Meet the 70 West Body Shop Team

OUR PEOPLE

70 West Body Shop is family-owned by Conrad and Chris Durski, a father and son team. Chris is very active in the community and continues 70 West’s long tradition of community sponsorships and donations. Conrad, Chris, and their staff have always treated every vehicle that comes through their quality auto body shop as if it were their own family’s vehicle. Safety and quality are never compromised because they always want to be the area’s best body shop.
Chris Durski, Owner 70 West Body Shop

Chris Durski was always watching and around the shop as a kid. He started learning the trade about a year and a half after Conrad, his father, purchased the business. Always striving for excellence, Chris pursued and achieved ASE and I-CAR certification to further his expertise and complement his talent.

Chris moved to the Northwoods from Milwaukee with his family when he was a child and attended Northland Pines School District schools, but spent his last two years of high school in the southern part of the state where he graduated from Bayview High School in Milwaukee.

When his father purchased 70 West Body Shop from its previous owner, he moved back to the Eagle River area.

He loves that there is always something different to work on and that new challenges and customer projects arise regularly. “It’s such a big reward just to see something crashed and be able to make it look like new.”

Chris also greatly enjoys the challenges associated with custom auto body work, classic car restoration, and auto airbrushing.

Bennett
BennettBennett grew up in the late 80's in central Florida with an extreme passion for anything motorsports. Through his career, Bennett has built off-road vehicles, motorcycles, and drag cars. He has been doing custom paint jobs for over 16 years. Bennett is the newest addition of talented professionals at 70 West.
Thomas
ThomasThomas has over 46 years in the auto collision industry, with over 23 years with major insurance companies as an adjuster. Starting his career in Chicago Thomas has completed 58 ICAR courses and has been awarded the platinum certification. Thomas was an instructor for several ICAR classes as well as the Refinishing course and the C.R.O. protection class. Thomas currently volunteers his time with the Eagle River and Rhinelander car shows, Thomas is also the vice president of the ROOSTER 6 car club. Thomas also helps organize the Noerthern Round-up vintage weekend event in Gleason. Thomas has a passion for custom paint jobs and restoring vintage travel trailers.

Our Quality Commitment

We are committed to remaining the Northwoods’ best body shop. We have provided well over 30 years of quality collision repair and best-in-class custom auto body services to Eagle River area residents and visitors. Over time, our reputation has extended beyond the state’s borders in every direction.

It’s worth the trip to our shop for auto body experience, superior processes, and durable yet cost-effective results. Whether you need quality collision repair or detailed, custom car art and auto airbrushing, the 70 West Auto Body Shop Team offers a lifetime guarantee on all our paint and collision repair workmanship (except normal wear, tear, and rust).

State-of-the-Art Auto Body & Collision Repair Equipment

Our state-of-the-art equipment for quality collision repair and custom auto body complements our team’s extensive experience and talent. We are able to do complete repairs meeting rigorous factory specifications.

We keep up with auto body technology and advances and are proud to offer the best products and equipment in the area. 

70 West Body shop car collision center

A good center line and datum plane is like a good foundation for a house. Without a proper foundation, the house will be unstable. Likewise, without knowing precisely where the center line and datum plane are on your vehicle, repairs cannot be properly executed to meet strict factory and safety requirements.

 With this tool, we can determine exactly the direction the vehicle is crushed compared to its correct shape, size, curvature, and form. This helps us to make collision repairs to within a mere millimeter of established specifications for your vehicle brand, model, and year!

Our History

Conrad Durski, Owner and 1st Generation Durski at 70 West

Conrad Durski participated in a General Motors training apprenticeship in Milwaukee in 60s when he was 18 years old. In his words he “had to jump through a lot of hoops” to earn a Greater Milwaukee Auto Trades Association sponsorship, but his hard work paid dividends for his career. Conrad gained experience and skill at high-quality shops with trusted reputations.

 Conrad continued to pursue opportunities that expanded his skills and expertise. Finally in 1999, Conrad purchased an auto body shop in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

Community Connections

70 West Body Shop continues its tradition of community involvement by sponsoring local events. Over the years, 70 West has managed parking for Cranberry Fest, raising funds for the Children’s Museum or other local charity. They sponsor school sports such as girls basketball, soccer, and other local school sports. You’ll often see 70 West as a primary sponsor for local car shows and other community events as well.