Our History


[tabs] [tab title=”1990″]Troy Gates and his father, Dale, start the first Gates Auto Body location outside of Sun Prairie.[/tab]

[tab title=”1995-1996″]After a slow start, an aggressive growth plan is put in place in 1995. By 1996, the company grows from 3 to 13 employees and the building doubles in size.[/tab]

[tab title=”1997″]An electrical fire causes displacement until they settle on the Gates Auto Body – West location, off the Beltline.[/tab]

[tab title=”1998″]Gates Auto Body opens a second location by returning to Sun Prairie.[/tab]

[tab title=”2000″]Rapid expansion continues and the company grows to 49 employees.[/tab]

[tab title=”2001″]Gates Auto Body – East opens.[/tab]

[tab title=”2007″]Three dealership shops join Gates Auto Body (Middleton, Monroe, and Freeport, IL). Gates Auto Body is now the largest independent collision repair company in Wisconsin.[/tab]

[tab title=”2014″]Gates Auto Body changes its name to Gates Collision Centers to better reflect its growth.[/tab] [/tabs]