Our Philosophy: Back to Exact!

We do not work for insurance companies, we work for YOU!

Areas Best Auto Glass – a division of Lakes Area Auto Body, is owned and operated by Ricky Besmehn.

Rick Besmehn (senior) started the auto body business in 1974 with the mission of providing custom repair services to the Brainerd, MN area at reasonable prices. Rick Senior’s son Ricky Besmehn took control in 2015 and recently expanded the facility five-fold into the finest auto body service in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Ricky believe business should always be about and between people.

When you stop into Areas Best Auto Glass or Lakes Area Auto Body, you will be met with a smile and a friendly chat with Ricky, one of his staff…or possibly Ricky’s Goldendoodle – Buddy!

Remember, where you get your auto insurance claim serviced is up to YOU, not the insurance agent!