About Us



Founded in 1937, Earl Scheib has historically been know for providing quality paint and body work for the best prices. The founding gravel-voiced pitchman has passed on, but Earl Scheib still paints cars. Now independently owned and operated and known for low-priced paint jobs, Earl Scheib stores also offer cosmetic body work, as well as glass replacement and pin striping.


Earl Scheib, Inc. owns a national chain of automobile painting and body repair shops. Operating under the New Earl Scheib Paint & Body Shop name, the California-based chain consists of more than 175 stores in about 150 U.S. cities. Though the stores are primarily known for economically priced, production auto painting services, body and fender repair services are also offered. Earl Scheib manufactures its own paint at a company-owned facility in Missouri. The company established a fleet sales division in 1998. The Earl Scheib brand became well known largely through founder Earl Scheib, a pioneer of advertising.


Earl A. Scheib's association with automobiles began in the automobile mecca of southern California in the 1920s. After graduating from Los Angeles High School in the late 1920s, Scheib secured a job as a gas station attendant rather than pursuing college. Through numerous oil and tire changes completed for the General Petroleum Co., Scheib gained valuable experience. Soon Scheib branched off onto his own, purchasing his own service station in Los Angeles. Scheib fell into auto painting rather by accident. Customers frequently asked Scheib about auto painting shops, so Scheib decided to paint a few cars in the station's garage during the evening hours when the station was closed. What began as a small, after-hours endeavor soon blossomed, and Scheib could not keep up with demand. He thus sold his gas station and in 1937 opened Earl Scheib Paint and Body on a Los Angeles street corner near Beverly Hills.


On February 29, 1992, a day after turning 85, Earl Scheib passed away, leaving behind a legacy.


Earl Scheib entered the year 2000, the company continued with its comeback strategy. The company hoped to increase sales in stores open for more than a year and to continue expansion. Earl Scheib remained focused, and planned to continue painting cars--any car, any color--well into the 21st century. Earl Scheib ceased operations nationwide on July 16, 2010, and was purchased by Assurance Industry. According to the new CEO, " We’ve started doing regular inspections and are constantly evaluating how our centers are treating our customers. If a problem emerges with a customer, we get involved right away. He further states, " The problem is that since we are a new company merging our marketing hasn’t caught up to all the services we offer. So we’re trying to position ourselves through marketing so that people understand the scope and breadth of what the New Earl Scheib has to offer. We want to let people know that whether they want to pay out-of-pocket for a late model job, go through insurance and have the vehicle put back perfectly, squeeze a couple more years out of an older car or get a state-of-the-art paint job, we can do all that.