About Us

Your Vehicle Restoration Experts–Kumler Collision & Automotive

Kumler Collision & Automotive is a full-service auto body repair facility. We have been performing high quality, guaranteed auto body repairs in the Lancaster area since 1928. In our independently-owned and operated facility, we guarantee superior service, using parts equal to or better than those used by the original manufacturers. We are conveniently located at 2313 E Main Street, serving the Lancaster area. This facility services all makes and models, and is affiliated with most top insurance companies. We also provide guaranteed paintwork services for restoring or customizing your automobile. Our highly-qualified staff of 20 experienced techs is prepared to provide the most effective auto services. With 8 service bays for auto repairs and maintenance, Kumler Collision & Automotive keeps you and your vehicle on the road. We place a high premium on customer relations because we want you to always know we care about your car’s condition. At our shop you’ll be treated like family, and your car will be treated like one of our own. When you need a friendly and professional auto service provider, come see us first. Our team is always willing to answer any questions about the repair process or dealing with the insurance company. We also offer towing and rental services.

Community Involvement

Kumler Collision & Automotive is heavily involved with the Lancaster, OH community. We’ve been a part of seeing this community grow and become stronger. Our customer service and automotive expertise have made us a leader in the automotive industry. We were honored by the Lancaster Fairfield Chamber of Commerce as the 2010 Large Business of the Year. Throughout the community, organizations like the Lancaster Eagle Gazette & Rotary Club, have recognized us for our outstanding services. We are an integral part of this community, showing our commitment to excellence in every service we provide. Many of our donation opportunities have extended to the United Way and the DARE Program, where we have recently donated two cars. Another one of our favorite outreaches includes donations of food to local pantries.

A Friend to the Environment

We consider it vital to not only protect the environment for the future of our children, but also to fix your vehicle in the meantime. We recycle everything; separating plastics, oil, metal and more. Our green efforts also include using water-based paint, rather than solvents. We have energy efficient lighting throughout the shop, which cuts our energy usage in half. Kumler Collision & Automotive is an environmentally friendly auto repair shop. Keeping your car on the road is our first priority, but we also do our part to take care of the earth.


Collision Team

Kim Calendine | Kumler Automotive

Kim Calendine

Kim Calendine has been with Kumler’s for 22 years and does all of the accounting/financial work for both Kumler Collision and Kumler Automotive. In her spare time, Kim enjoys boating with her husband Rusty and spending time with her grandchildren.

Debbie Hemsworth | Kumler Automotive

Debbie Hemsworth

Debbie Hemsworth came to Kumler’s in 2002 and is the first point of contact for anyone calling or coming in to our collision center office. Debbie wears many hats here, but the main one is Customer Service. Debbie loves gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Keith Kumler | Kumler Automotive

Keith Kumler

Keith Kumler started as a technician in 1997 after graduating from Eastern Michigan University where he attended on a track scholarship. Keith is also a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute and is a Certified Estimator. Keith coaches track at Fairfield Christian Academy where his wife Kate teaches and their three children attend school.

Scott Landis | Kumler Automotive

Scott Landis

Scott Landis joined the Kumler team in 1999. Scott, a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute, is an ASE Certified Estimator. Scott enjoys drag racing his 67 Fairlane. Scott and his wife Kathy love to camp with their kids and grandkids.

Jeff Wagner | Kumler Automotive

Jeff Wagner

Jeff Wagner has worked for the Kumler organization for over 35 years. Jeff is a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute and is an ASE Certified Estimator. Jeff is very active in Kiwanis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and enjoys playing in the church golf league. Jeff and his wife Penny spend a couple weeks in California every year with their daughter and her family. Jeff started as a technician working alongside Dean back in the 70’s.


Automotive Team

Nicki Coovert | Kumler Automotive

Nicki Coovert

Nicki Coovert is our newest addition to the Customer Service team of Kumler Automotive. Nicki works with Howie to take great care of our Automotive Service customers. In her free time, Nicki enjoys clothes shopping and fashion design.

Howie Graf | Kumler Automotive

Howie Graf

Howie Graf joined Kumler Collision in 1997 as Parts Manager and then in 2003 became the Manager of Kumler Automotive. Howie, a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute and the Automotive Training Institute, was named Ratchet and Wrench magazine’s first All Star Manager of the Year Award in 2013. Howie and his wife Jodie love to travel the country on their Harley Davidson motorcycles with their church friends.