About Our Body ShopDings N Things is owned by a second-generation body man Greg “TC” Mertz and managed by Nic Mertz. Greg’s father, Carl Mertz, ran many shops around the United States including the Volkswagen Porsche body shop which was located on South Glenstone Avenue in Springfield, Missouri. Greg grew up in his fathers’ shop learning the business – beginning with simple tasks such as taping and sanding cars. After learning from his father, he set out to continue his legacy.
Skyler recently joined the team after service to his country in the United States Army, he is now working part time at Dings N Things while attending MSU.In 1977, Mertz decided to open Mertz and Sons on the corner of Grant and Walnut streets in Springfield. The business was later renamed Top Craft Bodyworks. Other than a short stay in Kansas City, Greg has owned a body shop in Springfield ever since. In 1990, the business moved to its current location at 1906 S. Stewart under the name Dings N Things Specialty Body Works.
Dings N Things offers collision repair on a wide variety of cars. From his father’s Porsche shop to his own, Greg’s paintwork has always satisfied the most demanding of customers.
Our customers are very important to us, as are our vehicles. When we need work, we take our vehicles to professionals that put the same level of importance on people and vehicles as we do. We send our vehicles to Dings N Things because they have the same priorities.
Mertzy is just the best. Absolutely there is nobody better in town! If you want the best, Mertzy is the man. That’s just a fact. Not just because he’s my friend, which he is, he is also the best auto body man around!
Wonderful! I had been to Dings before, they repaired my car both times I have been in a wreck. My car looked like it was brand new, it was clean on the outside, it smelled clean and lovely. They even helped me find a radio station I had not been able to find. It was repaired faster than I could have imagined!
I’ve been using Greg for 40 years and use him multiple times per year due to my rental car business, I wouldn’t go any where else.
I had a great experience. My Lexus had a ding in it caused by typical parking lot wear and tear. I had a great experience working with Dings N Things.
Dings has always serviced our vehicles, even my extended family. We completely trust Greg and his staff. Dings has always done a great job, on time, on budget and provided great service!
Greg “TC” is our “fix man”. He fixes all of our cars…my wife’s car, our kids cars and my car as well. Just like when you’re sick, you know exactly what doctor you will go to for care, when our vehicles are damaged we know exactly where to take them. There are many choices out there, Dings is ours.