About Us

jones-familyIn 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.

1971

Bob and his business partner open R Jones Auto Body in Des Moines, IA.

1976

The paperwork is filed and R Jones is officially incorporated.

1979

Bob’s brother, Richard Jones, becomes a member of the R Jones team.

1981

Ann Jones joins R Jones to manage the accounting and human resources for the business.

November 1992

R Jones becomes a franchise shop with Carstar and changes its name to R Jones Carstar.

March 1996

The shop is destroyed by fire due to faulty furnace wiring.

March 1996

R Jones is temporarily operating out of a small facility in Ankeny, Ia.

April 1997

With the completion of their newly restored building, R Jones is up and running again.

August 1997

R Jones discontinues their Carstar franchise. They become R Jones Collision Repair.

October 2001

Christy Jones joins R Jones to take the place of her ailing mother, Ann Jones

2003

BODYPROS organization is formed with Ankeny Auto Body in Ankeny, Ia.

2004

R Jones changes their name to R Jones BODYPROS Collision Repair

2013

R Jones and the BODYPROS organization joins the network 1Collision Network out of Wisconsin

2013

R Jones changes their name to R Jones Collision1

2015

Bob and Richard Jones retire. Christy Jones is the new owner.