About J & R Auto Body

Our  Promise

We promise to provide you with an outstanding repair experience, from our customer service to the quality of the repair.
We back up this promise by providing you with this guarantee:
All repairs are free of defect in both workmanship and materials.

About J & R

J & R Auto Body has been family owned and operated since we opened our doors in 2006. Services offered include collision repair, custom paint, and restorations. We take pride in having an outstanding reputation with our customers, vendors, employees, and National Insurance Providers. Here at J & R Auto Body, we strive to give the best results and bring comfort to our customers by providing extensive warranties on all repairs. Nothing matters more to us than our customer’s safety and satisfaction with our workmanship.

our helpful team

Ruben Barragan
    General Manager

Ruben has a passion for cars and enjoys working in the automotive industry. Not only is he the production manager, but he also assists with estimating, and is always a part of the repair process.His vision for J & R Auto Body has always been to provide high quality repairs in an honest, ethical, and efficient manner.

He stays true to his original vision by making sure his staff is constantly trained, equipment is up to date, and customer service is top notch. He is thankful for the many relationships he has been able to build over the years as many customers and industry partners have become his close friends.

Ruben and his family have lived in Vista for almost 30 years. He has been mountain biking for almost 20 years and has enjoyed almost every trail available in San Diego County. Some of his other hobbies include hiking with his dogs (Kobi and Layla), camping and traveling with his wife, taking his Jeeps off road, and restoring classic VWs and Chevys.

Denisse Barragan
    Insurance Claim Specialist / Lead Estimator

Denisse started helping her dad in the body shop when she was in high school and became a full time employee in 2007. Since then, she has taken on a lead role in expanding the business. Her skills and knowledge go beyond estimating, you will find her doing anything from ordering parts to community relations, and everything in between.

She holds many certifications, including I-CAR and Automotive Management Institute. She is truly passionate about helping others. Her favorite part of her job is educating women (and men) on the automotive repair process and insurance claim process. She is working to further her education in the industry in order to continue to educate others.

Denisse grew up in Vista and attended Rancho Buena Vista High School (Class of 2006). She was the Vista Strawberry Festival Queen in 2012, is an active member of the Vista Chamber of Commerce, and California Auto Body Association. She has previously volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego, has spent time studying abroad in Argentina, and in her spare time loves going on adventures in her beloved 1st generation Toyota Tacoma (which she claims she will never get rid of).



Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday : 8:30am – 1pm
Sunday : Closed


2477 S. Santa Fe, Vista CA 92083