How are We Doing?

Have you had your vehicle repaired at Purnell Body Shop in the past year or two? Were you happy with the job we did? We’d appreciate it greatly if you would share your experience on Google or give us a follow or review on Facebook.

Now more than ever, small businesses are navigating an online jungle complete with tigers, elephants and a few snakes. It’s no secret that Purnell Body Shop has been your best choice for auto body repair in Cecil County for over 65 years. We are proud that your continued support means that we still are! But, what has changed is that small operators like us are now competing with much larger companies backed by venture capitalist, hedge fund and Wall Street money. Their model works like this:

  • Large, multi-location shop allows major investor to buy a controlling stake in their business
  • Investor “streamlines” the business by cutting costs and laying off more experienced employees
  • Investor then moves to buy more and more multi location shops, renaming them and thus “expanding the brand”, repeating the process over and over

This is how small shops in Texas or Michigan expand to become nationwide brands in just a few short years. In our experience, we feel it is best to position the best professionals with the best tools and the best parts and materials if you are looking for the best results. We are not interested in a nationwide empire nor are we interested in Wall Street money.

And this is why we need your help. Online reviews are what helps our business grow. We’ve always enjoyed positive local word of mouth, and nowadays, online reviews are the new word of mouth. So, if you have time and you don’t mind, we would appreciate your recommendation.



We will be as transparent as possible about what costs you can expect to incur for your repair.


We take collision repair seriously. We are dedicated to delivering the best results on every job.

Why Choose Us

The pros at Purnell Body Shop are dedicated to ensuring that your car is road ready in every way.

Aluminum Repair

We have the tools, technology, skills and training to repair your aluminum body vehicle. 

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We are proud to stand behind our work, offering a lifetime warranty on all of our painting services.


We want to bring your car back to perfection without leaving you without a vehicle.