Awards at FenderBender Magazine

Celebrating top shop owners and eagle-eyed repair planners and estimators

Do you know a collision repair all-star?

Give them the recognition they deserve!

The collision repair industry isn’t an industry about fixing cars—it revolves around helping people. And it would be nearly impossible without the top-notch owners and operators who make up this industry. No one knows better than you the amount of work, dedication, care, and scrupulous attention to detail that your peers put into their businesses and taking care of customers. Isn’t it time they get some recognition?




Nominate those leaders for the FenderBender Award, and let them know how much they mean to you, and the industry as a whole. The winner gets the FenderBender cover, a physical award, and bragging rights!

Nominations are open March 15, 2024 through the end of April. The winner will be announced in September.

The 2023 FenderBender Award winner is Dan Morrow of Morrow Collision Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Read his story here.




Best Repair Planner/Estimator Award

New for 2024, the Best Repair Planner/Estimator Award celebrates those who place an unwavering emphasis on safe and quality repairs. These are the deep thinkers who iron out the details of repairs, big and small. And they need to know how technicians can use the latest tools, equipment, and knowledge to bring vehicles back from crashes.

The Best Repair Planner/Estimator has the know-how to improve efficiency while committing to safety and OEM-specified repair quality every time.






Thank you to the sponsors of the 2024 Best Repair Planner/Estimator Award!


  • The program is open to all segments of the collision repair industry.
  • Anyone can nominate a deserving professional, and you can make multiple nominations. You can also nominate yourself!
  • The FenderBender Award is for shop owners, MSO owners, operators, and/or CEOs of collision repair operations.
  • The Best Repair Planner/Estimator Award is for professionals currently in that role at a top-notch collision repair business.