whittier Blvd
Whittier 90607

Santa Fe Springs Location
9347 Santa Fe Springs Rd
Santa Fe Springs 90670

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1 comment:

  1. I am surprised you don't see my car there! Great article, congratulations!