In 1971, Bob Jones and his friend decided to open up an auto body shop, located at 4416 Merle Hay Rd. At that time, his friend was employed as an adjuster with a local insurance company and he didn’t want it known that he was opening up a body shop; hence the “R” in R Jones, the first letter of Bob Jones’ friend’s name. In 1979, Bob bought out his partner and brought in his brother, Richard Jones. Richard had just graduated from Tech High School with an auto body degree. Richard repaired the vehicles, which freed up Bob to write the auto body estimates and run the front office. In 1981, Ann Jones, Bob’s wife, joined R Jones. Ann ran the accounting and human resources for the collision business. In 2001, Christy Jones, Bob and Ann’s daughter, came to work full time at R Jones. Ann became ill, and was no longer able to work. Christy assumed the accounting duties. In 2004 Christy moved to the estimating / sales department. Christy, Bob and Richard, a management tri-fecta, ran the business until Spring 2015, when Bob and Richard retired, and Christy became the owner.
R Jones becomes a franchise shop with Carstar and changes its name to R Jones Carstar.