Alpine Auto Body sold to Kadel's, buyer announces

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Rod Cook, founder of collision repair chain Alpine Auto Body, has sold the company for an undisclosed price to Tigard, Ore.-based Kadel's Auto Body, according to Don Braden, president and CEO of Kadel's.

The change from Alpine to Kadel's will take place on Monday. Alpine Auto Body was founded in 1975 by Cook, then 19, who sold his muscle car to bankroll the startup. The business grew to three collision shops, with one on Fourth Plain Road, one in the Cascade Park area, and a Hazel Dell site.

Kadel's Auto Body already operated one Vancouver location at 2600 E. 33rd St. The company was founded in Tigard in 1954 and has expanded by purchasing small chains and single, mom-and-pop operations.