Delaware Truck Refinishers

Delaware Truck Refinishers has served the tri-state area for nearly 30 years with an emphasis on high-quality body, detail, and paint repair. The company was established in 1992 by Michael Bouney.

Expansion
In 2019, we joined forces with ARS Truck & Fleet Service to expand our services and facilities. We upgraded to a new full-service facility in May of 2020; moving our production area from Wilmington, Delaware to a modern, state of the art facility in New Castle, Delaware — right around the corner from ARS.

“We made the important decision to merge ARS Truck & Fleet Service with Delaware Truck Refinishers to increase our offerings as a full-service commercial truck service leader. The new partnership has given us the resources to better serve our customers and partners. Expanding services has made news in our industry and has enhanced our reputation as the go-to fleet and trucking solution in our region. We now have the capacity and room to manage repair and body services” states CEO and owner, Patrick Connell.

State of the Art Facility
Delaware Truck Refinishers’ new production area boasts a substantial 40,000 square feet of work area. This space can accommodate large commercial vehicles, trailers and RV’s. It has 30 bays and 3 paint booths — totaling 2,500 square feet. Each paint booth is 65 feet long and nearly 15 feet in height. Additionally, in 2020 we added a new Pro BSE frame rack and Car-o-liner CTR 12000 spot welder specifically designed for OEM repairs that require a stronger weld with less heat.

The paint shop is equipped with PPG’s Envirobase Waterborne Paints designed for the automotive and RV market, as well as PPG’s Delfleet One line designed for light duty to class 8 trucks. This award-winning collection of paints is the premier player in the automotive refinishing industry. The benefits assure toner stability, long-shelf life, easy to apply and blend, and excellent color match. On the environmental side, the paints reduce production of volatile organic compounds (VOC), improving air quality while achieving performance and quality.

The 4,000 square foot detailing center is stocked with Meguiar’s professional line of detailing products as well as 3M buffing and polishing compounds for paint restoration. Our team has over 10 years of experience in professional detailing.

Award-Winning Experience
Our parent organization, ARS Truck & Fleet Service has made Automotive Training Institute’s Top 12 National Automotive Shops 4 years in a row. Additionally, in 2019 we were recognized by Delaware Business Times as one of Delaware’s fastest 50 growing companies.

  • ATI’s Top 12 National Automotive Shops – 4 years in a row
  • ATI’s Best Service Sales – 2019
  • Delaware Business Times Fastest 50

Our Team

Operations is led by Patrick Connell, CEO and owner of ARS Truck & Fleet Service and Delaware Truck Refinishers. Patrick has earned a reputation as an accomplished, industry-savvy, and award-winning truck and fleet service executive. He has spent 30+ years strategically transforming his father’s humble auto repair shop into the industry-leading, multifaceted truck repair and fleet service operation that ARS is today. With exceptional dedication to his partners and customers, Patrick guides his team to deliver top quality performance and services to individual, business, government, and fleet clients.

Delaware Truck Refinishers’ leadership team has over 50 years of experience. We hold several I-CAR achievements and are working towards achieving I-CAR Gold Class status in 2021. Our dedicated and driven team consists of the industry’s leading mechanics, detailers, and painters. Their skillset is rivaled in our industry and is a differentiator from other providers in the market. We employ the best and brightest and are always on the search for new talent.

I-CAR Achievements:

  • Structural Body Repair
  • Non-Structural Body Repair
  • Estimating Certification
  • Quality Control
  • Repair Planning
  • Steel Welding
  • Aluminum Welding
  • Shop Safety
  • Hazardous Waste

Patrick Connell
CEO

Russ Stewart
COO

Christine Collins Blithe
Sales

There When You Need Us
When you work with Delaware Truck Refinishers, we will do everything in our power to exceed your expectations and deliver superior service on every job. We aim to be your one-stop shop for body, detail, and paint repair.

We’re also very active in our community. Below are several affiliations that we’re members of under our parent organization, ARS.