CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced that Kerry Woodson and Toni Donius, owners of CARSTAR Jungerman in St. Peters, Mo., have been named Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA).
The purpose of the IFA Awards Program is to provide recognition to those individuals and organizations that have contributed to the growth and success of franchising as a method of distribution in the global economy.
“This is such an amazing honor for us,” said Woodson. “My sister and I, along with everyone who puts in an amazing effort every day in our shop, are truly humbled. We don’t work hard to win awards. We work hard to deliver an exceptional product to our customers. It’s very nice to see that work recognized in such a big way.”
Donius and Woodson are second-generation body shop owners. Their parents started Jungerman CARSTAR in 1991 and turned the shop over to the brother and sister when they retired. The siblings have been around the business since it opened.
Just last year, CARSTAR Jungerman went green with the addition of solar panels on the roof of their shop. Donius says that it has cut their utility bills by 50 percent. They have also completed an extensive remodeling both inside and out with new paint, new furniture, a new layout and a newly designed car rental counter to better service their customers.
CARSTAR Jungerman was recently recognized by Mitchell as a recipient of the AutocheX Solution Premier Achiever Award for consistently having the highest customer satisfaction scores.
Earlier this year, CARSTAR Jungerman was also awarded the top honor in the CARSTAR system as Franchisee of the Year.