ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a Minnesota-based damaged vehicle repair company, has opening their newest franchise in Clarksville, Tenn., just north of Nashville. The announcement comes just days after the company acquired five Bradshaw Collision Repair Centers in the Nashville, Tenn., area.
This is ABRA’s 40th state-of-the-art franchise. It will be one of the largest collision repair centers in the area with more than 21,000 square feet of repair technology and shop operations.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for ABRA and is in line with our national growth plans to open both franchise and corporate-owned centers,” said Duane Rouse, president and CEO. "The new franchise will be independently owned by the Wyatt-Johnson Automotive Group, the number-one volume GMC dealer in Tennessee."
Added Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of franchise development, "We’re extremely proud to welcome Wyatt-Johnson to our group of ABRA franchisees. Their dealer presence and reputation in the Clarksville market fit perfectly with our mission to be the best auto body and glass company in America.”
“When they see us, customers are going to be impressed,” said Dwayne Brown, operations director for Wyatt-Johnson, which has been in business for more than 60 years and sells new and used Buick, Toyota, Pontiac, Hyundai, Subaru and Mazda vehicles. “We’re combining two body shops into one and look forward to doing business the ABRA way."
ABRA is continuing its aggressive national growth plans and actively seeking to acquire additional repair centers in the region.