About Us

Phil Turner


Auto Craft began the same way so many American dreams do…a solid business idea, passion and old-fashioned hard work.  Phil Turner founded Auto Craft in 1976, with a single location on Waterman.  He was ahead of his time, in innovation and implementing new business concepts. His mission was to create a company solely dedicated to treating customers well, and working hard for top quality results. Under his leadership Auto Craft grew tremendously.

Phil Turner passed away in March of 2012.  His sister, Marsha Turner Lacy continued leadership of his business vision, sharing this with his leadership team who owns and operates the Auto Craft Collision Repair shops today.

Auto Craft has only continued to grow from there. Auto Craft now has five locations in Wichita and a shop in Junction City.

Auto Craft evolved with all the industry challenges and remained visionaries in their firm belief of being the best.

  • First auto repair center to convince insurance agents to blend car parts for best color matching
  • Organic addition of stores and services that grew with the demands and technology
  • Purchased exclusive Italian paint booths in 1990 to improve efficiency and quality.

First local repair shop to go green and become environmentally conscious with water based paints. (2009)

Waterman (1976)
Waterman moves to Wabash (1983)
East (2001)
Ridge Road (2004)
West Kellogg (2007)
Downtown (2008)
Junction City (2010)

Community Involvement

Apart from focusing on quality products and customer service, giving back to the community is of utmost importance to our company.

Auto Craft Collision Repair enjoys giving back to local community members who need help, especially during the holiday season. Every Christmas we select locals who sincerely need cars and help them out.

We also participate in local charity events such as golf tournaments, Toys for Tots, food drives, bike builds, humane society fundraising, marathons, and other events that help our community.

To see more about our volunteerism, visit our community involvement page.


Mission Statement: Provide high quality collision repair

Auto Craft has been serving insurance companies, dealership and fleets since 1976. We provide the quality repairs that customers have come to expect. We have state-of-the-art equipment and certified technicians that can repair any vehicle to pre-accident condition.


Your car is one of your most important investments. At Auto Craft, we will take care of your vehicle as if it was our own. We handle every phase of the repairs so you are not bothered with the details.

Customers are always welcomed by our office staff, which is always ready to fully explain the computerized estimate, give a tour of the facility, or show you repairs in progress.

Quality Body Work

Repairing and refinishing is truly an art.  Properly matching the exotic finishes found on many of today’s vehicles requires special expertise in application techniques. Auto Craft is recognized as one of the most highly trained and expertly equipped body shops in the world.

Additionally, Auto Craft offers a Lifetime Warranty on all repairs. We use the latest in paint technology with Sikkens Color Technology and Paint systems.

Auto Craft stands ready to assist you in any matter. We will work closely with you to minimize your inconvenience and maximize your satisfaction.