Did you know that our auto body & collision techs are professionally trained and certified by I-CAR and ASE...we will do a quality job of restoring your vehicle to pre-accident condition, or better!

About Us

Sunshine Automotive Inc. was established in 1973 and is a family owned and operated auto body & collision repair center in St. Petersburg, FL.  In 1984, after several years as an auto body & collision repair tech and shop manager, ownership of Sunshine Automotive passed to John Tannoia and his wife Catherine Tannoia.  John's nephew Dean Pickel joined the operation in 1993 as an auto body & collision tech and painter.  In 2004 Dean and his wife Tina began management of Sunshine and Dean joined ownership with John and Catherine in 2005.  John and Catherine have since retired, and ownership has now fully passed to Dean and Tina Pickel.



Here at Sunshine, we are committed to excellence not only in auto body & collision repair, but also in customer service and satisfaction.  We work for YOU, on your behalf, and for your best interests.  Although we work WITH all insurance companies, we are not owned, partnered with, or dictated by ANY insurance company.



Dean, Tina and the whole crew here at Sunshine are dedicated to providing you the best customer service along with trustworthy auto body & collision repairs!  Give the friendly people at our body shop a chance to earn your business!

Dean Pickel and John Tannoia