Charlie’s Collision & Customs Inc.

Address: 10207 Wabash 10 Avenue Mt. Carmel, IL

Phone: 618-262-5976

Charlie’s Collision and Customs Inc. is a family owned enterprise providing quality work backed by 30 years of experience. They specialize in collision repair and vintage restoration…but have been known to paint just about anything that comes their way.

Owner, Charlie Swain has a long history of working in the auto-body field. He got his start working for Paul and Nancy Rosignol at Schalk’s Body Shop when he was 15 years old. Charlie worked for Paul for 27 years and when Paul retired Charlie bought the business from him. He opened Charlie’s Collision & Customs Inc. in November 2000. He bought the property where “Charlie’s” is located now and turned it from a bean field into an auto-body shop. From November 2000 until March 2001 he rented shop space from Paul while their current building was being built. The Swain’s have been at this location for just shy of 20 years.

In 2004, Shawn, Charlie’s son, began working in the shop and has been in the family business since. Shawn is currently in the process of buying the business as Charlie and Karen move toward retirement. In 2019, Shawn’s wife Mikel-An joined the team as their Office Manager. She is happy to hear from you and help to answer any questions you may have. Charlie’s Collision & Customs Inc. is happy to be a trusted name in Wabash County.

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