Since 1990 Blue Body and Paint, Inc. has served the Billings area as a full-service, independent collision repair center. The shop is located in the Lockwood neighborhood of Billings, Montana. Owner and Chief Executive Officer Delane H. Langton named the business in keeping with his love of the color blue. "Everything I own is blue. Why not my business, too?"
When you come to Blue Body and Paint, you get our personal guarantee of satisfaction.
In our unique vehicle repair system, each member of our team takes personal responsibility for complete customer satisfaction. It starts with the first person who greets you when you enter our doors and continues through our Repair Process Managers who monitor your car´s progress every step of the way to the customer service representative who personally signs your warranty. Through each step, our skilled team members personally guarantee their work until your car is restored to factory specifications.
Thank you for putting your confidence in us. We will do everything we can to live up to your expectations. We offer a full lifetime warranty on the repair of your vehicle.
Delane H. Langton, Blue Body Owner and CEO, has more than 30 years of experience. He has extensive I-CAR training and holds numerous ASE certifications. His qualifications include:
ASE Certified Master Collision Repair, Refinishing, Damage Analysis and Estimating
Body Shop Business Magazine ASE Tech of the Year in 2000
I-CAR Platinum Individual, showing extensive I-CAR training
Standox Master Certified Painter
Alumni of the Master School of Autobody Management
He enjoys spending time and traveling with Jane Tibbs. His hobbies and interests include growing and tending to more than 2000 varities of iris with Iris the pug always close.
Also photography, hot rodding GMC trucks and Pontiac cars.
Shane R. Lile, General Manager/Owner, has been with Blue Body & Paint since 1998. He and his wife Angela live in Ballantine with their three children, Natalie,Lane, and Lauren. In the little spare time he has he enjoys hunting ,fishing,sking and serving as a basketball official and coaching his kids.
Mark Robbins, Body Man for Blue Body and Paint, is I-CAR trained and ASE certified in structural and non-structural damage repair. He has 30 years of auto body repair experience and is a NAGS Sitka factory trained glass technician.
Mark describes himself as a "starving artist" and spends his spare time riding motorcycles, painting with oils or airbrush, drawing and designing tattoos. He and his wife, Robyn, have 5 children, Christina, Marcus, Shane, Jake and Kane. They are the proud grandparents of one granddaughter, Morgan. The key to Mark's success is being dependable, dedicated and focused on "doing it right the first time." His burning desire is to make a living in art.
Mark Robbins was selected as one of 25 artists to paint these 5´ tall Grizzlies to be displayed on the streets of Cody, Wyoming. Marks loves motorcycling, fishing, camping, golfing and grandkids. We are proud to have Mark as our body man at Blue Body & Paint. Mark has been doing body work and his airbrush artistry for more than 30 years and is a great asset to us all.
Sergio Renova, Lead Master Painter. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Sergio graduated from Hardin high school in 2000. Attended MSU and MSU College of Technology and has a certificate in Automotive Refinishing. He has also attended Spies Hecker (our paint brand) training in Plymouth MI. He enjoys his work, is very good at it and we all enjoy his positive attitude!
Sergio married his high school sweetheart Tessa more than 10 years ago and has three beautiful girls Athena, Analicia, and Aleksia. In his spare time he golfs and enjoys boxing and MMA.
Travis McCullough, Estimator/Production Manager. Many times the first face you will see at Blue Body, Travis handles the estimate and deals with the Insurance Company and the technicians to ensure a smooth repair process to get you back in your vehicle FAST. In his spare time Travis plays softball and volleyball and is pursueing his goal of home ownership.
Kris Thatcher, Auto Body Technician. Kris has over 10 years experience after attending MSU Billings College of Technology. Kris is married to his beautiful wife Katie and has two children Reata and Carter. He enjoys the outdoors,camping, hunting (bow, ducks & Geese), golf and anything with a motor and speed. Kris also loves spending time with his family. His ideal morning is setting in a duck blind waiting for the sky to open up and rain down green heads on him and his buddies. Also taking the first swing on hole #1 and hoping his golf ball goes where it was pointed. Other interests include cast iron cooking, playing pool, board and card games.
Matt Rukstad, Painter/Body Technician with more than 15 years experience Matt is one of those guys who loves what he does so much he does it all the time. Matt is also working on purchasing his first home for Tiffany and the girls Alexa and Alyssa. He also works in a game of golf now and then.
Jake McClain, Auto Body Technician and graduate of MSU Billings College of Technology was inspired by his grandfathers, both mechanics. Jake enjoys his restored vintage 1979 Honda Civic and 1968 Toyota Corona. Always willing to jump right in with his can do attitude!
Kurt Kautz, Parts and Production Assistant. Kurt has extensive experience in the parts industry. Likes to coach basketball, workout and help his father on the farm in his spare time.