Wayne Epps founded Epps Body and Paint in 1988 and grew it into a well-respected Bee Caves business. In 2011, Wayne asked Steve and Melissa Takamatsu to continue his tradition of fine auto body repair and add Epps to their already established mechanical repair business, Lawson Tire and Automotive on Hwy 290. So, Melissa agreed to handle the body repair at Epps with her capable team while Steve handles the mechanical repairs at Lawson with his team. Both Steve and Melissa will always remember Wayne Epps who lost his battle with ALS on July 24, 2012.
Epps Body and Paint, via the Takamatsu family, sponsors and participates in many community activities. We feel community involvement is the best way to give back to our loyal community customers.
- AGE Board of Directors (Austin Groups for the Elderly) – Board member 2013-18
- Bee Cave Police Benevolent Foundation Donor
- Bee Cave Rotary Bites of Bee Cave Sponsor
- Busby Foundation Donor
- Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce (Member since 2011)
- Lakeway Police Foundation Gala Donor
- Leadership Lake Travis Class 003 (2011/2012)
- Leadership Lake Travis Class 004 (2012/2013) Steering Committee
- Springfest Exhibitor
- Lake Travis High School Cheer Sponsor
- Lake Travis High School DECCA Sponsor
- St. Gabriel’s Catholic School – Saber Sponsor
- St. Michael’s Catholic Academy – Crusader Sponsor
- Regents School of Austin Gala Donor