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Fairway Collision and Automotive of Vadnais Heights


Fairway Collision and Automotive is a 3rd-generation, family-owned and operated auto mechanic and body shop in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.

For almost 45 years, Fairway has made customer satisfaction our top priority, earning most of its business by word of mouth and high ratings.

We’re committed to taking care of all of our customer’s automotive needs by offering rental vehicles, utilizing the most efficient and advanced tools and processes, to expediting the process with computerized estimates. We make your auto repair experience as seamless as possible!

Auto Body and Mechanical Repair

The Fair Way

For more than a decade, Fairway has been Lexus of Maplewood’s preferred collision repair partner and is a member of the Assured Performance Network of qualified auto body shops. Because of its active role in automotive product development, Fairway has also earned 3M “Top Shop” status and is a Dupont test shop and member of its Performance Alliance.

We are known for our aluminum work and are committed to keeping up-to-date on all industry advances. We were one of the first auto body shops in Minnesota to complete the extensive training and procure the equipment necessary to get our Aluminum Truck repair certification.

We are also proud to be the winner of the 2017 Vadnais Heights Award. Watch the video to learn more!

The Fairway Collision and Automotive Story

Mike and Jane Lund founded Fairway Collision and Automotive in 1975, when they purchased an old beer warehouse and turned it into an auto body repair shop. Mike fixed the cars and Jane managed the office.

Throughout the next 45 years, we have expanded our shop to over 23,500 square feet. All three of Mike and Jane’s children (Kevin Lund, Cary Lund and Pam Caruth) started working in the business during their high school and college years, and when Mike and Jane retired in 2000, Kevin, Cary and Pam purchased the business.

Now, Fairway has more than 30 dedicated employees. Kevin, Cary and Pam are all managing the business as a team and have added a second location with the acquisition of Bill’s Auto body in Forest Lake. The trio has hands-on experience in all aspects of the business. They remain committed to operating “the Fair Way,” and to the continuous improvement that leads to flawless quality and complete customer satisfaction.

The third generation of Lunds have recently joined the business as well. Kollin and Connor Lund are now estimators at Fairway and hope to continue the growth and commitment to both businesses!

Community-Centered Auto Repair in Vadnais Heights, MN

At Fairway Collision and Automotive, we are proud to make our home in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota. We believe that a big part of doing business “the Fair Way” is to promote common good. That’s why we support our community’s local sports teams, youth athletics, community programs, and business groups, including:

Convenient Vadnais Heights and Forest Lake Auto Body Repair Locations

No matter where you’re located in the north or east Twin Cities metro, you can find the Fairway Collision and Automotive quality and commitment! Learn more.

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Just wanted to drop a line. Thanks to Steve, the front desk and all that worked on my silver 2000 Cadillac STS. My bumper looks great and it looks like you detailed my car, wow looks nice! Almost 200,000 miles and cleans up pretty nice yet. I notice all the attention to detail like cleaning the complete car, wheels, and inside.

Quality job, thanks to all. I drive to and from Big Lake every day for work and pass a lot of dealers that could work on my car. I choose Fairway because of the total package. 

Nice job to all.

John S.

We have had occasion to bring our vehicles to Fairway Collision Center more times than we would like, but we wouldn't consider taking them anywhere else. The entire staff has always been friendly, courteous, and very knowledgeable. The work has always been completed on time (if not sooner), the estimates they prepare for us have been right on, and the facility is impeccable. Best of all, when we pick up our vehicles we feel like we are driving them off of the showroom floor for the first time – that is how good they look. Thanks Fairway and all of your staff for the great work you do

Tom and Jill W.

Cary, Working with you and the people at Fairway Collision was a pleasure. The services provided were professional, timely and well done. The staff was friendly and took a personal interest in not only repairing our vehicle, but also, working with our insurance company and the car rental agency. I would highly recommend the Fairway Collision experience to anyone looking for quality and unparalleled expertise in auto repair services. Thank you!

George & Sharon S.

When my new Beamer made friends with a parking ramp post, I made sure I got the best collision repair I could find. I asked knowledgeable friends; the name Fairway came up repeatedly. Now I know why. Not only did Fairway restore the damaged door to perfection, they buffed out hairline scratches on the other side. Great attention to all the details that comprise quality workmanship and service!

Tim R.

Wow. It's amazing these days for a company to complete the job requested properly let alone go above and beyond. But that's what Fairway did for me. I needed my passenger window replaced and they did it, fast - and cleaned my car, inside and out. Amazing job. I couldn't recommend them more. Thank you so much!

Dennis

Amazing customer service and quick repairs! My car looks better than it ever did before my accident! Very grateful! 5 stars!!

Nicki S.

I've had any needed body work done at this shop for 40 years as the attention to detail is impeccable. Took a 2003 BMW M3 in last week to have my steering suspension aligned. Communication was excellent. Cost was very in line, and now it handles like new. I highly recommend this shop for more than just collision repairs

Vince C.

Amazing customer service, from the front desk to our estimator and any one we passed by. They answered all our questions and calls quickly. Walked us through the eventual loss of our car and made the process as painless as possible. Will never have auto-body service done anywhere else!

Cassie F.

I was completely blown away by the quality of the work inside and out! They cleaned my car on the inside with detail level attention which was totally unexpected. My car looks perfect on the outside. Excellent customer service. Outstanding work! I would definitely recommend.

Lisa F.

Just got my truck back from hitting a deer. I got a few extras added on and a transmission pan gasket and flush. The truck came out looking amazing! These guys are first class. Thanks to the crew for the great service!

Andrew M.

Just had to write a note to tell you how pleased I was with the work you did on my 2010 Ford Escape. Connor, you are the best. I’m glad you are my “go to person” as you are so good at handling any of my questions and what a pleasant surprise to see my vehicle cleaning inside and outside when I picked it up.

Sharon N.

I wanted to let you know how absolutely great it was working with Fairway to get my Venza back to beautiful. On a Friday before I was to leave to go on the vacation the next week, I was in a car accident that damaged my beautiful Toyota Venza. Every day I opened my driver door to a lurching squeal was torture. Fairway had done work for me in the past on another vehicle, Troy did a quick estimate but didn’t think they’d be able to get all the parts in and work done while I was out of town (a little longer than over a weekend) Troy and I agreed I’d leave my car while I was away – I didn’t need it and he made an appointment with Enterprise to meet me the day I returned to give me a rental until my car was finished. I had been gone only 2 working days when Troy called me to let me know that no rental would be needed and that I could pick up my car the day I returned from my trip. I was floored and beyond pleased. I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t want to drive the rental car. The body work is perfect, my car restored to her deserved beauty. The very unexpected icing on the cake is that Fairway detailed my car. The interior is absolutely pristine, new car look and small. Well, honestly, a little strong on the small but it faded quickly. Fairway Collision doers a fantastic job. I hope I’m never is an accident again, but, it happens, I’ll be back at Fairway Collision. No content, no competition, no thought needed.

Beckie N.

This letter is just our tribute to Fairway Collision. We have used this company over the years for both car service and body repair. We simply have to say first of all that the service they give is second to none. Everyone is friendly, helpful and above honest. On at least two occasions, they have been able to solve a problem with little or no change wen others couldn’t or wouldn’t. We know that when a problem with a vehicle comes up we will be in good hands and that we won’t be overcharges for that service. You have no idea how much that means in this fast paced world of green and mostly no customer service.

Avis and Remy B.

Thank you so much for the great repair job on my Traverse. Also, thanks for making it shine, both inside and out. No salt to be found on my weather tech mats. A big surprise was the Fairway Mug! Such a nice and useful gift. You will always get my business.

Mailys G.

Thank you very much for contributing towards the nice inset in the Vadnais Heights Press about my retirement. I also want to thank you for the many things you have done for the community over the years. I very much liked your parents (Mike & Jane), they were wonderful people. Also, I may have told you before, but my first job off my dad’s farm was the grading of the 3-hole golf course at your property for Al Jansen. That was an experience with Mr. Jansen. For the first three hours I had to listen to him say we will never get this done, and then for the second three hours hear him say “we can do this”, this was all – he wanted everything in an instant.

Gerry U.

Thanks for the great repair to my car. I’d really like to say thanks for your customer service. Ashley, Troy and Adam were so communicative, and I appreciate never feeling unsure of where I was in the process. Adam – thank you for arranging the rental car, it all worked out perfectly. Keep that great work.

Laura R.

Thank you for the beautiful job on repairing my car. What a surprise also to open the door and see the fantastic detailing you had done. She has not looked like that since I purchase it. (Grandkids!) That was such a nice treat. Hope you all have a wonderful year.

Christine J.