406-256-8366 | 2012 1st Ave N | Billings, MT 59101


At Track Side Auto Body, our number one priority is the relationship we develop with each one of our customers. We realize the inconvenience and stress involved when your daily routine is interrupted by an accident and we are committed to making the process easy on you from start to finish.

As a company, we make every effort to give you high quality, cost-effective auto body repair and to take care of your needs in a timely manner. We believe in conducting our business the same way we live our lives – with honesty, fairness, compassion, and always remembering to keep God in the center of everything we do.

Kevin VanLaarhoven-Owner
Estimator, Painter, Body Work
Ruth VanLaarhoven-Owner
Estimator, Office Manager, Customer Service

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Kevin VanLaarhoven-Owner

Kevin VanLaarhoven

Kevin grew up in Green Bay, WI and Colstrip, MT. He has owned Track Side Auto Body for the last 8 years. He is happily married to Ruth, has 5 children (Jeff, Leah, Jordan, Megan and Rhett) and has 2 dogs. “The Lord has blessed me beyond measure with an amazing wife and a career I love!” His hobbies are car shows (of course!!), hunting and viewing wildlife. Fun facts about Kevin: loves doing body work, custom painting, studied architecture at school, was an Eagle Scout, loves Crossfit and working out.

Why should a customer bring their car to Trackside?
“Our quality and cleanliness! Work is done in a timely fashion.”

Ruth VanLaarhoven-Owner

Ruth VanLaarhoven

Ruth is a native of Billings since she was 3. Her employees have become family and her customers have become good friends! Ruth has a son, Jeffrey, 2 dogs (Mila and Havoc…….also my kids!), and my extended family works at Track Side. I Love Them All! For fun, Ruth spends time with dogs, dogs and more dogs and when she isn’t doing that, she is sitting in the sun photographing dogs! That is a perfect day…..

“Our goal is completely about customer satisfaction. We are a family-owned business and small enough to give personal care to all who walk in the door.”

Derek Neilson

Derek Nielson
Body Shop

Derek grew up in Buffalo and Rockford, New York and transplanted to Billings 12 years ago. He has been with Track Side for 9 months and thinks the best thing about working there is the employees. He has two cats, Omen and Chip, and both came to him after being neglected by previous owners…..”and the rest is history”. He likes to hunt, fish, go hiking, build Western Motel Wagons, Stage Coaches and Covered Wagons!

Justus Thorgramson

Justus Thorgramson
Body Shop

Justus grew up in Sidney and came to Billings 12 years ago. He is one of the more tenured employees as he has been with Track Side for 8 years. What he likes best about Track Side is the quality of work. He has two dogs and his hobbies are fishing.

Stewart Anthony

Stewart Anthony
Paint & Prep

Stewart grew up in Billings and has lived here 55 years!  He has been at Trackside for the last 6 years and is currently working as a painter.  He likes that  the atmosphere at Trackside makes it feel like a big family and feels like home.  He has a great wife and two wonderful girls.  In his spare time, he likes to fix his car and watch football.

Jake Bake

Jake Blake
Body Shop

Jake grew up in Lavina and has been in Billings for 6 years and with Track Side for 3 years. The “Family Values” at Trackside are what he likes the most. He is recently married and has dogs, but no kids…..yet! He likes to camp, off-road, ride his quad, working out and crossfit training.

“Our shop strives to do quality work and take care of our customers.”

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Mark grew up in Billings and has been with Track Side for 3 ½ years.  He likes working there because of the honesty that the owners foster in the business.  He has a wife, Naomi, and two children, Greylin and Bronson. Golfing and hanging out with family is his favorite thing to do!

Sully Weinreis

Sully Weinreis

Sully has been in Billings his whole life and is a new addition to Track Side as of the end of 2015. He likes working at Track Side because he feels appreciated and everyone gets along great. Big dogs, especially Rottweiler’s, have been his best friend and he has a 3 year old brother that he loves!! When he isn’t working on cars at work, he is working on his own Mustang!

“I believe that we go above and beyond. I think their (customer) car ends up looking better than before the wreck!”

Shawn Dey

Dane Christensen

Shawn grew up in Billings and has been with Track Side for 1 ½ years. He has been detailing cars for over 15 years! He likes working at Track Side because of the satisfaction of being able to do his best as well as the employees and work environment. He doesn’t have pets, but he claims his friend’s pets as his own! When he isn’t working, he likes to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.

“We all strive to do the best for every vehicle, whether it’s a $500 car or a $70,000 vehicle.”

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