Apland’s Auto Body started in 2009. Due to the economic recession, Mike Apland lost his job. Mike and his wife Jodie decided to take a leap and start a business amid the economic uncertainty. Mike and Jodie were both born and raised in the Rogue Valley and had amazing support from the community when starting their business. Apland’s now gives back to the community, hoping to give more than they’ve received. They’ve been involved in Soup for the Soul ( a fundraiser for the local food pantry) and sponsors many different charities, fundraisers, youth, and community projects. Apland’s has had great success with their apprenticeship program training new technicians and painters. Apland’s opened their Medford shop in 2013 so they could serve Jackson County. Apland’s Auto Body has a total of 19 employees between both shops . Mike and Jodie are very passionate about making sure their employees are happy, valued and taken care of. They treat their employees like family.