Our Story

About Us

Ted’s Dent Works (formerly known as California Dent Works), has been happily serving the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years, through its Pleasanton location.

Owner and Master Technician, Ted Martelle, is one of the world’s leading authorities on paintless dent removal (PDR). He has the distinction of being mentored and trained by the two founders of the PDR industry, many years ago.

With a raw talent for this unique, artistic line of work, Ted quickly rose to the top of the trade.

Moving metal the way Ted does takes plenty of guts.

“Making it look like it never happened,” one of Ted’s favorite sayings, does not come easy. A lot goes into avoiding the risk of additional damage or imperfect outcomes. It helps that Ted has access to proprietary tools, which he invented.

Making bad things disappear is happy work.
- Ted Martelle, Owner

For many years, Ted owned and operated a full-service body shop, so he understands the full spectrum of auto repair and customer service, not just the metal in question.

This additional expertise lays the foundation for exceeding your repair expectations and providing a truly professional experience for you.

Customers often say: “HOW DID YOU DO THAT? IT’S TOTALLY GONE!” and that’s what keeps Ted in love with this business. He feels blessed to be a metal magician and bring smiles to faces all day long.

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Ted enjoys spending time with his two adult sons, motorcycle trips, Dale Earnhardt Sr., going fast, relaxing at the cabin he built, Justin boots and wine, and fishing guess what type of professional fisherman he was in his youth?

Our Services

Paintless Dent Removal

Paintless Dent Removal

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Hail Damage Repair

Hail Damage Repair

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Auto Detailing

Auto Detailing

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Bumper Repair

Bumper Repair

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Headlight Restoration

Headlight Restoration

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3M Clear Armor

3M Clear Armor

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