With a history of a quarter of a century repairing and repainting RVs in Tucson, Artistic Elegance is one of the rare “Old School” RV shops in the city. We have mastered all the techniques used to repair bent metal and cracked fiberglass, and to repaint with perfect color-matching.
Our mission is very simple: we are dedicated craftsmen who love our art, RVs, and our community of RV fanatics. When your RV comes into our hands, it leaves our shop like nothing ever happened to it, even better than factory specifications.
Kent’s grandfather started the tradition back in the 40’s. He worked at Coach Works, working on early motor homes and buses in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Flash forward and little Kent was 6-7 years old working with his father on body work projects in their back yard.
Kent moved from Kentucky to Tucson in 1983. He first worked at a body shop doing restorations of old muscle cars, high end Mercedes & Jaguars.
After 3 years, he left to become the head painter at Holmes Tuttle Ford. During his 10 years there, he strived to and achieved very high customer service ratings and won employee of the month countless times. His attention to detail even won him employee of the year.
In 1996 he set out on his own bringing with him a lifetime of experience. He has trained his staff not only his attention to detail, but in good work ethics as well. He’s now helped countess happy customers with their projects, and receives many customer referrals as a result.
We repair any type of collision damages on RVs: towable RVs and motorized RVs. No job is too big or too small. Our staff has a long experience of restoration and repair projects, and we have maintained an impeccable reputation as an RV repair shop in Tucson.
Check out some of our recent work below. Call us to ask for details, and to discuss your project.
We are a BUS-KOTE™ Authorized Distributor
Full repainting of a
Gray Line Tour Coach
Body work on a
Cherokee Travel Trailer
Fiberglass repair & repainting
on a cracked rear bumper
Absolutely outstanding !! I am very particular about my vehicles, and these guys were great. I was... read moreAbsolutely outstanding !! I am very particular about my vehicles, and these guys were great. I was blown away with the outcome of my antique GMC motorhome. read less
We could not have been happier with the work that they did on or fifth-wheel trailer. After being s... read moreWe could not have been happier with the work that they did on or fifth-wheel trailer. After being side swiped in our storage facility, Kent and his team put our trailer back in like new condition. Kent was excellent in his communication with us throughout the whole process. Great job Kent! read less
Couu you isn’t be more impressed with Kent and his staff… they go so above and beyond. Return calls ... read moreCouu you isn’t be more impressed with Kent and his staff… they go so above and beyond. Return calls and e-mails quick as hell and the quality of the body work/trim/paint was a 10!! We needed some extra help with transfer etc and Kent worked with us and was awesome!! Would use him without hesitation again and again! read less
A true find in the Tucson area for Big RV repair. Kent and team handled the insurance work and did ... read moreA true find in the Tucson area for Big RV repair. Kent and team handled the insurance work and did a great job…went the extra mile to fix a couple unrelated scratches…. read less
Kent and his professional team did a phenomenal job replacing the front cap of my Palomino truck cam... read moreKent and his professional team did a phenomenal job replacing the front cap of my Palomino truck camper. I chose Artistic Elegance based on their past reviews and that they had performed this uncommon repair before. They did not disappoint. Kent kept me updated with calls, texts, and pics throughout. Quality work may cost, but you get what you pay for. Thanks Aritstic Elegance. read less
We ruined the roof of our 5th wheel and Artistic Elegance made everything so easy! They fixed it qui... read moreWe ruined the roof of our 5th wheel and Artistic Elegance made everything so easy! They fixed it quickly and it looks way better than it was when we bought it!! They fixed the side panel that was busted. Perfect! And they even fixed a few things inside without charging us!! We will never go to another RV Service Company again!!! Thank you so much Kent and your team!!! We LOVE it! read less
I gave this company 5 stars only because I couldn’t give it 10. Kent was quick to respond at the ons... read moreI gave this company 5 stars only because I couldn’t give it 10. Kent was quick to respond at the onset, worked with me on mutually beneficial dates, dealt with the insurance company, kept me in the loop during repairs, and delivered a top quality, on-time result, all while being responsive to my questions during the process. Wow! Who gives that level of service anymore! And the guys on his crew were accommodating and professional, also. I couldn’t be more pleased. Kudos and thank you to Artistic Elegance! read less
While traveling home to Tucson from the East coast, my wife and I had a run in with a fuel island pi... read moreWhile traveling home to Tucson from the East coast, my wife and I had a run in with a fuel island pipe bollard, well truth be told I did. I had taken out 6 of our 8 basement compartment doors, I felt sick. We made it home and I began searching for a body shop to repair the coach, and that’s when we discovered Artistic Elegance. We brought the coach down for an estimate, and Kent took the time and put together a complete and professional estimate. He then submitted the estimate to my insurance company which they approved in 4 hours!!! Kent knows his business and is honest, forthright, and a true professional in everything he does.We dropped off our coach on 11/15 and we picked it up today 11/30 and we couldn’t be happier. Everything was completed perfectly. Paint was a dead on match, seams were straight and equal and the doors worked perfectly. We would highly recommend Kent and his professional staff, so the need ever arise for his services. Thank you for everything you’ve done Kent to put this behind us. Drew Kucy read less
We used Kent and the folks at Artistic Elegance to repair body damage on our travel trailer. We took... read moreWe used Kent and the folks at Artistic Elegance to repair body damage on our travel trailer. We took it someplace else for an estimate first, but when we dropped it off they told us it would be a couple months and the following day they hadn't even looked at it for the estimate. I found Artistic Elegance through a Google search and I gave them a call because of all their great reviews. Talking to Kent put me at ease and I felt confident that they would take care of our trailer and do a good job on the repair. They were able to get us in quickly and had the repairs completed in about a week. Kent was always available and kept me updated on the progress. I was thoroughly pleased with the experience and would highly recommend them. Thanks, Kent. read less
Anyone needing work done on their motor home, 5th wheel, etc., should look no further than Artistic ... read moreAnyone needing work done on their motor home, 5th wheel, etc., should look no further than Artistic Elegance! Kent and his crew did an excellent job for us in the time quoted and we couldn't be happier!! read less
Great service with an outstanding result. Paint, graphics, and clear coat repair, and also repaired... read moreGreat service with an outstanding result. Paint, graphics, and clear coat repair, and also repaired a corian countertop inside the coach. Very professional. read less
I would highly recommend Artistic Elegance for any and all autobody needs. Kent was very nice to de... read moreI would highly recommend Artistic Elegance for any and all autobody needs. Kent was very nice to deal with, he was professional, efficient and accommodating throughout. Good communication with me as well as the insurance company. My car was finished ahead of schedule and looked brand new. You won't be disappointed with Artistic Elegance. read less
We had damage to our fifth wheel from a hit and run in Yuma, AZ. Took it to Artistic Elegance for a... read moreWe had damage to our fifth wheel from a hit and run in Yuma, AZ. Took it to Artistic Elegance for a cost estimate and review with our insurance company. The work was performed by Kent, owner, and his crew, and it looks like brand new. Also had some fiberglass work repaired and decals repainted and it looks awesome. Kent was awesome to work with and he also worked well with our insurance company. He knows his business and pays attention to every detail. Thank you Kent. read less
We had an accident in grocery store parking lot that tore a gash about 2 feet in length on the back ... read moreWe had an accident in grocery store parking lot that tore a gash about 2 feet in length on the back of our Class C RV. I googled fiberglass RV repair and found Artistic Elegance and Kent! His crew did a wonderful job in a timely manner. Kent communicated with our insurance company to adjust the cost of repairs from their original estimate. Bottom line: we are extremely happy with the body work repair and recommend Artistic Elegance for any RV fiberglass work needed. read less
The best for RV paint work and repair.
We were extremely pleased with the service we received from Kent the owner of Artistic Elegance! Our... read moreWe were extremely pleased with the service we received from Kent the owner of Artistic Elegance! Our 5th wheel was damaged in an accident along with our truck. Kent did a beautiful job repairing our 5th wheel and he had the job done on time. We could not pick up our 5th wheel because the repair to our truck was delayed by 3 weeks. Kent was unbelievably understanding and took our 5th wheel to a storage area until we finally were able to pick it up. He did not charge us for storing it either.! We have recommended Artistic Elegance to others and they have had an excellent experience also! read less
We recently had an accident with our travel trailer and tore a large gash down the right side. From ... read moreWe recently had an accident with our travel trailer and tore a large gash down the right side. From the first point of contact to the day of pick up, the owner, Kent, was professional, reassuring and friendly. He not only kept us informed during every step of the process, he worked with our insurance agent insuring things were handled with the most efficiency possible. We're so pleased with the repair, (it looks brand new); and can't give Kent and his staff enough kudos for the fine workmanship that was completed. Thank you for a job well done! read less
They applied Tiffin decals and painted damaged areas of our RV to perfection. The customer service w... read moreThey applied Tiffin decals and painted damaged areas of our RV to perfection. The customer service was superior. read less
I contacted Kent about redoing some warranty work done by the body shop at the dealership from whom ... read moreI contacted Kent about redoing some warranty work done by the body shop at the dealership from whom I had bought the MH and also doing some body work that the dealer had not yet started. He had no hesitation in taking on this project and competed the work within the time frame promised. We are very satisfied with the quality of the work and the ease with which we were able to get things done that had dragged on at the dealership for months. I would definitely return to his shop for any needed work in the future. read less
Took a just purchased fiberglass hood for them to fit and paint match to my car. Paint match was fan... read moreTook a just purchased fiberglass hood for them to fit and paint match to my car. Paint match was fantastic, and the paint job on the hood was incredible. Great job done on time! read less
I brought my motor home to Kent for front fender repair and he did an excellent job. He is very prof... read moreI brought my motor home to Kent for front fender repair and he did an excellent job. He is very professional. I would definitely use Kent again and would recommend him to anyone in need of his services. read less
I ran over a large rock and damaged three body panels of my beloved Foretravel DP. I chose Artistic... read moreI ran over a large rock and damaged three body panels of my beloved Foretravel DP. I chose Artistic Elegance based on reviews, in order to avoid the $1000-plus fuel cost to visit the manufacturer in Texas.The quality of service I received was outstanding. Kent welcomed and reassured me, handled all of the insurance issues, sent me regular updates with photos, and finished the work quickly. There were a couple of spots within the repair area that I believe most shops would have overlooked - AE took care of them. I literally cannot see any signs that a repair was made, other than the wonderful finish they applied lacks the little nicks and scratches that the rest of the body shows. Body panels were repaired with precision, the door latches work easily, lines all line up, and the paint is a dead-on match. read less
My wife searched the internet for an RV Painting Company. Artistic Elegance was the first one she f... read moreMy wife searched the internet for an RV Painting Company. Artistic Elegance was the first one she found. It suited our wants so I called them. Kent was articulate and professional. That is what I look for in an owner. I sent him photos and he replied with a cost estimate. Kent said that they do this type of repair all the time. Three days after we dropped it off in the shop, it was done. It was an awesome job. They even cleaned the outside of the trailer.I would use Artistic Elegance if I needed any painting done. I will definitely tell all my friends.The one photo shows the completed shiny front where they matched the color from the sides and applied a generous clear coat. The other photo is me removing the sun damaged Coleman sticker which left a mark from the sun. We wanted the front in one color which Artistic Elegance provided. read less
Great service excellent quality
My family had a blown out tire with damage to our fifth wheel RV. We called several RV shops and Ken... read moreMy family had a blown out tire with damage to our fifth wheel RV. We called several RV shops and Kent was the first one to respond (on a Sunday) and made an effort to fit us in. Other places wouldn't even see us for weeks later. My wife and I liked Kent from the first time meeting him. I appreciated that I could communicate directly with the head of this small business and not be lost in the shuffle of a big corporate RV shop. My family is happy with the repairs made to our RV and we enjoyed getting to meet Kent and his staff who were all friendly with us. read less
We kissed a gas station pump guard. We are full timing in our fifth wheel and Kent worked around tha... read moreWe kissed a gas station pump guard. We are full timing in our fifth wheel and Kent worked around that issue. Repair was performed on time and fifth wheel looks like damage never happened. Great communication, highly recommend. read less
Kent and his team truly exceeded our expectations, from the honest, friendly initial meeting, to the... read moreKent and his team truly exceeded our expectations, from the honest, friendly initial meeting, to the exacting detail of the design, to final delivery. They managed to address a few extra requests that my husband and I had coming in, and they accomplished the custom design on our little vintage trailer in just a few days with outstanding results! Our little Cardinal now has wings she can be proud of! Thank you, Kent! We can't wait to hit the road! read less
We had some repairs done on our Landmark 5th wheel in the Phoenix area . They had our 5th wheel 8 da... read moreWe had some repairs done on our Landmark 5th wheel in the Phoenix area . They had our 5th wheel 8 days and the workmanship was so bad we had to have it redone. Called Camping World in Tuscon and they said all their body and paint work was done by Artistic Elegance. We bought it in on a Monday , work was done on Tuesday and we picked it up Wednesday morning . They quality of the work was excellent . We wish we would have come here in the first place. Kent was excellent to work with and his price was reasonable. Even tho Artistic Elegance was 80 miles away from us it was well worth the trip. You can trust Kent and his people to do quality workmanship at a fair price. read less
I purchased this 2000 Newmar Dutch Star Motorhome with significant clear coat peeling as well as I h... read moreI purchased this 2000 Newmar Dutch Star Motorhome with significant clear coat peeling as well as I had an accident when learning to drive the 38’. Kent and Artistic Elegance were recommended to me by my Service Advisor at Camping World and I must say I am definitely a very happy customer. Not only was Kent able to locate the necessary parts, his team was able to fabricate a missing part. The Coach paint and body looks as good as new. Can highly recommend Artistic Elegance without reservation! read less
I can't say enough good things about Artistic Elegance. I found them to be very friendly and not ov... read moreI can't say enough good things about Artistic Elegance. I found them to be very friendly and not over priced like the first place I went. They are knowledgeable about all types of paint and body, not just motorhomes. I had a golf cart that someone's bumper slid down the side of. They made it look like new. Again, I was very happy I went there and I would use them again. read less
We did a very good job fixing our camper after a 16-wheeler ran into this the word apart then we had... read moreWe did a very good job fixing our camper after a 16-wheeler ran into this the word apart then we had them put it all together thank you great job. read less
To put it simply, Artistic Elegance work magic. I had a vintage 1960s set of four fiberglass patio c... read moreTo put it simply, Artistic Elegance work magic. I had a vintage 1960s set of four fiberglass patio chairs that I bought with all sorts of cracks, fading and damage from wear and tear throughout the years with the goal of restoring them, but honestly I thought it was a bit of a pipe dream. I finally decided to take on trying to restore them and did research on who would be the best to do it. I expected not to get a lot of interest to do the project, and if I did, not to have much input on the process.When I found Artistic Elegance, I immediately knew that these were the guys to do the job. Their past work on all sorts of fiberglass projects, whether that’s ATVs, golf carts or RVs, look phenomenal. I contacted them with the job description and Kent immediately responded and wanted to work on them with me. One of the obstacles was that I don’t have a truck and couldn’t get them over, but Kent worked with me and was able to pick them up and deliver them, which saved me a huge hassle!One of the most impressive aspects of the job is that I have two other fiberglass patio furniture pieces that had already been restored with a paint color I did not know 100%. I was just going to be happy if we got close, but Kent and another great guy at the shop, Joel, truly went above and beyond to match the paint to ensure it all would look good. Thanks to them sticking with it, we were able to get a 100% match!I thought the project would take weeks if not a few months to get done since it was smaller, but they had all four chairs and a lounger I sprung on them at the last second done within two weeks.When it comes to repair or restoration, Artistic Elegance is simply the best I’ve ever dealt with in the business. They are friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, honest, reasonable and most importantly produce beautiful results! I’m seriously shocked how good these chairs look now - they look brand new, but before I’m sure a lot of people would have sent them to the landfill instead due to their cracking and fading.If you ever need any sort of bodywork, fiberglass work, painting work, etc, done, do not hesitate to use Artistic Elegance. Keith, Joel and everybody at the shop are true professionals! read less
Artistic Elegance is, without doubt, the best place in town for RV bodywork. Kent was professional, ... read moreArtistic Elegance is, without doubt, the best place in town for RV bodywork. Kent was professional, polite, and the work is outstanding. We made the appointment, his crew was ready for me, and the repair was completed when he promised. I highly recommend Artistic Elegance for any kind of bodywork, repair or refinish. Very pleasing experience, will return again if the need arises. read less
The company could also be called Artistic Excellence, for excellence is what I got. I have a 2002 ... read moreThe company could also be called Artistic Excellence, for excellence is what I got. I have a 2002 motorhome that looks fresh and new thanks to their expert craftsmanship.My coach has been in their shop twice – first, to restore and repaint areas with sidewall checking and peeling clear coat; the second time, to repair and repaint damage caused by a Norcold fridge fire, plus some further refinishing of weathered areas. Some of the work involved complex graphics, and the results were always beautiful.Both times, owner Kent Budish walked me through the processes, the costs, how long it would take, and scheduling. I found Kent to be personable, honest, and a master of his profession. Doing business with him was a pleasure.Jim S.Full-time RVer read less
Kent and his team repaired the fiberglass cowling, the left jack and frame, and replaced the upper ... read moreKent and his team repaired the fiberglass cowling, the left jack and frame, and replaced the upper ladder section on my Jayco 5th wheel. Since the unit was in Tucson and I live in Seattle, he picked it up from Tucson Trap and Skeet Club made the repairs, kept me up to date via the phone, and then returned it to TTSC. I was supper impressed with the remote service and the results. I highly recommend you call Kent if you need your RV repaired. read less
I had my fifth wheel RV totally repainted last year at Artistic Elegance because it had much sun dam... read moreI had my fifth wheel RV totally repainted last year at Artistic Elegance because it had much sun damage and did not match the color scheme of my truck. Kent and his crew did an excellent job and it looked beautiful. In the interim we noticed a couple of minor defects and lost our water heater cover which I replaced but needed the paint to match. They just took care of that and a couple of minor repairs I needed. The work was done quickly and at a modest cost. I would highly recommend this business!! read less
Full timing in an RV makes any repair exponentially more difficult especially when it involves paint... read moreFull timing in an RV makes any repair exponentially more difficult especially when it involves paint or body work. After a lot of online research we found Artistic Elegance. Kent Budish came out to the RV park, did a thorough on-site inspection (damage on the back corner of our full paint 5th wheel) and had us an estimate later that day. He worked closely with us to minimize our out-of-rig time and was flexible in accommodating our travel itinerary. His work on the rig was excellent. You really couldn’t tell there had been any damage at all including the paint color match and blending in with the rest of the the rig.We spend our winters in Tucson and if we ever need RV work, Kent of Artistic Elegance will get our business. read less
I am very happy with the body work Artistic Elegance did on my NorthernLite truck camper. Kent, the ... read moreI am very happy with the body work Artistic Elegance did on my NorthernLite truck camper. Kent, the owner is very courteous and professional. He was quite experienced with working with the insurance adjuster and made this a very smooth process. He kept me updated when there were small snafus getting parts from the manufacturer causing a slight delay in finishing the project. Very nice result. I would highly recommend Artistic Elegance. read less
Kent and his entire crew performed a repair on my Motor home after a small incident. His work is im... read moreKent and his entire crew performed a repair on my Motor home after a small incident. His work is impeccable. This paint job is complicated and there is absolutely no evidence of after market repair. The paint match could not be better. Highly recommend his business for any repair. We are very happy with his candor and honesty. Thank you Kent.... read less
Probably one of the best repair experiences I've had in 42 years of driving, with 13 years in an RV.... read moreProbably one of the best repair experiences I've had in 42 years of driving, with 13 years in an RV. Before starting, Kent went over the insurance estimate with me and walked me around my RV explaining the repairs. I knew exactly what to expect. My basement doors were no longer manufactured so he and Joel were able to fabricate undetectable repairs. There were light scratches the entire 40 feet of my coach from the accident and Artistic Elegance buffed and polished both sides in their entirety. They could have just buffed out the scratches in accordance with the insurance agreement. The one thing that I valued most is that Kent communicated with me through the entire process. I wasn't left, trying to guess, what was happening, or when the repairs were going to be done. In the end, my coach looks exactly like it did before the accident, if not better. The repairs are undetectable. Artistic Elegance did such a fantastic job that I'll be returning and gladly pay out of pocket to have some unrelated work done, because I know, it'll get done right. They are experts, competent in their craft, and they know how to take care of a customer. You can't go wrong here. read less
These guys are the best for RV paint and body damage! So much experience.
Kent and his Team provided a number of repairs to our motorhome. We had body and paint damage that n... read moreKent and his Team provided a number of repairs to our motorhome. We had body and paint damage that needed to be addressed. I feel the price was fair and Kent stayed on schedule and kept us informed as work was being completed. Kent is experienced with motorhomes and pointed out a few things that needed to be taken care of that I didn't even notice. I would recommend Artistic Elegance for your auto and motorhome needs. read less
All the great things that were stated about Kent Budish and his team at Artistic Elegance in the rev... read moreAll the great things that were stated about Kent Budish and his team at Artistic Elegance in the reviews are true. Kent has mastered the art of underpromising and over delivering. Our RV was showing its age and I wanted it looking new again. I had some ideas of what to do, Kent help me understand what was possible and want was not. A true professional of his craft and satisfying customers. A great guy and a great team to work with. read less
Our RV sat at a local RV dealership for three weeks while the service department claimed they were s... read moreOur RV sat at a local RV dealership for three weeks while the service department claimed they were searching for parts. After some research, we found Artistic Elegance was the most highly recommended body shop in Tucson and with good reason. From the moment of our phone call with Kent Budish, the owner, we were confident we were in good hands. The estimate was done in a timely manner and was sent promptly to the insurance company. In the meantime, parts were ordered and his experts were called in to fabricate parts that were no longer available. Kent willingly addressed other problems with our RV unrelated to the insurance claim. We had a leak around the windshield, a missing tail light, a door latch problem and lock issues. All parts were ordered and these issues were promptly resolved as well. Kent is open and available to his customers above and beyond most every business we have ever worked with. The body shop employees are true artists as their name implies! We would give them 10 stars if we could!Dave and Cindy DeSisto read less
Kent and the crew ar Artistic Elegance RV Repair are fantastic. We had some fiberglass damage to ou... read moreKent and the crew ar Artistic Elegance RV Repair are fantastic. We had some fiberglass damage to our RV and one place cancelled on our appointment for repair 3 days before it was scheduled. I contacted Kent and we scheduled our appointment. He did great work, had it done in the time he told us it would take. Would definitely go back here if I ever need anymore work fone. read less
From my understanding Artistic Elegance usually deals with RVs, but after talking to Kent (the owner... read moreFrom my understanding Artistic Elegance usually deals with RVs, but after talking to Kent (the owner) I was happy to take my Chevy Equinox there to have insurance repairs done. I chose to go this direction instead of having GEICO fix my car because of how incredible the communication was and how quick the service was going to be done. AMAZING EXPERIENCE, he was there to help me with my vehicle, and really took the time to take care of me and fix my car properly! Thank you to the guys at Artistic and Thank You Kent for making this an "Easy Fix"! read less
When we were given a 2003 Minnie Winnie by a family member last year, she looked a mess: stickers an... read moreWhen we were given a 2003 Minnie Winnie by a family member last year, she looked a mess: stickers and logos peeling, paint on the fiberglass body faded into chalk. After talking with Kent and other painters in the area, we decided to go with Artistic Elegance. I am glad we did. We are amazed at the transformation! Our Minnie Winnie now looks better than new! I am now longer ashamed to be seen in her, and I look forward to many new "glamping" adventures across the West! read less
Took my bike here for a simple frame repair and they got it done quick and did a great job. Kent an... read moreTook my bike here for a simple frame repair and they got it done quick and did a great job. Kent and his staff are professional and friendly. read less
Kent Budish the owner personally showed up at our home and assessed the damage of our car. He told ... read moreKent Budish the owner personally showed up at our home and assessed the damage of our car. He told us he would call when all the parts were in for the repair. He was friendly and confident about his estimate and the time it would take for repair. You will not find service like this anywhere else in Tucson. He actually made the repair of our care a pleasant experience. The finished product was excellent and he came in on budget and in the time frame he promised to have our car finished and ready to drive. I highly recommend you make Artistic your first stop if you have any type of collision repair. read less
We just had our 5th wheel in to Artistic Elegance for 3 major fixes. Kent, and his crew did a fabu... read moreWe just had our 5th wheel in to Artistic Elegance for 3 major fixes. Kent, and his crew did a fabulous job!! We found out about Kent and Artistic Elegance when we bought our 5th wheel from Tucson Camping World in 2016 when some warranty work was done by Kent. Our lucky day when we found them!! They are so good that we waited until we got to Tucson, AZ from Columbus, OH, just so we could have Kent and his crew fix our repairs. Kent is so wonderful to work with and he and his crew can fix what seems impossible and they always go the extra mile for their customers. I highly recommend them even if you have to travel 1,000+ miles to get to them. Artistic Elegance is THE BEST!!J and R Kleinlein read less
Our 2013 toy hauler had delaminating and it was starting to warp at the seam on the front. I did som... read moreOur 2013 toy hauler had delaminating and it was starting to warp at the seam on the front. I did some research and asked around and everyone kept saying Artistic Elegance is who you need to use. I contacted Kent and he was able to come look at the trailer and give me a quote on repairs right away. We decided to go with Kent because he gave a reasonable price.He ordered all the parts and called us when they were all in so that it would reduce the amount of time we had to be withou our trailer. Kent was great at keeping us informed on the progress of the repairs. When all repairs were made we went to pick up our trailer and were extremely happy with the work that was done. Kent went above our expectations and our trailer is better then when we bought it.I would use Kent at Artistic Elegance again if we ever needed repairs in the future. read less
Took my toy hauler here to get repaired. I was very impressed with their work. Kent and Joel are top... read moreTook my toy hauler here to get repaired. I was very impressed with their work. Kent and Joel are top notch. Will use them again if I need future work. I would highly recommend !!!! read less
I had two projects that needed repair. Progressive gave me several names of people the claims rep f... read moreI had two projects that needed repair. Progressive gave me several names of people the claims rep found on Google, I called the list to find that most of them did not do body work. One repair shop recommended Artistic Elegance very highly, I called Kent and was very pleased with his response, he was able to give me a clue to the cost of my damage, was willing to work with a glass provider to investigate a leak issue , his labor prices were the lowest I was able to find, he gave updates throughout the process and did more work than prescribed to make my coach whole again.I cannot say how much I appreciated his help throughout, I felt well taken care of, wish more people had the same attitude of giving the best job possible. I would recommend Kent and Artistic Elegance for any work that your coach might need. I am sorry that I may not need his services again as it was such a pleasure. Gigi read less
They get 5 stars as they earned them all. They turned our ugly RV into something we can be proud of.... read moreThey get 5 stars as they earned them all. They turned our ugly RV into something we can be proud of. Amazing what talent and expertise can do read less
Really amazing work and really quick. I had hit a pole on the side of my car and they did an excelle... read moreReally amazing work and really quick. I had hit a pole on the side of my car and they did an excellent job repairing it! Looks like a brand new car. Also, they repaired it twice as fast as I thought they would. Definitely recommend! read less
Fantastic! My truck looks better-than-new!
Artistic Elegance is supurb. The clear coat on the top of our 1976 Wanderlodge was cracked and peali... read moreArtistic Elegance is supurb. The clear coat on the top of our 1976 Wanderlodge was cracked and pealing from a previous paint job in Mexico. Kent and his crew redid the whole top and now it looks like new. It is impossible to detect where the repairs were made. Artistic Elegance is the best. Good price, fast service and a perfect job. G&J. Tucson read less
Excellent. Professional, knowledgeable and great customer service. Fair and honest! Fast and profess... read moreExcellent. Professional, knowledgeable and great customer service. Fair and honest! Fast and professional work and doesn’t gouge on price. Defineately recommend. read less
On its maiden voyage, our newly purchased used rv developed a major issue: the internal alumninum f... read moreOn its maiden voyage, our newly purchased used rv developed a major issue: the internal alumninum frame below the cab bed area, corroded/weakened due to previous leaking, allowed the front roof panels above the windshield to separate and sag onto the cab roof of our class c motorhome like a fat man's belly. We were afraid we were going to roll out onto the cab hood in the middle of the night. The guys at Artistic Elegance reinforced the aluminum frame, insulated the sleeping area, and replaced the outside skin (2 new panels) and molding, making it stronger and better than factory. They did a great job, and we're very pleased with the results. We highly recommend them. read less
Kent is a top notch professional. We were traveling through Tucson in our motor home with some body ... read moreKent is a top notch professional. We were traveling through Tucson in our motor home with some body damage in our rear bumper. I contacted Kent when we arrived and he came out immediately to look at, took it away on the spot to his shop and returned it several days later with a perfect repair. This a top notch body repair company. Kent takes pride in his work. I would highly recommend his company to anyone who is need of body repair work! Thanks so much Kent! read less
We took our motorhome to Kent at Artistic Elegance based mostly on the strong recommendations here a... read moreWe took our motorhome to Kent at Artistic Elegance based mostly on the strong recommendations here at Google Reviews. The five other highly rated reviews all turned out to be true – Kent is an excellent communicator and easy to work with. He did what he said he’d do and was accommodating to our particular circumstances as well. I’d wager you'll have a 100% better chance of having a positive experience here than at the big shops where you are just another number. Not only were we happy with the work, but we couldn’t be happier that we went here. read less
Kent's team worked on my Tundra and did an absolute amazing job. They were professional, fair pricin... read moreKent's team worked on my Tundra and did an absolute amazing job. They were professional, fair pricing and delivered the project on time. read less
Kent Budish is an honest guy! My husband & I own a 45 Ft 2016 Monaco MotorCoach. We’ve just purcha... read moreKent Budish is an honest guy! My husband & I own a 45 Ft 2016 Monaco MotorCoach. We’ve just purchased the Coach which as a Demo Model and this is our 1st trip away from our home in Oklahoma. En route from Phoenix to Tucson we actually lost the skin off of one of the compartment doors. We called the factory in Decatur IN and they told us 8-12 Weeks and at an exorbitant price. We discovered Kent’s firm and he handled this unique challenge in a superb manner, working with us every step of the way. We highly recommend this firm! They fabricated the metal frame, helped order the electric locking mechanism, overcame production engineering drawing disconnects, matched the paint expertly and delivered the coach repair within the time specified and well below expected cost. Plus, we feel we’ve made a new friend in Tucson! A superb job in a stressful situation! We highly recommend Artistic Elegance for all MotorCoach Body Work! read less
After a run-in with a mesquite branch, I had a puncture in the skin of my travel trailer. In checki... read moreAfter a run-in with a mesquite branch, I had a puncture in the skin of my travel trailer. In checking prices and timing of the repair with the advertised RV body work shops and RV sales repair shops, it was clear that Artistic Elegance was the way to go.Most shops were non-committal on pricing. (One even used the excuse of possibly replacing parts when it was obvious it was a simple puncture). But Kent not only gave an estimate but gave the lowest of those I received.The estimates for repair time were just as nebulous, ranging from two-three weeks to one month. Kent and his team completed the job in the quoted four days. Kent was creative and modified the process to add a small paint strip to eliminate “blending”.In for a penny in for a pound, I asked if he would also inspect the roof. Even though I noticed no obvious problems, he found a separation in the roof and the front panel.Once again his pricing and time frame were unbeatable, and he completed the job in less than two days from the arrival of the replacement panel. On his inspection of the interior he replaced the insulation, which had become ruined from rain leaking in).While I was prepared for the worst when Kent said they may need other pieces to properly repair the trailer, Kent and his team actually beefed up the structure at no extra cost. Before and after pictures show the quality of the job.In summary: price, timeframe, up front honesty, results. The choice was clear. read less
Our rear bumper on our r.v. became parcially detached while driving through the Tucson area. We were... read moreOur rear bumper on our r.v. became parcially detached while driving through the Tucson area. We were referred to Kent at Artistic elegance for repair. Kent got us in immediately and repaired the bumper quickly. We are very appreciative of his kindness and professionalism in repairing our r.v. bumper. We highly recommend Artistic for any repair needs. Larry and Connie Worsham read less
I recently visited Artistic Elegance to get an estimate on repairing some body damage to my mazda mp... read moreI recently visited Artistic Elegance to get an estimate on repairing some body damage to my mazda mpv. The fine work was finished in a timely manner and a very reasonable cost. I would definitely trust Kent and his crew with any auto body work in the future. read less
AN “OLD SCHOOL” PRIDE
IN THE QUALITY OF OUR WORK
Maybe because I was educated in my craft by my grandfather, a man of integrity and principles, I have a lot of pride in the work my team does for you and other clients.
Artistic Elegance is not a big shop. It’s a craftsman’s RV repair shop. When we repair a cracked fiberglass bumper, we have to make it look better than factory.
When clients bring their RV for repaint, we aim at making them proud of their vehicle wherever they go.
Take a look at our most recent projects. They cover the whole gamut of RV repair and repainting challenges, and a wide variety of vehicles, from travel trailers to 5th wheels, to Class C, to very large coaches. Whatever your RV model is, it is highly likely that we already worked on this model or a very similar one.
2019 Forest River Arctic Wolf Repair This project started a few days ago and was completed in record time. Our customers came to the shop with their beautiful 2019 Forest River. Very unfortunately, a large hole had been ripped in the upper sidewall by a protruding object. This type of accident is typical of RV […]
2021 Newmar King Aire Our customer bumped into an obstacle, and dented the rear door of this huge Newmar King Aire. The crash also ripped the fiberglass on the rear cap. The Newmar King Aire is an absolutely massive Class A motor coach (45 foot long), difficult to maneuver in tight spaces full of small […]
1978 GMC Motorhome: A High-End Paint Job Our customer brought us the iconic 1978 GMC motorhome for a high-end paint job. They had already disassembled it and started prepping it for paint. We received it in primer. We guide-coated and sanded the motorhome with a fine-grit sandpaper to ready it for paint. Click on the […]
RV Repair: 2 Fiberglass Repair Projects - The front cap of this RV has seen better days… The fiberglass has been badly mangled by some overhead obstacle. The second fiberglass repair project shows how stress cracks appear in the fiberglass when factory welds break.
Newmar Ventana RV repair: bodywork & repaint - A beautiful 2019 Newmar Ventana RV came to the shop last week. The owner had hit a low pole, a very frequent event, nothing special. But what was special is the damage it had inflicted to the RV. As you can see in the detail photos,
Several 5th wheel repair and repaint projects. A Montana 5th wheel hit a pole, a Pinnacle 5th wheel hit a tree branch, and a large 5th wheel medical unit is fully repainted with a 1-stage paint and clearcoat.
3 RV repair & repainting projects: Repainting a Forest River RV after front cap damage repair; repainting a Fleetwood RV and fixing clearcoat peeling; repairing and repainting the front cap of a 5th wheel
RV Repair: Accident Damage on Rear Cap Lower Wrap. It’s always tricky to back up an RV, you can wind up hitting a pole. That’s what happened here, and you can see significant damage done to the lower wrap and to the cap. Some
Fleetwood Discovery RV body work: In this post we show the body work done on 2 Fleetwood RVs, a 2007 model and a 1999 model. Both RVs had some collision damage that required fiberglass, metal and wood repairs, then repainting to factory colors.
RV Collision Repair-Repaint Projects: You may have recognized the back of a Phoenix Cruiser. This beautiful example of the RV culture came to the shop to undergo a complete paint restoration. After years on the road, the clear coat had peeled off in many areas...