About US


Inland Empire Auto Body & Paint Inc. is family owned and operated by Isaac and Lucia Gallardo. Isaac Gallardo grew up watching and learning as his father and uncles worked on cars and bikes.  He developed a passion for learning every aspect of the business.  He worked for Harley-Davidson as a Production and Quality Control Manager concentrating on custom and limited edition paint for five years and has been in the business for over 10 years.  Working with a major company like Harley-Davidson, where the importance of detailed, quality work is instilled in its employees, Isaac passes on that knowledge to his staff to produce exceptional body and paint work for their customers.

Isaac and his wife Lucia decided to branch out on their own and opened their own business in 2006.  While Isaac runs the shop, Lucia is managing the office. Lucia received her Bachelors degree at Cal State University of San Bernardino with a dual major in Business Administration with concentration in Management and Entrepreneurial Management and a minor in Human Resources.  She has a passion for business management, development and customer service. She works closely with customers and insurance companies to provide the best possible service. 

Isaac and Lucia hired a staff that is trained, certified and committed to producing quality work. Our body technician has eight years of experience, our two painters have 15 plus years of experience and are I-Car Certified, and three trained auto detailers.

The Gallardo Family, along with their staff, are committed to building their business and maintaining their reputation for “Quality work you can trust.”  They know people go into body shops assuming the repair is going to be done right.  Customers also figure it is going to be frustrating to deal with the hassle of insurance companies and the details of the repair. Inland Empire Autobody and Paint’s job is to make the process a pleasure for everyone. They accomplish this by being organized and professional.    

Awards & Recognitions

Winner of My Fox LA 2009 Best Auto Collision Repair Shop in the Inland Empire

Inland Empire Autobody & Paint, Inc. was voted "BEST" auto repair shop in the Inland Empire by MyFoxLA in 2009. We sincerely thank everyone that voted to make us winners of this award. We are very excited to once again participate this year (2011).


Latino Marketing Network - Two People, One Dream

Isaac and Lucy Gallardo knew since their teen years they wanted to own their own business.  They each grew up in families that struggled financially and they used that as their inspiration to reach for their dream.

Isaac migrated to the US in 1991, as he walked down the desert not knowing what destiny would bring him, he remembers feeling as if it was an adventure he was living.

He recalls wearing his new pair of tennis shoes and ...

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Fender Bender Magazine Recognition - "BIG brain, BIG dreams, BIG results"

Lucy Gallardo's new Riverside, Calif. Detailed Shop needed more accounts badly, bu her male partners' best seat-of-your-pants marketing efforts had come up with exactly zilch. Her first thought: What have I learned in school that can help us? Then she got to work...

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"Woman in a Men's World" - 951 Magazine

Who says today's youth have no ambition? Obviously, it was someone who never met Lucy Gallardo, Riverside resident and propietor of Abba Detailing, Inland Empire Autobody & Paint, Inc....

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Spirit of the Entrepreneur - 2009


Loyola Marymount University Entrepreneur Award-2007