B&L Automotive Repairs

B&L Automotive Repairs logo

B&L Automotive Repairs

3830 N Kedzie Ave,
Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 463-1622

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

About Us

B&L Automotive Repairs is a valued member of the TechniCraft Automotive Group family, and a family-owned and operated auto body shop since 1978. Started by Bernie Schatz and Lou Stein way back in 1978, B&L Automotive Repairs has always been a community focused collision center, and nowadays we are proud to call it a part of our team.
The original body shop found its home at 2853 West Montrose Avenue in Chicago, and it boasted 6,250 square feet of top-notch equipment – although it was bursting at the seams with ambition to grow and love for the community.

When Peter Rizzo joined the shop in 1981, it outgrew its original space and moved to 3838 North Kedzie Avenue to spread across the vast 12,500 square feet of pure potential. Now with 16 employees on staff, all eager to make the community a safer place, their primary focus was collision repair, rental, used car, and fleet work.

Although Berine passed away, Lou’s and his original values remained deeply rooted into the B&L brand. With Pete Rizzo at the helm of the body shop since 1988, the brand retained its core purpose and expanded to include insurance collaboration and customer pay.

Another valued team member, Gino Jacobazzi, joined the B&L ranks in 1987, staying devoted to the business for over 30 years. Then in 2019, Peter Rizzo decided to retire and trusted the business to TechniCraft Automotive Group, and to this very day, so many years in the making, the body shop remains a family owned and operated business retaining its founding community values.

We strive to uphold the B&L name and all that it stands for in our community, which is why we emphasize quality customer service and leading collision repair services. With the B&L staff and technicians on deck, there is no denying that our customers are in safe hands.

Leave a Message


B&L Automotive strives to provide a stellar repair service to all customers by adhering to strict OEM procedures. This has made B&L a manufacturer certified collision center that is trusted by many leading brands in the industry:

Collision Services

The B&L Automotive Repairs facility is fully equipped to handle any type of repair, from minor fender-benders and auto detailing work, all the way to major repairs that require a steady hand, sophisticated tools, and experienced technicians.

We provide expert collision services in the following areas:


The same company that you have trusted for over 40 years for all of your collision repair needs is now offering full service mechanical and maintenance services.

  • Oil, Lube, and Filter
  • 30/60/90K Mileage Maintenance
  • Belts
  • Check Engine Light
  • Factory Recommended
  • Service/Maintenance
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • Emission Repairs
  • Anti-lock Brake System
  • Changing Brake Fluid
  • Brake Hoses
  • Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
  • Caliper Replacement
  • Computerized Charging System Diagnosis
  • Alternators
  • Batteries
  • Starters
  • Check Engine Light
  • Computer
  • Diagnostics
  • Drivability
  • Engine Controls
  • Check Engine Light
  • Fuel Injection
  • Ignition
  • Oil, Lube & Filter
  • Spark Plugs
  • Air Conditioning
  • Belts
  • Coolant System Flush
  • Hoses
  • Radiator Flush
  • Radiators
  • Cabin Filter
  • “Summerize” your Vehicle
  • “Winterize” your Vehicle
  • Computerized 4-Wheel Alignments
  • Balancing
  • Tire Inspection
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Replacement
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Clutches
  • Four-Wheel Drive Transmission
  • Manual Transmission
  • Replacement
  • Service, Diagnose and Repair
  • Transfer Cases
  • Chassis
  • Exhaust
  • Shocks
  • Struts
  • Tires
  • Differential Fluid Exchange
  • Differentials
  • Driveline
  • Hubs & Seals
  • Transfer Cases
  • Transmissions
  • Wheel Bearings


With so many years in the game, B&L has built a reputation as an auto body shop that focuses on customer satisfaction, but don’t take our word for it, feel free to check out what our customers have to say: