ABRA Opens New Franchise - BodyShop Business

ABRA Opens New Franchise

Minneapolis-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass has opened a new franchise in Greeley, Colo. This repair center, formerly Weld County Garage, is ABRA’s 23rd franchise.

Warren Yoder, owner of Weld County Garage, will continue as the owner/operator of ABRA-Greeley.

“I’ve been considering for quite some time how to move our collision business to the next level,” Yoder said. “ABRA Auto Body & Glass has been in business for almost 25 years, and they’ve been consistently perfecting their operating procedures. That, coupled with their excellent reputation with the insurance industry and state-of-the art management system, will give us a solid base on which to continue to build a thriving business.”

ABRA-Greeley employs 13 production and office staff members. General Manager Jerry Short joined Yoder’s company in July 1987 and has been a body tech and manager in the collision repair industry for over 20 years.

In 2009, the shop will relocate to a new facility with 8,000 additional square feet of production space.

In addition to collision repair, Weld County Garage is also a GMC-Pontiac-Buick franchisee. Founded in 1908, they are the oldest Buick dealership west of the Mississippi. They have won the Greeley Tribune’s award for “Best Dealership in Weld County” for seven consecutive years, the BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics and the Greeley Chamber of Commerce Circle award.

For more information, visit www.abraauto.com.

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