Arthur Eade, Jr. 1927-2007Founder
Founded by Art Eade, A&B Auto Body Supply, Inc. has served collision centers throughout central Illinois since 1963. Art’s passion for business was only eclipsed by his love for God and his family. Art found great pride in having served his country in the U.S. Navy. He loved spending time at his lake home in Wisconsin, fishing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. It is our desire to continue his legacy of servant-leadership, valuing each staff member and consistently providing the highest quality products and service.
Mary Kay EadeCo-Owner
Mary Kay supported Art in the 45 years he dedicated to starting and maintaining a successful business. Now, Mary Kay supports the entire A & B team with a genuine interest in each person and a passion to perpetuate her husband’s legacy.
An accomplished tuba player, Doug also loves spending time in Wisconsin, teaching his young grandsons how to catch fish!
Susan loves spending time with her four adult children and spoiling her four beautiful grandkids. She adores her canine kids as well – four sweet miniature dachshunds!
Brian LayhewGeneral Manager
When Brian isn’t at A&B, he currently serves as a Technical Sergeant in the Air National Guard, stationed at the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield, IL. He loves spending time with his family and keeping his two little boys out of trouble!
Lisa ScholtenInside Sales Representative
Lisa’s contagious smile and cheerful attitude greet the customers at our South Beloit store. Lisa enjoys storm chasing with her son, Alec. She also loves singing in her church choir – and especially enjoys singing duets with her son, Austin. She performs on stage at Beloit Civic Theatre, where she also serves on the Board of Directors. Lisa also loves to build miniature dollhouses and enjoys flower gardening!
Mark TorrenceOutside Sales – South Beloit
As a dedicated Shriner, Mark donates many tireless hours to serving at the Tebala Shrine of Rockford, IL and running fundraisers that provide support for the incredible work done at the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.
Tim WeldonPeoria Store Manager
Tim enjoys time with his family, playing sports, spending time at church activities and working out.
Mike PowellRefinish Tech Representative
“Big T”Executive Director of Morale
T-Man makes sure everyone is in high spirits! He loves to work the register, but be careful he doesn’t shortchange you!
Don WithersDelivery coordinator – Bloomington
Don loves spending time with his family, especially taking trips to see his beloved Chicago Cubs!
Greg KlawitterInside Sales & Architectural Sales/ Bloomington
Greg loves to spend time at the pool with his family and grandchildren. He also dedicates his time coaching the Heyworth Jr. High girls’ basketball team.
“The J-Man”Chief Executive Officer of Fun
The J-Man takes his role very seriously; making sure everyone is having fun on the job. You’ll often find him disguised as a super-hero, ready to help at a moment’s notice!
Dave BrovelliStore Manager – Peru
Dave loves to follow sports and enjoys spending time with his family.
John AlexanderOutside sales – Peru
John loves to spend time hunting, fishing, golfing, and grilling out!
Eleanor loves to spend time with Jeff and family at their cabin in Wisconsin, where she enjoys sewing and reading.
Jeff GreathouseInside & Outside Sales – Peru
Jeff serves his community managing Helmer-Shields Funeral Home in Granville. When he isn’t working he enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson.
Bill GrovesInside Sales – Peru
Bill’s hobbies include photography and hiking, and he loves to spend extra time with his dog.
Collin LayhewInside sales – Peru
Collin is an avid sports fan, golfer and a die-hard White Sox fanatic. When he isn’t on the green he loves spending time with his beagle, Victor.
Joe BillingsStore Manager – Sterling
Joe loves golfing and supporting his boys in their sports activities.
Mike McFarlandInside Sales – Peru
Mike loves cars and enjoys going to car shows as well as walking his dog in the park.