Our History

Butch’s Auto Body and Painting have been serving the Washington Metro Area for over 40 years- family owned and operated since 1971.

Founded in 1971 by Omer Kalender. His son, Eric Kalender took over the business in 1984. Eric was determined to honor his father by continuing the business that would truly offer value to the community. He promised himself to always provide value and outstanding service regardless of how large his business grew. Butch’s Auto Body & Painting has earned a solid reputation for providing reliable, high quality services. You can count on us for all your auto body and collision repair needs.

Value Proposition

We believe in great CUSTOMER SERVICE – Our customers are our #1 priority. The 100% satisfaction of our customers is what fuels us into mastering what we do. We thrive in providing a welcoming environment and engaging conversation. Every customer that walk through our doors automatically becomes treated a part of our family. We want their experience with us be a positive one. Our skilled technicians will stop at nothing to get their vehicles back out on the road as quickly as possible. Most importantly we owe our success to our loyal customers and their recommendations that made Butch’s Auto Body & Painting continue to grow.

Training & Certifications

Our technicians are ASE certified and I-Car Gold Class certified. Our office manager, Liz Lebantino has 12 years of estimating, public relations experience and CCC One estimating training.


Butch’s Auto Body & Painting’s objective is to restore integrity to the auto industry. We aim to establish a long-term relationship with our customers by reaching out to the community by providing affordable repair cost since accidents are unforeseen with unforeseen costs. We’re committed to providing high quality services at fair prices. It brings us great pride to serve families generation after generation as they entrust us with their vehicle repairs and provide them with a piece of mind when they get in an accident.