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American Body Company

Phone: (708) 272-1500 View Additional Phone Numbers 4427 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian, IL 60445

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American Body Company is a truck repair and service company which specializes in maintaining truck fleets and installing lift gates. Located in Midlothian, IL, this company serves businesses in Oak Forest, Blue Island, Palos Heights, Alsip, Tinley Park, Hazel Crest, Homewood, South Holland, Crestwood, and Palos Heights, as well as fleets from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. This company also has a repair facility in Kansas City, Missouri focused on body and trailer reconditioning. American Body Company has been in business since 1963 and works with companies such as Budweiser, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Fat Tire, Coca Cola, Interstate Battery, and Pepsi.

This company specializes in beverage truck reconditioning and refurbishment, mechanical maintenance, commercial repair, and fleet graphics and paint. Their services include van trailer reconditioning, graphics, lift gate maintenance, fleet maintenance, and painting. Products they use include Sherwin-Williams, Holland lift gates, Strick trailers, and Leyman lift gates. American Body Company also buys and sells equipment. They sell new Strick trailers, used trucks and trailers, and lift gates. Products they buy include route trucks, beverage trucks, van trailers, tractors, and box trucks. The company is also a certified testing facility for the Illinois Department of Transportation and runs a Safety Testing Lane for vehicles which must pass a Safety Inspection Test. The lane is open Mondays through Fridays and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays.

Visit the website for American Body Company to learn more about the fleet maintenance and refurbishing services, view their gallery of available trucks and trailers, and sell used equipment to the company.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that American Body Company meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for American Body Company include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on American Body Company
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 20, 2007 Business started: 06/27/1963 Business started locally: 06/27/1963 Business incorporated 06/27/1963 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Eileen Pape, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Eileen Pape, Owner
Business Category

Truck Repair & Service Truck Washing & Cleaning Trailers - Truck Truck Bodies Truck Equipment & Parts Auto - Fleet Maintenance Truck Painting & Lettering General Automotive Repair (NAICS: 811111)


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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