Chris Hassis was born in Stillwater and has lived in this area his whole life. He has always loved to fix things. When he was younger, you could always find him breaking off pieces of his matchbox cars, painting them, and then putting them back together. Plus he's always loved the water - there's not a better seat to watch Stillwater's 4th of July Fireworks then sitting on your boat with your friends and family.
Chris graduated from Northwest Metro Technical College as an Auto Body Technician in 1996. He worked locally at both Schnoovers and Bayport Marina. He has over 20 years of experience in the marine and automotive repair industry. After being laid off due to the slow economy in 2008, Chris decided to start his own company, Hassis Paintworks. The company started out as strictly a mobile service - traveling to the different marinas and dealerships for repairs. In 2013, Hassis Paintworks opened their first shop in Stillwater. Early 2016, Hassis Paintworks relocated to a larger facility in Stillwater to allow for larger boats and to add automotive repairs.
Early 2017, Hassis Paintworks added a new state of the art AFC Paint Booth and added the automotive department for collision repairs. Most of our technicians started in the automotive industry and were then trained for the marine industry. This made the transition between automotive and marine repairs seamless within our repair facility.
We are a full service automotive and marine collision repair facility. We take pride in our work, which is reflected in our referrals. All of the business that was generated prior to opening the shop was strictly from referrals, which definitely says something about Chris' work and his company.
Hassis Paintworks currently works with many dealerships, marinas, and insurance companies within the Twin Cities and St. Croix Valley area. Our attention to detail shows in all of our work and particularly in the quality of our work.