Bryan Mertz

Owner/Operator since taking over the business from Ernie in January of 2018. Like Ernie, Bryan has the personality that makes you feel at ease when you trust us with your expensive vehicle. He believes in quality work without cutting corners and completing the job in a timely fashion. Bryan was raised in a military family. His father retired as an Lt. Colonel in the Army Corp of Engineers and has passed down his hard charging work ethic to Bryan. Bryan has always had a passion for cars and started working on them when he was 14, and now has 30 years of experience. His formal education started with auto body for 2 years in high school/vocational school. After graduation, he attended Ohio Diesel Tech school and landed his first auto body job at Ernie's Auto Body in 1994. He has worked at various companies over the years, including Chevy dealerships as a Corvette Specialist for 8 years and Ford dealerships for 2 years as an aluminum specialist. He has obtained 52 I-Car certifications, including structural and non-structural repair, and Platinum I-Car certified. He loves taking something in need of repair and making it look new again. He has always enjoyed auto body in general, and hispassion is classic car/truck/motorcycle restorations. He has completed many restorations with great success and praise from the vehicle owners and people admiring the beauty of classic vehicles. Daily, Bryan works hard juggling working on the vehicles with his crew and running the business. Sometimes it’s very challenging! But he pushes through and gets things done, while still greeting everyone with a smile and upbeat attitude.



Contact Us Address: 32120 Detroit Road Avon, Ohio 44011 Phone: 440-937-5341 Email: info@eabavon.com