Collision Repair Shop in Hickory, NC

Gold Standard

Gold Standard Auto Body offers collision repair services second to none in Hickory, NC. We understand how much your car means to you and how important it is to get back on the road in a timely manner. Here at Gold Standard, your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities. Call or give us a visit to schedule an appointment for your vehicle.


Experienced Mechanics and Technicians

A quality body shop requires quality mechanics and technicians. We are proud to have a skilled team of individuals who are committed to restoring vehicles to their original condition. We don’t cut corners to get you back on the road. Your vehicle will receive the care it needs to be not only aesthetically repaired, but structurally as well. Here at Gold Standard, a car will never go back on the road before meeting or exceeding all safety requirements and standards.

Paint Booth

State of the Art Paint Booth

You’d be amazed how much paint quality can vary and how large of an effect that can have on your vehicle in just a few short years. A lesser quality paint may look as good as one of high quality initially, but will not hold up in the long run. We are committed to making your vehicle look and drive well for years to come. That is why we invested in our state of the art paint booth and use only Sikkens paints, world renowned as the finest in the industry.

Our state-of-the-art spray booth with a computerized paint mixing room ensures the best color match and highest quality finishes. We use a 1.4 million BTU gas heater to bake finishes creating the most durable finishes possible.

Our painters have years of experience in the paint booth and can work wonders to bring your car back to its original beauty. Choose Gold Standard for long term repair quality.

Insurance Info

Working With Your Insurance Company

We all know insurance companies can be tough to deal with. From listening to “please hold…” robots for hours or having to argue to receive the benefits you deserve, we understand. That is why Gold Standard has worked tirelessly since its opening in 2011 to develop a consistent relationship with insurance companies. What does this mean for you?

Well, it means you’ll be able to take your vehicle where you want to and have it fixed with the parts it needs. We will do the heavy lifting for you in this department and be sure the insurance company pays what is fair and agreed upon to fix your car just the way it deserves and needs to be fixed. Gold Standard excels in this department. Call us today.

All Makes and Models

With our many years of diverse experience, it’s a rare day when a car shows up in the shop that Jim Bright doesn’t have a game plan for. No matter what you drive, give Gold Standard a call and we’re more than likely able to fix it. We have repaired countless vehicles of each of the following makes:

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzi
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Mercedez-Benz
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Porsche
  • Range Rover
  • Saab
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

No need to look any further

Jim has done a lot of repairs for us. He is very honest & does a fantastic job. He cares about his customers & is not greedy. He will do all he can to get you the best price along with the work being done the way it should. You really are at the right place. No need to look any further!

Beth Fulghum

More than pleased

They did an amazing job on my car! I am more than pleased with the work they have done! Brad was great to work with an amazing with customer service! If anyone needs body work done I would highly recommend these guys! Thank you so much!


Highly recommend these guys

Highly recommend these guys! They do great work! Car came out better than new, and I love that they repaired our bumper rather than just replacing it! My wife’s plastic (polyurethane) bumper had a bad gash and paint scrape. The price was great and the repair was excellent!

Nick H

Best body shop in Hickory

It was an absolute pleasure working with Brad and Jim at Gold Standard. From the estimate all the way to pickup, they made everything easy and painless. The work they did on my 2014 Ford Escape is impeccable and it looks brand new! Highly recommend as the best body shop in Hickory!

Whitney Coble Cline

Excellent body work

The owner (Jim Bright) has been a friend of mine for a few years and done excellent body work on several of my vehicles. I live 2 counties away, but this is the only body shop that I will take my vehicles when they need work.

Jayson Lankford

Better than new

The quality of work and customer service is second to none. I have had several vehicles repaired here and both look better than new. I would highly recommend this shop.

KC Partin

Passionate, great service

I compared 3 body shops and went to this one because it was the cheapest. The work was done great, plus they scrubbed some extra small scratches and cleaned the interior! These guys are real passionate, great service. I totally recommend.

Valentin Queval