About Us

We specialize in auto body repair. We will help handle your insurance claim and make sure they treat you fairly. We have auto rentals too!


Located in Forest City, Iowa, Dale’s has been in business since 1980 providing full collision repair services for Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota. From minor door dents to major accident repairs, we can do it all! Our team of highly trained and certified professionals will take care of everything.

Dale’s has been committed to bringing their customers quality workmanship and unsurpassed customer service for 30 years.


Dale’s Body Shop strives to provide its customers with timely, affordable and effective service in a trustworthy and professional atmosphere. Staying “in-tune” with the newest technologies in the collision repair field will guarantee the highest level of service and the most satisfactory customer experience possible.

Dale’s is committed to excellence in both collision repair and in serving our customers with personal attention, quality service and honesty.

Meet The Team

Experienced. Professional. Ready to help.

Hi, I’m Kendra, owner of Dale’s Body Shop. My Family moved to Forest City in 1980 when my Dad first established Dale’s Body Shop. I graduated from Forest City High School and attended NIACC. I graduated NIACC with an AA degree in Business. In January, 1999, I purchased the shop from my father, Dale, and became the new owner of the Shop. I enjoy being a small business owner; the rewards far outweigh the challenges. I am fortunate to have good employees to work with and customers that make it worth while. Other than work, I enjoy spending time with my family, our family dogs, gardening and sewing.


Shop Owner

Hey, Derek here. I grew up in Forest City, where I graduated high school in 2010. In December of that year, I joined my mother, Kendra, at Dale’s Body Shop. I grew up watching my Grandpa, Dale, and my Mom working at the shop and I helped them out while I was in High School. Since joining the team here, I have worked with detailing, repair and painting. I have also been trained in water-born painting methods. Dale’s Body Shop has given me hands-on experience and I enjoy applying what I have learned to customer’s vehicles. Outside of work, some of my favorite activities include hunting, fishing and raising cattle on my acreage.


Hi, my name is Shawn. I graduated from high school in Algona, Iowa in 2004. In 2005, I graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College with a degree in collision repairs. I joined the team at Dale’s Body shop two years later, in August of 2007. Other than the normal auto collision work, I enjoy doing custom paint jobs. I have worked on motorcycles, helmets and guitars. My favorite past times include bowling and snowmobiling with my wife, Sammi. Our two-story home in Crystal Lake keeps us busy with several home projects, such as gutting the master bedroom, insulating and adding sheet rock. I also enjoy working on cars in my spare time.