About Overview

Auto Body Express was established in October, 1986, venturing into the PBE business in the early days with three route trucks covering territory from as far north as Ocala, south to Sarasota.  We also serviced locations from Polk to Pasco counties.

In July of 1988, the first Automotive Paint Store was opened in Tampa at the current location on Florida Avenue. Four years later, we took on the commercial (non-automotive) coatings business with the inception of Cornerstone Commercial Coatings.  

In 1997, we signed on as a single line PPG Platinum Distributor.

Today, we have five store locations:  Tampa, Brandon/Highway 301, Clearwater, Spring Hill and Belleview.  Our warehouse facility is situated adjacent to the Tampa Store and our corporate offices are located at the Brandon/301 location. 

As a single line PPG Platinum - Plus distributor, ABE is now Central Florida’s premier supplier of Auto Paint and Body Shop supplies.  

We thank the Lord for the 25 years we have been in business and look forward to being of service to our customers long into the future.


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Our Mission:

We are committed to supply our customers with the finest paint products and service excellence in the industry, providing consultation and training to ensure our partner’s success.

Our Vision:

We are an organization of professionals focused on fostering solid customer relationships, making positive impacts on coworkers and our communities, resulting in robust good health.

  • Management: Our ABE team is committed to serving our community with excellence in value.
  • Message from the President: From the top down, we are driven by our determination to employ good morals and ethics in everything we do.
  • Careers: Looking to join the ABE team?
  • Partners: Forward-thinkers in the auto body industry and passionate collaborators in our community.