Quality Collision Group Announces Acquisition of San Diego-based Philip Thearle’s Autowerks Collision Center

Welcome to Quality Collision Group, Phil Thearle’s Autowerks! Since 1983, Philip Thearle has operated Philip Thearle’s Autowerks Collision Center, focusing on superior quality. The 50,000-square-foot facility in Santee, California, carries 13 certifications, including BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz.

Quality Collision Group Announces Acquisition of San Diego-based Philip Thearle's Autowerks Collision Center

McKinney, Texas — The nation’s largest OE-focused collision repair company, Quality Collision Group (QCG), is adding yet another high-performing shop to its portfolio with the addition of Philip Thearle’s Autowerks Collision Center of Santee, California. Since 1983, Thearle has operated the brand with a focus on superior quality and ‘collision restoration,’ a term he began using to describe virtually undetectable repairs.

On joining QCG, Philip Thearle said, “We raised the bar in this industry by applying the principles and techniques perfected in our restoration model to collision repair. As part of Quality Collision Group, we aim to reach even higher. Their expertise and resources regarding OEM repairs are unequalled.”

Thearle’s 50,000 square-foot purpose-built repair facility, constructed in 2005, is the second QCG-powered repairer in San Diego. Sixteen miles away, QCG’s Amato’s Auto Body operates another large OE-centric auto body shop. Like Amato’s, Philip Thearle’s maintains several prestigious OEM certifications, including BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. In total, 13 OEM certifications are presently held by the shop and two others are pending approval.

“The addition of Phil Thearle’s Autowerks speaks to our commitment to being the best OE-focused repair enterprise on the West Coast,” said Brent McKinney, Executive VP of Operations at Quality Collision Group. “We place our customers’ interests first, and so has Phil for over 40 years.”

Philip Thearle’s Autowerks Collision Center is located at 8809 Mission Gorge Road in Santee, CA. The shop is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Learn more at

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About Quality Collision Group

Quality Collision Group (QCG) is a growing collection of 64 top-tier OEM-certified collision repair centers. The organization was founded in 2020 with a desire to create a new MSO model that prioritizes quality and OEM compliance and certifications while delivering best-in-class repairs and exceptional customer experiences.

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