Sunshine Automotive Inc. was established in 1973 and is a family owned and operated auto body and collision repair center in St. Petersburg, FL. In 2012, John Tannoia, and his wife Catherine, purchased Sunshine Automotive. John’s nephew Dean Pickel joined the operation 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 after Dean and Tina Pickel purchased the shop, and continue to run it to this day. 

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


Did you know that you are not obiligated to use any particular auto body or collision repair shop to obtain repairs. You choose the body shop and authorize repairs!
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!
Did you know that Sunshine Automotive Inc. was the very first repair facility EVER to be accepted into the AAA Auto Club South Approved Auto Repair Program! Its true!
Did you know that no law requires you to get more than one estimate…whether paying out of pocket for a fender bender, or an accident claim through insurance, you are not obligated to provide more than one estimate to anyone!
Did you know that Sunshine has been in business long enough to have binders full of thank yous! Come on by and flip thru one, or better yet, send one in and we’ll add it for others to see!