Reliable Auto Body was started by Lloyd Remington and Louis Schechter in 1926 in a one-room store at 11 North 10th
Street in Allentown (Phone 2-9446). The business originally known as Reliable Auto Body and Radiator Works was
located at 720 Union Street, in Allentown from 1930 to 1972.
In 1956, Ralph Schatz, a friend, and John B. Ortelli, an employee became members of the business and the corporation
was formed; John Ortelli’s three sons, John Jr., Albert and Richard, worked in the shop at the time. In 1972, the
business relocated to its present location at 967 Sumner Avenue, Whitehall, and control succeeded to the three brothers.
In 1999, Louis J. Ortelli, John Jr’s son, took control of the business and continues to run it today.
We can handle all of your collision repairs, including unibody and frame work, light mechanical repairs and state
Our modus operandi is to go above and beyond, generation after generation, to satisfy our customers.
Today Reliable Auto Body is run by Lou Ortelli with the help of Ashley Ortelli and Pat Mittl assisting in the office. Lou
himself has over 35 years experience in various facets of the collision repair industry, and is utilizing all of his
knowledge and skills to operate Reliable Auto Body today. Ultimately we all work together in order to achieve our
|Our Office Staff:
Lou Ortelli, Ashley Ortelli, Pat Mittl, & George Haaf
"2013 Press Release"
Meet Reliable Auto Body's
Lou Ortelli, Owner
George Haaf, Manager
Ashley Ortelli, Estimator
Pat Mittl, Accounting
Ernie Smith, Shop Foreman
Jesse Kovach, Collision Tech
Lake Duell, Collision Tech
Matthew Morrell, Painter
Tristin Arnold, Paint Prep
Ian Wetherhold, Paint prep.
Laura Muth, Detailer / Maintenance
"Maddi" & "Kelsy", Official Greeters
October 2011 "Save Second Base" with WZZO!
exterior makeover &
Congratulations to Lake Duell, LCTI's 2012-2013
Outstanding Co-Op award recipient.
Pictured above: Lake Duell & Lou Ortelli
|Maddi & Kelsy
Official greeters... hard at work!!!
|2015 Enterprise Golf Tournament
Bob Holder, &
Ashley Ortelli, Jen Kochie, Randi Ortelli with Knox
-- The Ortelli's
--Ashley, Lou, &
Pat Mittl &
Bob Holder holding Knox
Mini Car cruise during "Save 2nd Base"
Ashley, Randi, Pat with Bob Holder
Bob Holder & Ashley Ortelli goofing around
Pat Mittl, Ashley Ortelli, & Lou Ortelli (owner)
Pat Mittl, &
2017 Night Out at
The entire Reliable Auto Body crew &
Our friends from Outten Chevrolet!
Jesse Kovach (Tech) & wife, Julie
Lake Duell (Tech) &
Jesse Kovach (Tech), wife Julie, Matt Morrell
(Lead Painter), & Ian Wetherhold (Detailer)
Ashley's boyfriend, Chris &
customer Brian Thomas
Randi Ortelli - Freed & Husband Chris
Ernie Smith (Shop
Foreman) & wife, Gail
Our friends from LVB, Doug & DJ
|The Reliable Auto Body Crew....
BACK ROW: Tristin Arnold (Paint prep), Jesse Kovach (Tech), Matt
Morell (Painter), Ian Wetherhold (Detailer), Nate Duell (Tech), Ernie
FRONT ROW: Ashley Ortelli (Manager), Lexie Boruta (Customer
Service), Pat Mittl (Office Manager), & Lake Duell (Tech)
Glenn Collopy, Patrick Rex, & Carl Miller
On May 23, 2017
Reliable Auto Body partnered with State Farm Insurance to donate a 2010
Chrysler T&C handicapped accessible van to a military family in need.
We had the help of various vendors & organizations in order to make this all
possible ... Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Counsel (LVMAC), The National Auto
Body Counsel (NABC) Recycled Rides program, Deerfoot Auto Parts, Lehigh
Valley Bumpers, Yocum Towing, and #1 Service Center to name a few.
Mr. & Mrs. Mescavage were located through the LVMAC as a deserving family
in need and received their new van at Reliable Auto Body on 5/23/17.
2010 Chrsyler Town & Country
Annie & Michael Mescavage in their new van!
The Mescavages along with State Farm representatives...
Patty Saam (SF agent), Frank Armetta (SF agent), Ivan Witmer
(SF agent), Carl Miller (SF), and Richard Sundstrom (SF)
Rich Hudzinski & Gerald Still (LVMAC) with the Mescavages
and Ashley Ortelli & Lou Ortelli (Reliable Auto Body)
Annie Mescavage with granddaughter Sage & Michael
Mescavage with the Reliable Auto Body team --
Matt Morrell & Tristin Arnold (kneeling)
Ian Wehterhold, Jesse Kovach, Ernie Smith (row 1) and
Lake Duell & Nathan Duell (row 2)
The Entire Reliable Auto Body Team:
Ashley Ortelli, Pat Mittl, Lexie Boruta, "MADDI"
-- Annie Mescavage --
Matt Morrell, Jesse Kovach, Lake Duell, Ian Wetherhold, Ernie Smith,
Tristin Arnold, Nate Duell, and Lou Ortelli (owner)
The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Counsel (LVMAC)
Gerald Still, President
Annie & Michael Mescavage and
Rich Hudzinski (LMAC)
Annie Mescavage & granddaughter, Sage
checking out their new ride!!!
2016 Holiday Luncheon
On 6/18/17 Reliable Auto Body participated in the Inagural Season
of the SteelStacks Grand Prix...
Team Reliable was lead by Captains Lou Ortelli & Ashley Ortelli
Drivers: Eric Beers, Frank Cozze, Briggs Danner, Jack Ely, & Mike
RACE UPDATE: Team Reliable was the team to beat following the
Heats, we logged the most laps from all 3 heats and had the
quickest lap times.
Mike Bednar representated "Team Reliable" and drew the 5th
starting spot for the final race!
The start of the race was "LeMans" style which didn't deter Eric
Beers from jumping into that kart and getting "Team Reliable" out
onto the track.
With the help of Roy Danner in the pit area "Team Reliable" was
able to flawlessy make its necessary 4 driver changes.
All 5 drivers performed smoothly on the track and drove "Team
Reliable" to a solid 2nd place finish!
Look for "Team Reliable" to be back next year!!!!
We would also like to thank all the families & friends that came out
and beared the heat to support "Team Reliable"!!!
The DRIVERS (L to R):
Jack Ely, Eric Beers, Mike Bednar, Frank Cozze, Briggs Danner
"TEAM RELIABLE" (L to R):
Cherie Beers, Kailyn Beers, Ashley Ortelli (front row)
Chris Mimlitsch, Austin Beers, Eric Beers, Frank Cozze, Mike Bednar,
Jack Ely, Briggs Danner, Roy Danner, Lou Ortelli (back row)
Jesse Kovach & Chris Mimlitsch
Jack Ely Sr., Cherie Beers, Austin Beers, Kailyn Beers, Jack Ely Jr., Eric Beers, Mike
Bednar, Frank Cozze, Lou Ortelli, Briggs Danner, Roy Danner, Chris Mimlitsch
Team Reliable getting the kart setup!
Janice Cozze & Marie Ortelli
Jesse, Julie, & Alescia
Chris Mimlitsch &