Established in 2000.
In July of 2000 at the age of 19 Chris Raimondi established Iron Horse Auto Body. The first location was in Northridge, CA. After 6 months the business out grew this facility and moved to a larger facility in North Hollywood, CA.
In 2002 an opportunity presented itself in Chatsworth, CA. to grow to an even larger and better equipped Collision repair facility.
It was no more than 10 months after the company moved to Chatsworth that Iron Horse Auto Body sold the facility and moved to our present headquarters at 290 East Easy St. in Simi Valley CA.
In the years following the move to Simi Valley, Iron Horse developed many amazing partnerships with local dealerships and Fleet companies in the Conejo Valley and became true respected professionals in the industry.
In 2007 Amy Kodner (General manager Simi Valley) joined Chris and the team at Iron Horse and has played an instrumental role in the success of the Auto Body Shop, Towing and Transport operations.
In 2011 Iron Horse expanded its services to include Towing and Transportation. Having the ability to service our customers with immediate service has proven to be a successful business model. We are able to dispatch our porter team or one of our 3 Flatbed Tow Trucks within 30 minutes (24/7) of any vehicle pick up request.
In 2012 Iron Horse expanded our service area to include Santa Barbara County. We are located at 427 Olive St in beautiful Down Town Santa Barbara.
Iron Horse of Santa Barbara found immediate success through our excellent Business/Customer Service model that Craig Raimondi, Chris' brother, has implemented and sustained since day one in Santa Barbara. Craig’s knowledge and community minded commitment to the Santa Barbara area has created and grown a large referral basis. The business has grown exponentially year over year with much of our success coming from a perfect combination of very hard work, care, control and cost saving business practices.
Iron Horse presently employs 27 people. We occupy over 35,000 sq. ft. of Automotive commercial property in Santa Barbara and Simi Valley and are focused on growing and expanding our services to the community while providing a green and environmentally friendly shop.
We are committed to our mission of providing the best service to every vehicle and return to our customers in the best condition possible and in the most time-efficient manner attainable.
Feel Free To Contact Me With Any Questions
As a local resident and consumer, I have had both great, and not so desirable experiences with local small businesses. As a professional, I take those experiences and learn from them; in an on-going effort to build my business to be the best it can possibly be. Although we are not perfect, and we cannot please all of the people all of the time, we continually learn from our mistakes and make the appropriate adjustments for you, our valued customer! On this note, you have my word, and the Iron Horse guarantee.