Martell Body Shop
12772 Kennedy Flat Rd.
Jackson, CA  95642

ph: 209-223-3020
fax: 209-223-9073


Doug & Mike James, Owners



To Martell Body Shop... Mike and Doug James,

I would like to thank Mike and Doug James for the brautiful job done on my Ford Focus.  I will recommend you to others on the great job you do.

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.

Ms. Larene Garrett


Mike & Doug,

Thank you for making my car "Good as New" again. I really appreciated the gift certificate. I love Swingle's...what a treat!  Thank you so much.

Kathy Wieke

March 19, 2014

Mike & Doug,

You did an Outstanding job. My car looks new... I called Tara Sanchez in Claims and told her how great you are, I hope they will use you again.
Thank you for the meat gift, that was so special.
Have a Great Day... May God Bless you and your wonderful business.

Marcia Baccus

March 13, 2014



Dear Doug, Mike & family.

Both Steve and I want to thank you so so much for our wonderful gift certificate to Swingle Meat Co. We bought a smoked ham and chicken for Christmas dinner. Everyone was happy. Thank you again for the great surprise. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

Steve & Karen Matweyou


I just want to give a HUGE shout out to Martell Body Shop in Jackson! they are so efficient and business minded. They have fixed my vehicles before and are so great at returning vehicles fixed, the first time, on time!!!! I will take my vehicles to them every time I need to!!!

~Jamie Bingham

Nov. 19, 2013

Doug & Mike,

The car look great! Once again you did a fantastic job. We always rcommend you guys to everyone we know and will continue to do so. The Swingles gift certificate was a great surprise. Thank you again and have a wonderful holiday season.

The Clinkenbeards

Sept. 27, 2013

WOW, I knew you guys were GOOD, but you keep surprising me!

~ Dave

Sept. 3, 2013

Dear Mike and Doug,

What a thougtful gift we received from you; totally unexpecteda and very appreciatd. My "bus" has been rstord as it was but better. You both and your employees do quality work which is what we want. You will always have our business!

Sincerely, Joe & Tico

Sept. 3, 2013

Thank you SO MUCH for the great job you did on my car.

Sincerely, Vivian

August 6, 2013

Upon relocating to Gold Country (from Los Angeles) in 1984 and asking local
gearheads for body-and-paint recommendations between here and the coast, one
company's name kept coming up:  Martell Body Shop.  After multiple
experiences with Doug and Mike James during the past three decades, I also
recommend their shop to any- and everyone who asks.  In each case, their
quote was comparable to other shops', the job was completed right on time,
and the quality of the work was on a par with anything best available in the
big cities for far more money.

One example:  To see it now, you'd never believe that my beloved '95 Chevy
Tahoe was written off as a "total" by the insurance company after getting
rear-ended, at a dead stop, and sandwiched between two vehicles on the 405
freeway in 2005.  Before accepting a paltry payment of $4000, I brought it
to MBS to see how far that amount would go towards repairing the
considerable front- and rear-end damage, including one kinked frame rail.
To my pleasant surprise, MBS was able to replace all of the broken pieces
(except the tow hitch, which I never needed) and repair the rest for that
amount, including repainting several panels -- which still match perfectly,
nearly a decade later.  Moreover, the truck doesn't squeak, rattle, "wander"
or wear its tires unevenly, despite accumulating 188,000 miles to date.

Serious car guys (and gals) in this area are fortunate to have such
talented, honest craftsmen so close to home.  My buddies and I dread the day
when the James boys decide to retire!


Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine


March 4, 2013

As a repeat customer I can strongly recommend the Martel Body Shop and Doug and Mike James for auto body repair.  Not only is their work first class, but these fellows make you feel like family.  I don't think they would turn out a job they wouldn't want for themselves.
High quality, professional, and personal service done the way us old-timers say it was done in the good old days.  Kudos to Doug and Mike and the Martel Body Shop.

K. Bosworth

Feb. 16, 2013

I just pick my car last night and I was so impressed with the customer service the Mike and Doug James provided me. From making me feel that my car would be like new when they where done to dealing with my insurance company. They promised it would done in 5 days and it was. My car was cleaned and freshly washed when I went to pick it up. Every time I called a real person answered the phone. If I ever get into another accident, which I hope I never do, I will bring my car back to the Martell Body Shop. Thank you Doug James and Mike James. You ARE AWESOME!

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