Why We’re Different
Bertolli’s is an independent, single location, family owned and operated business.
As in other industries, the auto body industry is changing through consolidation. Huge national chains have been buying shops and making deals based on volume. These chain shops are concerned only with the bottom line. You may not even know that some of the shops in Marin County are part of a larger conglomerate. Shops like Blakes, G&C, Lofrano, Cooks and Chilton are multi-shop corporations with headquarters outside of Marin County.
Bertolli’s offers a written lifetime guarantee. You can see it here:
Bertolli’s is an honest business with fine craftsmen who care about quality repairs. Some shops give lip service to this fact, but at Bertolli’s, our technicians are paid by the hour, so they can take their time to do a safe, manufacturer’s recommended repair. Some shops pay their technicians on commission (called flat rate) and the incentive is to do the repairs quickly in order to make more money. We have had to correct some repairs from these types of shops. Bertolli’s also takes care of their staff by paying vacation and holiday pay, health and dental benefits and contributes matching funds in a pension plan.
Bertolli’s supports many community organizations. These organizations include; The San Rafael Pacifics baseball club, Rotary International, Lions Club, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, Center for Domestic Peace, Marin Singers, Zero Breast Cancer, Rock for Good, Women Owned Marin Businesses, Downtown San Rafael BID, and the Can Do! School foundation, just to name a few.