Mackin’s Auto Body Mission Statement
Our Mission is to lead the industry in quality, integrity, technology and productivity achieved through a genuine relationship and concern for our customers, employees, vendors and insurers without compromise of our values or product. To improve our community through our business development, employee growth and philanthropy. Above all, we strive to provide a service to our customer that is unparalleled in the collision repair industry.
History of Mackin’s Auto Body
Since 1945, we have been building it right, treating you like family. Mackin’s Auto Body is proud to be an active member of our community. Each year, Mackin’s generously donates to our local charities and is actively involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Every year our employees, vendors and customers join together for fund raising events such as our annual JDRF/Mackin’s Auto body golf tournament.
Mackin’s Auto Body began as Mackin’s Automotive in September 1945 when Bob and Doris Mackin purchased the Mobil Oil Service Station on Interstate Avenue in North Portland for a mere $1,000.00. In the beginning, Bob ran the service station while Doris handled the books. After just one year, Bob and Doris hired their first employee. The following year, they purchased the service station across the street. In 1949, The Mackin’s began what would be a 10-year run in the towing business.
In 1960, Bob Mackin built Mackin’s Garage on the corner of Denver Avenue and Schofield where our North Portland location is today. Bob’s son Larry, began doing small jobs in the automotive business when he was 10 years old in 1959. His responsibilities grew over the years and by 1970 he was working full time. In 1979, he was made a partner and Mackin and Son Automotive became a reality. When Bob Mackin passed away in 2001, Larry and his wife Suzanne formed a partnership as joint owners of Mackin and Son Automotive, Inc. With the help of our valued customers, the business has grown and prospered over the years. We now employ over 100 full-time employees and have gone from the one location on Denver Avenue to a total of eight locations which includes our newest, opened in April, 2015, Mackin’s 65th Auto Body.