CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced it is celebrating a milestone year in its more than 25-year history this July with its MSO network event. In 2015, CARSTAR joined Driven Brands, Inc., and in 2016, it integrated with CARSTAR Canada to become CARSTAR North America. Now, it is ready to embark on “a period of growth, exceptional performance and industry leadership.”
Themed the “Power of One,” this year’s CARSTAR Conference will be held July 9-11 at the Roosevelt Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It will open with its annual awards presentation Saturday night to recognize the top-performing franchisees, then shift gears to focus on strategic planning, management and technical education sessions, panel discussions, vendor partner networking events, motivational speakers and an insurance industry forum.
“Over the past year, CARSTAR has expanded its presence as the most dynamic company in the collision industry. Our conference will reflect this with an event where store owners, business leaders, vendor partners and insurance companies come together to help build the collective industry for the future,” said Michael Macaluso, president, CARSTAR North America. “This is the largest MSO network event of the year with an incredible lineup of speakers, education events and networking opportunities exclusively for the CARSTAR store owners. This is just one of the many resources we provide store owners in the CARSTAR family, and a powerful tool for them to help them gain the edge, grow their business and improve their operations.”
Automotive celebrity Chip Foose, founder of Foose Designs and founder of TLC’s Overhaulin’, will headline the event. The keynote speaker will be Mark Scharenbroich, motivational speaker and author of “Nice Bike,” who will join Mike Anderson, founder of CollisionAdvice.com, for several sessions.