About Top Gun

Top Gun Auto Body is a locally owned body repair facility that has been in Helena for 17 years. We take great pride in customer service and being there for them every step of the repair process. Ted Culbertson the owner of Top Gun started in the Collision Industry, having a great passion of building cars and hot rods. This led him into wanting to start his own business and taking care of the customers was his main concern.

Ted Culbertson the owner of Top Gun Auto Body has been in business for 17 years.When he wasn’t in the shop working on vehicles he spent most of his time traveling around the world competing in Freestyle Motocross, he competed in X-Games for 4 years. I have worked with some great shops in Helena since I was in high school; I knew I had a passion for cars and automobiles. I loved the experience and took all I could get. I fully wanted to pursue my dream of running an auto body shop, the same intensity as I did with Freestyle.Top Gun has been here since 1999, State- of- the- Art Equipment, with free computerized estimates, pick-up and delivery, Lifetime warranty, and work with ALL Insurance Companies from Start to Finish. As of last year we have a full Towing Service to help with all the Roadside needs.

Top Gun Auto Body has grown tremendously in the last few years. We would not be where we are today without ALL the loyal amazing customers and the Helena Community.

Metal on metal, mild to wild, the Top Gun Restoration team puts great pride and care into every one of our projects, no matter how big or small. Working closely with a custom Machine Shop, and a Custom Upholstery Shop to meet your needs, we can handle it all! Using only the highest body and refinish products, we customize our vehicles to fit the particular tastes and desires of each individual customer.

Gold Class Recognition

The Gold Class recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry. It is estimated that only 10% of repair shops currently meet the rigorous Gold Class standard. The I-CAR Professional Development Program provides collision repair and insurance businesses with a reliable training framework for acquiring Gold Class and maintaining the up-to-date knowledge and skills that contribute to proper repairs, improved business performance and risk reduction.

To earn the Gold Class recognition, businesses must achieve and maintain a high level of role-relevant training across each of the major collision repair roles.

To maintain Gold Class, an organization must continue to develop the knowledge and skills of its staff to advanced levels by progressing its Role Reps through the ProLevels of I-CAR’s Professional Development Program™. By becoming Gold Class, you demonstrate to your customers, your staff and the industry that your business is committed to the highest standards of professionalism.

Towing

This was a service that we thought could help benefit the Helena Community. Taking care of people in their time of need is what is most important to us.

With over 25 years experience, I would love to take care of your automobile needs. My customers always come first, and I will make sure you leave with satisfaction.

Thanks Helena!

Ted Culbertson, Top Gun Auto Body

Walt Dalbey
Non-Steel Technician

Walt has three years of experience in the auto body industry and certifications that include; Plastic and Composite Repair, Cosmetic Straightening Steel, and Replacement of Steel Unitized Structures. In Walt’s spare time he enjoys: hunting, fishing, and working on cars.

PETER HINCKLEY
Non-Steel Technician

Pete has 34 years of experience in the auto body industry and certifications that include; PPG, and Associate of Applied Science. In Peter’s free time he enjoys various outdoor activities such as: skiing, hunting, and fishing.

TIM ORTLOFF
Restroation Technician

Tim has 20 years of experience in the auto body industry and certifications that include; Cosmetic Straightening Steel, and Plastic Composite Repair. In Tim’s free time he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.

TYLER ENGLISH
Glass Technician & Detailer

Tyler has a year of experience in the auto body industry, and has an eye for detail. In Tyler’s spare time he enjoys hiking and snowboarding.

TUCKER RADA
Steel Technician

Tucker has five years’ experience in the auto body industry and certifications that include; PPG Certification, Hazardous Material and Personal/Refinish Safety, Plastic and Composite Repair, Bolted on Exterior Panels, and Advanced High-Strength Steel Overview. In Tucker’s spare time he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.

TRAVIS VOSS
Steel Technician & Detailer

Travis has three years of experience in.the auto body industry and certifications from Valvoline. In Travis’s free time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

GRADY RADA
Painter

Grady has three years of experience in the auto body industry and certifications that include; PPG Water Base, Hazardous Materials and Personal/Refinish safety. Outside of the shop, Grady enjoys dirt biking, and mountain biking.

JEREMY BOWLING
Steel Technician

Jeremy has 13 years in the auto body industry and certifications that include; Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding, Adhesive Bonding, and Hazardous Materials and Personal/Refinish Safety. In Jeremy’s spare time he enjoys: hunting, fishing, and dirty biking.

MICHAEL RADA
Sandblast Technician

Mike has three years experience in the sandblast industry. In Mike’s free time he enjoys riding his dirt bike and enjoys various outdoor activities.

DAVE MOORE
Tow Truck Operator

Dave has five years of experience in towing and is Wreck Master Certified. In Dave’s time out of the shop he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities. Call Dave today for all your towing needs at (406)-422-8286.

MADISON THERNAULT
Office Manager

Madison has three years experience. In Madison’s spare time she enjoys the outdoors and exercising.

TIM ZIMMERMAN
Steel Technician

Tim has 15 years of experience in the Auto Body Industry. Tim has certifications in I-Car and Paint Refinish. In Tim’s free time he enjoys being with friends and family, and being outdoors.