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'Amazing to be able to work together': husband, wife open auto body shop in Eagle RiverSubmitted: 03/20/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
Managing Editor / Senior Reporter
bmeyer@wjfw.com

'Amazing to be able to work together': husband, wife open auto body shop in Eagle River
EAGLE RIVER - Jesse Kuczmarski always dreamed of owning his own body shop. His wife, Chantel, thought it would be neat to work with her husband.

Both now have what they want. The Kuczmarskis became the new owners of Accent Auto Body in Eagle River in October.

Jesse works on cars, while Chantel handles social media, taxes, and administration.

"The first day that we worked together, we looked at each other, and we just thought, wow, this is just so amazing to be able to work together," Chantel said. "It was so peaceful in the shop."


Chantel is from Illinois, but met Jesse in 2006 when she was a reporter for the Rhinelander Daily News.

Jesse is from Rhinelander. He's worked in body shops for years.

"I think filled my first dent in my first BMX bike. I've just always worked on bikes, cars, and trucks," Jesse said. "I like to take something that's wrecked, straighten it back out, and make it look like nothing ever happened. There's a certain amount of satisfaction that comes along with something like that."

Eagle River ambassadors cut the ribbon at Accent Auto Body on Tuesday afternoon. The shop is on Highway 45 south of the city.

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