ABRA Auto Body & Glass has announced the opening of its newest franchise in Fort Madison, Iowa, along with the acquisition of Corpo Collision Center in Schaumburg, Ill. This is ABRA’s 50th franchise and the company’s second acquisition in Illinois in 14 days.
The additional openings in both states increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 247 in 19 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive strategy to dramatically increase its national footprint.
Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and CEO, says the company’s successful expansion is a reflection of consumer demands and changes in the collision repair industry.
“The expectations of vehicle owners and insurance partners continue to grow,” he said. “The favorable outcomes we’ve achieved in Illinois and around the Midwest are a direct result of industry experience, superior processes and our commitment to quality. We’re a trusted name in these communities.”
ABRA states that it uses an “operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.”
“It’s about meeting the demand of our customers and insurance partners in the community,” said Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of franchise development/relations. “Expanding operations in Iowa makes sense. Offering top-quality collision repair and glass service across the country is what ABRA is all about.”
ABRA is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers. Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, vice president of corporate development, at [email protected] or (763) 585-6210.
For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, vice president of franchise development/relations, at [email protected] or (763) 585-6315.