Family Owned & Operated for over 60 years

The Benedict family established Benedict Collision Center at 702 S. James Street in Ludington nearly 60 years ago.  Clyde Shilander was hired in 1974  where he worked as a technician and eventually took over management of the shop.  In 1997, Clyde purchased 50% of the shop from the Benedict family and the shop took on the combined Benedict-Shilander Collision Center name.  In 2008, Clyde and his wife Judy Shilander purchased the remaining 50% share. Daughter Stephanie Pizana joined the team in 2010 as the  Shop Manager and son Steve Shilander came on in 2011 as a Paint Technician.   The shop remained at the James Street location until 2015 when Clyde & Judy built a new facility at its current location in Ludington at 5851 W. US-10.   In 2016, the shop was changed to Shilander Collision to reflect it was been Shilander  family owned & operated since 2008.


The family also owns Clyde's Collision at 855 Parkdale in Manistee, a shop they opened in 2012.   


Shop Manager & Estimator

5 years experience. Always enjoying time with her family in Ludington, Stephanie loves adventure, be it quad rides, camping or zipping rounnd Hamlin Lake on her boat. 


Owner and Estimator. 

41 years experience. 

Born and raised in Ludington, he enjoys storm chasing with his wife Judy, camping, sports shooting...and eating Better Made BBQ chips!

Meet the Team


Body Technician.

35 years experience.  

Another Ludington native, he enjoys gourmet dining and fine wine. (Well, not really!). However,  he does love a good burger & brew with friends and family.  


Body Tech/Heavy Collision

32 years experience. 

JIm resides in the Freesoil area with his family.  When not astounding us with his abilities in the shop, he keeps busy with a hobby farm, hunting, and camping.   



Paint and Body Technician

24 years experience. 

Currently a resident of Scottville, he loves time with family, relaxing with friends & his bucket list includes visiting every Eagles location in the country.  


Paint Technician

34 years experience. 

Ron lives in Fountain with his family and enjoys time unwinding by loudly revving the engines on his motorcycle or boat.   


Paint & Body Technician. 

4 years experience. Currently resides in Manistee with his family He's a state-ranked master at disc golf. 


Production Manager/

Body Tech

25 years experience.

The newest member of our new is not new to the Collision Repair industry at all!  Brad is a resident of Manistee.

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