From a very young age, Ken was making go-karts out of used lawn mowers and customizing mini bikes. It was always his priority that whatever he was working on was the best it could be.  At 15, while still in high school, he started working full time at Elmers Service station in Des Plaines, to ensure he could buy a car as soon as he could legally drive.  His first car was a 1968 396 Camaro convertible, which was the beginning of his love for fast cars. When he wasn’t working on cars, he was building custom motorcycles and painting them.  Immediately after high school he went to technical school to become an auto body painter. After a few years of learning the trade in a family body shop in Des Plaines, he moved to Laurel Mercedes, becoming their head painter for many years. It was there he learned there is a big difference between getting the job done and true quality work.

In 1985  he felt the time was right to go out on his own. His vision was to always provide quality collision repair.  This was back in the day when there were many shops doing sub standard work. People noticed, and through word of mouth Boyce Body Werks grew year after year. The company expanded three times in the original location before building a new state of the art shop in Batavia in 2001. Many customers came from great distances, so a few years later a 2nd location in Naperville was opened.

For many years Ken did everything at Boyce Body Werks, estimating, painting, buffing and washing cars. He eventually quit painting and moved into the office full time, but always preferred working on the cars to office work! After 42 years in the industry, 30 with Boyce Body Werks, Ken semi retired in 2015, although he continues to oversee both shops and provide advice when needed. 

For over 30 years Marcia has worked alongside her husband in helping grow Boyce Body Werks into what it is today. With an accounting background, she started managing the office around her children’s busy schedules. She became part of a 20 Group of  successful collision repair shop owners from around the country. That group is where she learned how to manage the business end of a body shop, which she continues to do today.

Marcia has always been a very active volunteer in her community.  She served two terms on the Batavia Chamber of Commerce Board of directors, acting as treasurer for 3 years and was elected President in 2009/2010.  She currently is in her 2nd term on the Batavia Main Street Board, and is Secretary and Treasurer for that organization.  She is a very proud member of the Batavia United Way board since 2011, serving as treasurer for 5 years.

She loves doing any kind of research, genealogy and travel.

Kyle literally grew up in the shop.  When he wasn’t even a year old he was with his parents when they looked at and signed the lease on the first Boyce Body Werks building on Paramount Parkway. He started helping his dad ‘work’ on cars at a very young age. Kyle has held 9 different positions in his 20+  years at Boyce Body Werks, starting at age 11 with the job of taking the garbage out. Since then he has been a car washer, porter, buffer, painters helper, painter, parts person, estimator and now is general manager of the Batavia location.

Kyle recently joined the prestigious MSO (multi shop owner) 20 group of collision repair owners, where he is continuing to learn the business side of the collision repair industry from some of the most successful independent shop owners in the country.

Kyle’s hobbies are writing music, recording music, and playing guitar. 

Jared has worked in the family business since 2003. He has held many different positions; car washer, parts manager and estimator.  Today he is the Batavia location’s Senior Estimator, taking care of his customers while maintaining an excellent customer satisfaction rating.

Jared is a huge sports fan of all Chicago sports. His hobbies include bowling and golf.

Joe has been a key employee with Boyce Body Werks since 2004. Prior to working for BBW, he held many positions with large body shop consolidators, but wanted to work for a large independent shop. 

He took over as General Manager in the Naperville shop two years after it opened in 2008. Since then, he has grown sales and increased customer satisfaction every year. He supervised an expansion of the Naperville shop, doubling its size in 2014.  

Joe and his wife have 4 young children, so in his spare time they keep him busy! 

Car Work at Boyce


Joe Leon – Estimator

Marc Grigsby – Estimator

Steve Opperman – Production

Keri Fornek- Office Manager

Laura Botolfson – Customer Service Rep


Jim Heitzman – Estimator

Drew Mason – Estimator / Production Manager

Michelle Koski – Office Manager

Theresa Vie – Customer Service Rep