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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.