1960’s – A dynasty is born
Newlyweds Richard and Judith Nathan began
the swinging 60’s by setting up shop in Auburn.
With a baby in tow this was no easy feat but this
small panel shop was only the beginning.
1970’s – A prestige reputation for prestige vehicles
The Nathan’s relocated to Seven Hills, taking over Western Motor Body
Repair Specialists and soon developed a reputation for their specialized and
quality workmanship on prestige motor vehicles. Richard the car enthusiast
became passionate about researching diverse makes and models of vehicles,
travelling the globe for inside knowledge.
1980’s – “Take your car to the repairer’s in the bush.”
Moving on from Seven Hills in search of the quiet life, the Nathan’s set up a small shop in
leafy surrounds of Annangrove. The family business operated at this site for 18 years,
further developing their reputation for quality workmanship and exceptional service.
As the preferred repairer for insurers, dealerships and corporation’s word got around
to “only take your car to the repairer’s in the bush.”
2000 – The dynasty grows
With a reputation this good and over 50 staff, it was time to expand.
A world class repair facility was built at Rouse Hill with specialists to
carry out repairs and paint work to cars, trucks, machinery,
helicopters and other aviation components.
2008 – Keeping it in the family
Richard’s son Grant and wife Lesley took over the reins, focusing
on the expanding truck and commercial division. Relocating to
larger premises in the Hawkesbury region with custom designed
factories operating to worlds best standards, it is now one of the
largest repair facilities its type in our country.
Today – Still a family business
With at least five of our staff family members, Grant and Lesley strive to maintain
this family culture throughout the business. Many of our loyal staff have been working
with us since the 1970’s, their expertise and wealth of knowledge contributing to our
world class reputation within the industry. Nathans Smash Repairs continues to operate
with the same family principals of quality workmanship and exceptional customer service.