Auto Body & Collision Repair

Since 1974, we’ve served Brainerd, Minnesota by providing high-quality, affordable auto body repair and painting services. To each member of our team, Back to Exact isn’t just a slogan – it’s a promise. No matter your needs, we take pride in restoring your vehicle to its original condition and safely getting you back on the road.

How We Get It Back to Exact

Master Collision Repair & Refinishing

Our technicians have a combined 90 years of experience in auto body repair & refinishing. We take pride in fixing vehicles the right way (not the easy way) and will only repair them according to OEM repair procedures. This protocol ensures the quality, integrity, and safety of your vehicle. 

Paintless Dent Repair & Removal

We aim to utilize paint-less techniques for removing dents, dings, & hail damage. In many cases, we can even remove large dents from your vehicle without repainting or disturbing the car’s original finish.

Precise Frame & Unibody Straightening

Unibody and frame repairs can be complex, but we have the latest machinery and technology to restore your vehicle to its original alignment. Our team utilizes the Chief Automotive Systems Velocity Laser Frame Measuring System and Spanesi Touch Measuring System to perform repairs with unmatched precision and accuracy.

Auto Glass Replacement & Repair

Damaged auto glass isn’t just inconvenient and aesthetically unappealing; it can also be a safety risk. If your vehicle has chipped or cracked glass, our technicians can replace it quickly and affordably.


Since we’ve been in business, our mission has always been to treat our customers with transparency, fairness, and respect. Remember that you have freedom of choice when selecting a repair facility, regardless of your insurance company.

Upon evaluation, we’ll tell you exactly what your vehicle needs allowing you to work with your insurance company to make sure your car is Back to Exact when you drive off our lot.

Quality of Workmanship

As a family-owned and operated company, we’ve built our reputation on an unwavering commitment to quality work. Through I-Car training and certifications, our customers can be confident our team has the latest training and industry knowledge necessary to repair all vehicles Back to Exact.  

We are a highly certified collision repair center.

From Our cLients

Let's get you back on the road.

We recognize that bringing your vehicle in for repairs is inconvenient. That's why we prioritize returning it back to exact efficiently, accurately, and affordably.

Owner Ricky Besmehn and our entire team of auto body experts are committed to providing superior service throughout the repair process. We let our work speak for itself and take pride in maintaining our 5-star status.  

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