Auto Body - Rockford, IL Square Square

Body Shop


301 N. Madison St. Rockford, IL




Member of Better Business Bureau



"I want to thank you for your prompt service when I needed a forklift transferred from Oregon to my facility in Belvidere on a Saturday and transferred back the next week. It is great working with another local business in the area.

You can be certain that I would not hesitate to suggest your company for towing services.

Sincerely, Butch Rosecke"

- Mr. Goodwater



“We had our car fixed in your body shop a few years ago and were very pleased. John was great to work with! Last night our vehicle broke down while we were in Rockford. We liked working with you before so we called your towing service. We do not know the driver’s name, but we could not have been more pleased with him and the service that he provided! He was very courteous and helpful! There should be more businesses run like yours. Thanks again!” -Jeff Payne




These are letters that were recently sent to City Body Shop to commend them for their quality collision repair craftsmanship:




“I just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks again for making my car look like new. It looks absolutely beautiful. You amaze me time after time. I really appreciate your hard work and dedication. Enjoy the rest of your summer!”




“Thank you for all your exceptional work and for the kindness you have shown to my grand daughter, my daughter, and me. May every grace and blessing be yours.”



“Thanks again for your outstanding customer service. You were great and easy to work with. Have a great holiday season!”



“I just want to say thanks for all of your help with the last couple of weeks. I appreciate it very much!”

City Body Shop was established in 1958 by LaVerne Wishard when he was 37 years old. LaVerne worked at the Cory Street Body Shop for about 5 years in the early 50′s. He loved working on vehicles and grew curious about owning his own body shop.




When he originally opened City Body Shop, it was located at 329 South Court Street. He then moved it to 401 south Court Street when Collier Studebaker closed in Rockford. City Body Shop took over their old building.




In 1998, City Body Shop moved to its current location at 301 North Madison Street in Rockford, IL.  Bill Wishard, the current owner of City Body Shop (LaVerne’s son) insists on leaving the Body Shop in Rockford because he loves the Rock River Valley area. His shop has a beautiful view of the Rock River and he admires the city for its strong family orientation and for its big city (small town) atmosphere.




Towing - Rockford, IL

Restoring  Rockford's  vehicles  since  1958