Abels History


Abel’s Paint & Body Shop, Inc.

Abel Garcia started his business in April 1967, after working for Gillespie Ford for 8 years. He was confident enough to start his own business, that he convinced 3 employees from Gillespie Ford to come work for him. They worked for Abel until they all retired in the 1980’s. After a few years in the business, Abel decided to expand his business by adding more shops. By 1980, Abel’s had grown to as many as 4 shops. After a few years Abel decided to sell his investments and focus on the main shop locate at 103 Blanco rd., which he owned from 1978 thru 2009.

Abel’s Body & Paint shop ventures have included doing business with entities such as, C.P.S., Holes of San Antonio, Croft truck and equipment (now, Ranch Hand dist. LLC), Limons Road service, Carmax, Progressive, MetLife , State Farm, USAA,(to name a few insurance companies), amtech lighting and Air force entertainment. And of course many repeat customers, who have been faithful to Abel’s Body & Paint Shop, recommending us to their family and friends.

One business decision of Abel was to hire his son-in-law, Dimas Quintana, on May of 1999. After a few months working at Abel’s, Dimas decided on his own to move into the office and tackle some responsibilities. Dimas eventually took over making himself service writer, manager and finally general manager. Dimas has never looked back, Abel’s has grown at a steady pace since Dimas took charge of the business.

After 42 years in the business of repairing all types of vehicles and dealing with his great customers. Abel decided to retire and sell his business to Dimas and Yvonne Quintana. Abel was stubborn enough to keep it in the family and continue the tradition with our customers. Abel plans to invest on a smaller scale, to keep himself busy. As anyone knows Abel, he can never stay home doing nothing. Abel plans to venture in the poker circuit and play with the bigdogs. Hopefully we’ll see him on TV soon.


From Dimas, Yvonne And kids, Jesse James and Dimas Jr.


Complete Body & Paint
Custom Work
Frame Repair
Classic Cars
Factory Bake Finish
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Contact Us

Phone: 210-733-6391
Fax: 210-733-6458

103 Blanco Rd.
San Antonio Tx, 78212


Monday thru Friday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays by appointment
Your choice
Your choice


Senior citizens
City employees
*With Valid ID

Towing done by:

Texas Towing
All insurance claims accepted
Drive-ins are always welcome
Deductible payment plan
Don’t need to make an appointment
Claim assistance and or advice
Vehicle Pick up and delivery available upon request. (Locally only)
Need a ride to work/home, no problem. (Locally only)
Free vacuum and wash on every repaired vehicle