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Where you are treated like a neighbor, not a number.

Serving Van Buren County and the surrounding areas since 1971.

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About the owner

Dave Sowers, president, began his career in the automotive industry in 1981, working as a body technician and restoring antique cars for Burton H. Upjohn, of Upjohn National Leasing. In 1985 he went to work as assistant manager and estimator for a collision repair shop.


In 1992, Dave moved to a Larger shop with 23 employees and became General Manager. In 2000, Dave attained an associate’s degree, in business administration, from Lake Michigan College.

In 2003, he purchased Shephard Body Shop.

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Shephard Body Shop was established in 1971 in Portage, Michigan. In 1990, the business was relocated to Paw Paw, Michigan. The 12,500 sq. ft. shop was built on a 5-acre parcel off of M-43 Highway. In 2003, a 2,500 sq. ft. building was built behind the existing shop.

In September of 2003, Sowers Enterprises, Inc. purchased the business.


Shephard Body Shop is a proud member of several organizations, such as: I-CAR, ATEG, ASA of Michigan, NFIB (National Foundation of Independent Businesses) and the Paw Paw Chamber of Commerce.

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