About Western Auto Body

Mike Ludeman

Mike Ludeman

Owner

Mike has owned and operated Western Autobody since 1999 when he bought it from Edward (Doc) Livingston, who established it in 1980. Mike was born in the San Fernando Valley and moved to Sonoma County in 1972.

Western Autobody, Inc. is a collision facility focusing on high quality and competitive pricing to meet our customer’s needs. Western Autobody is locally owned and, for over 25 years, has served West Sonoma County and the surrounding communities. During this time, we have built up a great reputation and strong clientele.

For us, every customer counts! Whether it is a minor door ding, or a major collision repair, you will be taken care of in a timely manner. Our ASE and I-CAR certified technicians are constantly being trained and updated with the latest collision techniques to better serve our customers.

Service and Quality are our #1 goals. We know how much an an inconvenience getting in an accident can be. After the initial claim is made, we can take over from there, working with the insurance company to make sure your vehicle is restored to pre-accident condition. Remember, you have the right to take your vehicle to the shop of your choice for repairs, and you only have to get one estimate.

We are committed to green. We have a new paint booth and eco-friendly waterbourne paint system AND brand new solar on our building! We recycle paint and solvents on site to make sure the chemicals we use take up the smallest environmental footprint possible.

We are committed to keep this corner of Sonoma County beautiful. Located out in the middle of farmland and vineyards in the West County, Western Autobody is committed to keep our environment as beautiful for the next generation as it is today.

Who We Are

Tiffany Woods

Tiffany Woods

Office Manager

Dustin Hamm

Dustin Hamm

Paint & Prep

Tony Schliemann

Tony Schliemann

Customer Service

Ed Fulkerson

Ed Fulkerson

Technician

John Schliemann

John Schliemann

Technician & Estimator

Bernie Emerson

Bernie Emerson

Technician

What We Do

Autobody Technicians are the artists who turn dented, battered and rusted wrecks into a celebration of style, form and color. They repair, refinish, and customize car and truck bodies, repairing everything from minor dents and nicks to badly damaged frames and body sections.

If you’ve ever been in a collision requiring the repair of your car’s body, you’ve likely witnessed firsthand the amazing feats performed by these artists. A typical day finds an Autobody Technician (also referred to as a Collision Repair Specialist) estimating damage, straightening bent bodies, removing dents, replacing crumpled parts that are beyond repair, mixing and matching paint colors, and spray-painting and refinishing cars to a lustrous sheen.

Although they can repair all types of vehicles, Autobody Technicians usually work on cars, small trucks and sport utility vehicles. Every car presents a new challenge, and although each damaged vehicle is likely to have its own peculiarities, all must be repaired to factory specifications. In addition, many cars today are made of high-strength steel, aluminum and plastic. It’s the responsibility of Autobody Technicians to decide the most appropriate repair methods for each job, using their broad knowledge of automotive construction and repair techniques.

An Autobody Technician’s job is becoming increasingly high-tech. Most Technicians now use computers and other high-tech equipment as a regular part of the job. With advances in technology and higher repair standards, Autobody Technicians have become much more than artists – they are highly-skilled professionals.