History

History

In 1950 Harley and Sallie Roddel, founded Service Parts Co. in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Its purpose was to provide service and support for surrounding automotive and industrial businesses. Through the years, the Roddels grew their business and added a second location in Mitchell, SD. A second location brought about a new company name: Auto Body Specialties Inc., or ABS.

Their five children purchased the business in the late 1980’s and continued the commitment to quality products and service. Over time, the business has grown adding three more locations in South Dakota and a location in Mankato, MN. As time passed, it was evident a larger location for the Sioux Falls warehouse was needed and in 2003, 4710. N Westport location became the ABS headquarters. Soon after, in 2016, an expansion on the warehouse and a state of the art technical center was added.

Along with wholesale distribution, ABS have many services that we provide our customers. Our knowledgeable paint specialists will custom match paint and provide feedback on any restoration or repair. The repair shop at ABS is ready to fix any equipment whether be a welder that broke down over time or a spray gun that needs to be cleaned. The Business Technical Center presents a wide range of classes so if you have a product, piece of equipment, or a spray gun you want to try out, talk to an ABS sales representative.

For over 65 years, service has been the foundation on which the business has been built. When Harley and Sallie started the company in 1950 there was one employee, today there are over 80 in the “ABS family”. We look forward to growing with you.

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