About Us

Larry Lawrence

When I was a young man, I had my car repaired at a local body shop and was very dissatisfied with the results. Being mechanically inclined, I decided to try to improve the repair myself. With a little advice from a friend’s neighbor, who was a painter, I got my car looking far better than the so-called professional job I had paid for. This experience at a very young age set me on a course that I continue on to this day. Automotive work turned into a hobby for me. This eventually led to the opportunity to paint vehicles for the International Auto Show in Detroit along with Johnny Rutherford's winning Indy car (1974-77) and in 1977, the pace car for the 1977 Indianapolis 500! This was also the year Lawrence Auto Body was opened, and I'm proud to say I was able to bring the expertise and quality required at this level, into our collision repair business. Since then, we have repaired thousands of cars for the people of Livingston County and the surrounding area and we would be pleased to repair yours, should ever need our services. 

Larry Lawrence,
Lawrence Auto Body.


Kate Lawrence

In 1989 I joined, after working in the insurance industry for 12 years as a claims specialist, I decided to join my husband Larry at our business. This experience has given me a real advantage in the process of handling your auto claim and getting what's best for you and your car.

Along with being fully involved in Lawrence Auto Body, I have a passion for staying involved in our community. Lawrence Auto Body has been a Brighton Chamber of Commerce member for over 30 years. I am currently the President Elect of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club, along with being a board member of the Livingston County United Way. Larry and I are lifetime members and supporters of The Brighton Area Historical Society. I served my community as a Brighton City Council member for 16 years and as Mayor of Brighton for 8 of those years.

I fully understand the problems you face when you are without your vehicle and will do everything in my power to get you rolling again! You have my word on it.

Kate Lawrence


Mike Lawrence

Like my mother and father, I am a graduate of Brighton High School. I also hold a Business Management degree from Grand Valley State University, 2006. I try to incorporate my experience at an educational level into our family business at a operations level. We strive to improve our operations every day, raising the level of customer satisfaction.

I worked for Lawrence Auto Body throughout high school and summers during college. In fact, I have been state certified in collision repair since 2001, when I was a senior in high school. My primary training in collision repair is an apprenticeship under my father Larry, who is one of the best in this business! I have completed a variety of educational classes to ensure Lawrence Auto Body is equipped with the latest techniques and materials. I am especially interested in fine paint finishes and I am currently studying new "green paint technology," which is the future af auto refinishing.

At Lawrence Auto Body, we are fully dedicated to giving you the highest level of repair in the shortest amount of time.

You have my word on it!
Mike Lawrence

We’ll explain your repair in language you can understand and try to take some of the trauma out of your repair experience by doing a quality repair and getting your car back to its former glory!  You have our word on it!  Kate and Larry Lawrence, Lawrence Auto Body