About Us

About Us – How our Auto Body Shop Started

From our simple beginnings in the backyard garage of founders Greg and Gordon Bockwinkel, the shops of Platinum Collision and Autobody have grown to become one of the foremost full-service auto body shops in northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. Today, with more than 30 years of experience behind us, we have grown to three locations: Lake Villa, Libertyville, and Volo. Each of these locations employs a full range of manufacturer-approved, state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your vehicle is repaired to original OEM specifications. We also employ highly trained, motivated individuals who share a passion and enthusiasm for automobiles and providing impeccable service to the people who own them.

Three Convenient Locations

Platinum Collision and Autobody – Lake Villa is our largest facility, with more than 44,000 square feet of production workspace on the ground floor, and a 25,000 square foot second floor that houses additional storage, administration and training space. Our spacious, drive-in estimating bay is open for you to use anytime during our service hours…and our staff will make sure you receive fast friendly service. Our Lake Villa auto body shop is located on Highway 45 between Grand Avenue and Washington Street.

Platinum Autobody in Libertyville opened in 2005 and is the preferred auto body shop for many of the car dealers on Milwaukee Avenue’s “dealers’ row” in Libertyville. It includes approximately 8,000 square feet of workspace, a large, comfortable area for customers, and a convenient drive-in estimating bay. This location has easy access to I-94 and all the neighboring communities and businesses, such as Abbott Laboratories and the Great Lakes Naval Base.

Platinum Autobody in Volo is our newest location, located on the rapidly growing Route 12 corridor between Wauconda and Fox Lake. This beautiful, brand new building houses a 12,000 square foot collision repair shop, along with 12,000 square feet of clean, modern rental space.

The Vehicles We Service

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Service vehicles and trucks
  • Dealership
  • Fleet vehicles
  • Car Haulers
  • School Buses
  • Campers and RVs
  • Utility and horse trailers
  • Jet skis
  • Fiberglass