About UsLike many European families, the Kniesels were business owners who lost everything during World War II. From a refugee camp in their native Austria, the Kniesel family headed for America. Within a few years of emigrating, they had started a mechanical and auto body repair business.
Over time, the business expanded, and in 1968, Richard Kniesel opened what is today Kniesel's Collision Centers. His wife Lilo and each of his five children joined him at the shop daily. Together, they worked to ensure that each customer enjoyed the kind of service experience that Kniesel’s has become known for. This commitment to caring attention has made Kniesel’s a great place to work, too. In fact, we have some employees who have stayed with the company for over 30 years!
Today, the Kniesel family maintains its tradition of impeccable quality. They provide unsurpassed service with uncompromising integrity. Loyal customers have enabled the next generation of Kniesels to expand their small business. The family now runs a group of Collision Centers with over 100 employees.
In 2003, Kniesel’s opened their second shop in Rocklin. Another shop was opened in Natomas in 2008. A fourth location opened in Shingle Springs in April 2012.
Our newest location was opened Downtown Sacramento Summer of 2012. Each day, Robert and Tom Kniesel work side-by-side to continue the family’s dedication to satisfying our customers.
“Our family would like to thank the many customers we have befriended, who believed in us, and whose continued business has helped us remain a vital part of our community throughout the years.” -- Richard Kniesel