About Us

Focused on your safety since 1966

With over 55 years of experience in the automotive industry, the team at Offutt Collision Repair truly understands cars. What began as Offutt Auto Body Repair in 1966, Offutt Collision Repair has built an exceptional reputation and long list of dedicated customers, proudly earning the area’s most innovative auto body repair in Bellevue, Nebraska.

OCR is a proud Subaru Certified Collision Center as well as Honda Acura ProFirst Collision Repair Facility. From door dings to major collision repair, Offutt Collision Repair is the best choice for repairing your vehicle.

– OCR is an certified and award recognized Repair facility –
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Chad Kunkel

Chad has been in the auto industry since 1987. He began his career at OCR in 1993 as a technician and worked his way up the ranks to estimator, general manager and now proudly owns the company. His goal is to continue the principals OCR has built its reputation on. “I just want to exceed customer expectations with an exceptional product”. He knows that to be a leader in the industry takes a dynamic team that puts the customer first. Known for running the OCR team like family, Chad values the commitment of his team and makes sure they have the resources they need to consistently deliver quality and excellence.

why choose OCR

We are Sarpy County’s preferred auto body shop


OCR accepts all insurance carriers.

We work alongside all insurance companies and customers that may be paying out of pocket for their repairs. Our trained estimators are in direct communication with your insurance company which helps streamline the repair process.


OCR offers free estimates, and rental or tow assistance.

Contact us to schedule your free professional estimate and any towing, and vehicle rental needs you may have. We’re driven to a higher standard to make sure you and your vehicle are take care of every step of the way.


OCR is a I-CAR Gold Class shop.

Offutt Collision Repair is I-CAR Gold Class and ASE Certified which means that our technicians take ongoing training every year in proper repair techniques and procedures that contribute to the complete and safe repair of your vehicle.


OCR carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty on repairs.

Offutt Collision Repair provides a limited lifetime warranty on paint and workmanship. Learn more about the warranty on the repairs to your vehicle.

OCR repair services includes all makes and models.

We repair all types of vehicle damage from small door dings, dents and scratches to fender benders, animal strikes, hail & storm damage, vandalism repair and all major collision repair.  Read more about our services.

OCR creates a gold class experience from start to finish.

We are focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations. From the warm welcome you receive when you walk through our doors, to the free coffee, water, snacks, and Wi-Fi in our lobby, we want you to feel like you’re part of our family.


OCR uses a proven 10-step process.

Offutt Collision Repair continues to be an established leader in the industry with our quality craftsmanship and a specialized 10-step repair process that achieves a quicker, unmatched turnaround time for most repairs, read more.

OCR is committed to serving the community.

Offutt Collision Repair is a community-oriented business, focused on supporting and giving back to our local schools, churches, chambers and our men and women in uniform.

“Setting a new standard in collision repair isn’t just a goal. It’s what drives us.”

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Repair Warranty

Lifetime Limited Warranty

Your repair carries a non-transferable, limited lifetime warranty on paint and workmanship, including:

Metal Work

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY on all metalwork including welding and the application of materials utilized in making collision repairs against cracking, flaking, pitting or deterioration, excluding rust repairs.

– We will repair and repaint, excluding rust repairs, any metalwork at our sole option within warranted period, unless caused or damaged resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance, or care of the vehicle.

Painting, Stripes and Decals

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY on painting-related priming and painting work against solvent blistering, peeling, hazing, and excessive loss of pigmentation.

– Our paint warranty is valid only over original factory finishes that are free of defect.

Stripes and Decals

ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on the application and adhesion of decorative stripes and decals, excluding those defects which are caused by extreme environmental conditions to which the vehicle may be exposed.

– We will re-prime, repaint, re-stripe or re-decal the specific section or sections of the vehicle, excluding rust repair, at our sole option within warranted period, unless caused by or damaged resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance or care of the vehicle.

Mechanical Repairs

ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on all mechanical repairs pertaining directly to original collision damage, excluding suspension, air conditioning or other electrical assemblies or components.

– We will re-repair any mechanical assembly or component at our sole option within warranted period, unless caused by damage resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance, or care of the vehicle.


ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on used, LKQ and NEW OEM parts installed excluding suspension, air conditioning or other electrical components.

– We will repair or replace any defective part at our sole option within warranted period, unless caused by or damaged resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance, or care of the vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get a claim number?

Yes, please let your Estimator know what other work you would like to have done, so that he or she can make the necessary arrangement.

Will Offutt Collision Repair set up a rental for me?

Yes, we can set up the rental and have it waiting for you when you drop off your vehicle. You will be able to leave it with us when you pick up your vehicle after the repairs are completed. Remember that insurance companies will only pay for a rental car if you have that option on your policy or if you are the claimant. Check your policy or call your insurance company to get the details on your rental coverage and limitations. We partner with Hertz (402-731-2970) and Enterprise (402-293-0980) in Bellevue.

Can you assist with setting up a tow truck?

Yes, our Director of First Impressions at OCR, is happy to set up a tow truck for you if needed. Call the shop at (402) 291-5599. If your vehicle is towed to OCR, our trained estimators have 24-48 hours to write up an estimate. Once the damaged has been assessed our Estimator will then submit the estimate and photographs to your insurance company.

Can I get other repair work done on my vehicle while it is in the shop?

Yes, please let your Estimator know what other work you would like to have done, so that he or she can make the necessary arrangement.

Who collects my deductible?

Your policy deductible is due when you pick up your vehicle. If you are unsure about the amount of your deductible, please call your insurance company.

What forms of payment do you accept?

The easiest and most convenient way to pay for your portion of the repairs is with a major credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Of course, cash is always welcome. We no longer accept personal checks or American Express.

Can you match the paint color?

Today’s modern factory finishes incorporate multiple layers of highly specialized paints. We have made a major investment in the finest paint system available, and we constantly upgrade its technology and equipment to ensure that each vehicle’s paint matches. We take special pride in our ability to match factory finishes as the final step in the restoration process.

If my vehicles' frame is damaged, is it a total loss?

No. A vehicle is a total loss only when the price of repairs exceeds the insurance company’s determined value of your vehicle. Nowadays, most vehicles are built using a Unibody (frame and body as one) construction. Our highly skilled structural repair team at OCR can return your vehicle to its original factory specifications. If it is determined that the frame section is bent beyond repair, then that section can simply be replaced.

Will the parts be ordered before I drop off my vehicle for repairs?

Yes. Offutt Collision orders the parts once you have scheduled a time to bring it in for repairs. This ensures the parts are on-site the day you drop off the vehicle to begin the repairs.

What are betterment charges?

Parts that wear out and need replacement with time and use (i.e., tires, batteries, and suspension parts) are commonly subject to betterment charges when they are replaced during the repair process. These betterment charges are determined by your insurance company and are pro-rated based on actual miles on your vehicle.

How will I know when my vehicle is done?

When you drop off your vehicle for repairs we will give you an estimated completion date. You can also sign up to receive text or email updates throughout the repair process. We will call you to let you know when the vehicle is completed and ready to be picked up.

Can I wash my vehicle?

Fresh car paint can be easily damaged during the first 30 days. As such, we make the following recommendations regarding your vehicle:


  • Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Use clean fresh water.
  • Wash your vehicle in the shade.


  • Use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges can mar the finish.
  • Dry wipe your vehicle because it can scratch the finish.
  • Drive on gravel roads because it easily chips the finish.
  • Park under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will erode a freshly painted surface. Tree sap can also damage the paint.
  • Spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish.
  • Scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface.
  • Wax or polish the vehicle for 90 days to allow the finish to dry and harden completely.

Join Our Team

Driven To Succeed

Offutt Collision Repair is a I-Car Gold Glass and ASE Certified shop, with team of collision repair experts that are focused exclusively on bringing the highest quality, safest repair to our customers. We do this by investing in our technicians to provide them with the best training in the industry to be successful.

Click the links below to learn more about our employment opportunities and apply today!

10-step process

A Process You can count on

Step 1: Auto Body Estimate

OCR Estimators inspects the vehicle to find all damage that occurred during the accident to determine the cost of the repair and the amount of time that will be needed for the repairs. 

Step 2: Parts Ordered

After the repair date has been set, Offutt Collision Repair’s Parts Manager orders all needed parts prior to the vehicle drop off date. This helps ensure parts are on site when the vehicle is dropped off for repairs.

Step 3: Vehicle Drop Off

On the day scheduled to drop off a vehicle, customers are asked to arrive at OCR between 7:30-9:00am. Car rentals can be set up prior to drop off through Offutt Collision or the insurance companies, so they are waiting at OCR.

Step 4: Disassembly

All vehicles are torn down and blueprinted for necessary repairs. During this stage hidden damage can be discovered, requiring supplements sent to the auto insurance companies and additional parts being ordered.

Step 5: Auto Body Repair

In the Auto Body Repair Stage, technicians remanufacture the vehicle to restore it to its pre-accident condition. Unlike most shops, OCR’s technicians can perform welds that replicate those performed at the factory.

Step 6: Paint Prep

In the Paint Prep Stage, technicians prepare the vehicle for the paint booths by masking and sanding the vehicle. This process helps the paint stick while preventing over-spray.

Step 7: Paint

During the Painting Stage, all vehicles are primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats are applied.  Drying time is much quicker than in the past, and usually can be completed within 2 hours.

Step 8: Buffing

During the Buffing Stage, all vehicles are buffed to remove dust and other particles from the paint. This process also helps to restore the vehicle’s original shine.

Step 9: Reassembly

Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle during this stage.

Step 10: Clean Up & Vehicle Pickup

We will give you a call to let you know that your vehicle is ready to be picked up. We walk around the vehicle to show you all the repairs that were made, go over paperwork and answer any questions you may have about the repair. We then finalize payment and warranty your repairs. OCR’s clean-up crew goes the extra mile to make sure the vehicles look like new inside and out.