The Jones brothers are on the right road to success after five decades in the motor trade and a new £1 million investment.
The trio - Allan, Andy, and Mark - run Bodywork Solihull at Lode Lane industrial estate, a family business started by their father Les on a nearby plot of land 54 years ago.
From those humble beginnings, the company now repairs some 80 damaged cars each week and employs 55 staff.
Now Bodywork Solihull has clinched a deal to be the approved crash repair facility for Mercedes Benz across the Midlands and spent £1 million on extending its workshops.
Les Jones started the company one mile away from the Lode Lane premises in 1952 when he built a garage at Damson Lane and became the first outlet in the country for petrol supplier Mobil.
Allan, the oldest of the brothers at 53, said his father started off selling just 250 gallons of petrol a week in days when cars were few and far between.
He said: "He showed wonderful foresight to buy a piece of land on what was then a country lane and built some lock-up garages and started selling fuel.
"We have evolved over the years, going from starting out in the 1950s through to running a new franchise in the 80s for Morris cars, selling used cars and carrying out repairs."
Les was a self taught mechanic and an innovator in the automotive industry.
He was responsible for patenting car glass engraving which is today used to put the registration number on vehicle windows.
However, Allan eventually took over the running of the family firm due to his father's ill health.
In 1983, the Jones family acquired a bodyshop on Lode Lane Industrial Estate, operated initially with Mark as manager.
Today, having disposed of the original Damson Lane site to a property developer, it is home to a thriving family business with Allan, Andy, aged 49, and 44-year-old Mark as co-directors.
Bodywork Solihull has since become the biggest independent body repair service in the Midlands, carrying out work for insurers including Norwich Union and Cornhill Insurance and now becoming the exclusive repairer for Mercedes.
The expansion has seen Jones brothers this week buy their seventh unit on the industrial estate and they now have an operation which spans three acres as they aim to corner the luxury car repair market.
The deal was handled by Coventry and Warwickshire accountancy firm Harrison, Beale and Owen and financed by Yorkshire Bank.
Andy Farren, from Harrison, Beale and Owen, said: "It is good to see a company doing so well in the current climate.
"They have expanded their business by a third and are becoming the number one choice for prestige car owners.
"This is a major deal for the car sector in the region, and one we were proud to help make happen."
Paul Brooksbank, senior corporate partner at Yorkshire Bank, has been personally dealing with company for the past eight years:
He said: "We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with Bodywork Solihull after they became one of our first clients in the area 21 years ago.
"Since then, we have seen them grow strongly.
"Now they have secured the extra premises and following this deal with Mercedes they will go from strength to strength."