NASELLE - The Naselle community, which has been missing an auto body repair shop for several years, now has a brand new facility located in the heart of downtown Naselle.

The S. Mart Auto Body shop is located at 282-1/2 Knappton Road, between the Assembly of God Church and the old Naselle Grange Hall building. Steven B. Mart of Astoria has opened the auto body shop in a new building at that location.

Mart says, "We can do most anything in auto body work from custom painting to collision repair. The only thing that we can't do is major frame damage, so we contract that part of the repair out. We are happy to give free estimates."

Mart worked for four years at Clatsop Bodyworks and six months at Neal Borden Auto Body, both in Astoria, before opening his own shop in Naselle. While still living in Astoria, Mart plans to move into the Naselle area.

He comes from a long line of Astoria business people where his grandfather owned the Exxon station for many years, and he started a cab company and rental car agency in that area. An Astoria High graduate, Mart also attended Clatsop College before he got a job detailing cars. Since that start and experience in auto repair shops, Mart has received training, including PPG certification, earning bronze and blue certificates. He is also skilled in custom air brush work in graphics and has training in Deltron color adjustment.

The S. Mart Auto Body business card details the services available at the Naselle shop, "Collision Repair, Insurance Claims, Free Estimates, Detailing-Pin striping, Custom Paint-Graphics." Mart can be reached at (360) 484-3177 or toll free at (866) 814-5008.

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