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Balken’s Auto Body opened in 1992, and since then has been providing honest, reputable, and timely auto body repairs to the greater Fond du Lac, WI region. Situated along Highway 151 just outside of the city, the shop is only 15 minutes away from downtown making it a central location for most commuters. As a family-owned local business, we pride ourselves in always putting the customer first. All of our collision repair technicians live in the area, and we know how important results and a shoulder to lean on can be. Not only does Balken’s Auto Body offer our customers affordable onsite estimates, but we also offer them compassion and empathy. We aim to change the way you look at the auto industry and create a refreshing experience you will be excited to tell your friends about.
Byron Balken has been around cars since he was a young boy watching his dad restore cars. This led him into the world of auto body repairs and when he was 13 he purchased a classic 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1. With some help from his dad, he brought it back to life. His hobby turned into a career when he got his first job working in a body shop as a painter's assistant. Here Byron learned the ins and outs of working as a collision repair technician and received product training, ICAR training, and paint and tinting training. Diligent and intrigued, Byron kept learning and moving up the ranks, but he found that the ethical standards and customer service of large firms left a lot to be desired. He solved the problem by opening his own auto body shop and Balken’s Auto Body was born.