The Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships is proud to announce the acquisition of the Auto Works Collision Centers in both Dagsboro and Lewes, Delaware. Auto Works will now take on the name of Hertrich Collision Center of Dagsboro and Hertrich Collision Center of Lewes respectively.
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“We are extremely excited to welcome the Auto Works team to our Hertrich family,” says Fred Hertrich IV. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to serve the Dagsboro and Lewes communities.”

David and Christine Jones opened Auto Works in 2000, originally located a few doors down from the current Dagsboro location before building the Dagsboro facility located on Route 113 at 27420 Auto Works Avenue. Five years ago, the team opened the Lewes location to better serve their customers in that area at 16271 Willow Creek Road just off Route 1.

David and Christine started small and built from there, originally working with street rods and hot rods, and was even in magazines for his paint work! David first got into the automotive industry at 15 years old as a painter before going on to learn body work and management, then deciding to open his own business. Christine joined the business after helping with payroll and other responsibilities while having a full-time job in IT, then eventually made the leap to join the company full time. In the past 21 years, the team has built an organization that has become a pillar of the community and trusted repair facility for countless customers. Now, David and Christine are looking to stay involved in the community with their next adventure, the creation of their own microbrewery called the Lewes Brewing Company, which will be location near the Junction and Breakwater Trail.

"We congratulate David and Christine on the incredible job they have done building Auto Works into a very successful business and wish them the absolute best on their next adventure,” says Hertrich. “We look forward to continuing the legacy they created of excellent collision repair work and outstanding customer service."

The Hertrich Collision Center of Dagsboro and the Hertrich Collision Center of Lewes mark the 8th and 9th collision centers in the Hertrich Family. Both Collision Centers will offer free estimates, paintless dent repair, glass replacement, insurance assistance, towing, and rental assistance. In addition, thanks to our highly trained team of I-Car and manufacturer-certified technicians, all Hertrich Collision Centers offer a lifetime warranty.

“We understand that any situation in which a collision repair is needed can be a stressful one, and it is our goal to use our knowledge, experience, and partnerships to make the experience as smooth and easy as possible. Customers always have the right to choose any repair facility they wish in the event of a collision, and we are proud to bring our experience and partnerships to the Lewes and Dagsboro communities,” says Hertrich.

The Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships is Delmarva’s #1 Dealer and now has 22 dealerships, 36 franchises, 9 collision centers and carries 19 manufacturers throughout Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey, representing a complete line of multi-franchise sales, service, parts, accessories, and collision centers. The Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships is a Ward’s Top 100 Dealer Group, an I-Car Gold Class Award Winner for collision, ranked number 19 nationally on Ward’s Top 50 Dealership Body Shop list, a President’s Award winner, a Mark of Excellence award winner, nominated for Time Dealer of the Year in 2015 and 2018 and was named the Delaware Business Times 2019 Family-Owned Business Award X-Large category winner. For more information, visit our website at
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