Roy Rogers Body Shop: Established in 1954

Roy Rogers Body Shop: Established in 1954

Founder Rufus Elton “Roy” Rogers got his nickname from his wife in honor of Roy Rogers, the "King of Cowboys".

Roy Rogers Body Shop was founded in 1954 by Rufus Elton “Roy” Rogers in Laurel, Miss. Roy got his nickname from his wife, Betty, who he met in Glasgow, Scotland during World War II. She gave him the nickname in honor of Roy Rogers, the “King of Cowboys” who had an illustrious career as an American singer, actor, television host and rodeo performer. One year after it was founded, Roy Rogers moved to a new building on Mason Street and continued to expand. In 1979, Roy and his son, Thomas, moved the shop to an even larger facility with special buildings for paint and refinish, body and framework, and offices. This body shop has been a “hero” to motorists throughout Laurel ever since.

Does your shop have a similar history? We want to hear from you! BodyShop Business will be compiling the exclusive list of the most experienced collision centers by virtue of their years established in the trade. Body shops wishing to be included in the BodyShop Business 500 may apply to be on the list at bodyshop500.com. It’s simple and will involve uploading an image of any document, old photo or business card that states the year you were established under the original owner.

The BodyShop Business 500 will be honored at WreckWeek June 20-22 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, featuring ShopXpo, the DRIVE Expo Conference and TowXpo.

Don’t wait, apply now!

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