A Legacy of Experience
John Harris Body Shops was founded in 1975 by John Harris, Jr. with a flagship store on Stadium Road in Columbia, SC. John’s two sons, John III and Campbell, grew up in the shop, working the shop floor and learning the business from the inside. John III and Campbell took over ownership after their father’s health declined in 2005.
Revolutionary Process for Quality and Efficiency
John III and Campbell were familiar with how body shops had always done things, but they knew that there was a more efficient way of running a shop that could improve production, ensure quality repair and guarantee customer satisfaction. Studying manufacturing models and utilizing their firsthand knowledge of the industry, they developed a revolutionary process that focuses on a start-to-finish single vehicle repair which makes the entire shop more efficient, from inventory to employee work footprint. The process emphasizes continuity and quality standard in every location, in every job. JHBS is the ONLY collision repair chain to be ISO 9001- 2015 Certified, signifying their commitment to continual process improvement and quality.
This process set a new standard in the industry and growth was imminent. Over the next few years, they expanded from their Columbia headquarters, opening new locations in the Augusta, Charleston and Greenville regions. The small body shop that made a name in customer service and quality has now grown to fourteen locations with two more opening in the beginning of 2021.
Family Owned and Operated for over 45 years!
This multi-generational veteran owed business specializes in collision repair of late model vehicles. John Harris Body Shops will work directly with your insurance provider and provide a quality repair to get their customers back on the road quickly and safely.