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CARSTAR Celebrates Top Shops With Awards at Annual Conference


left to right: dick cross, carstar ceo; connie degroot and dale degroot of degroot carstar collision center in kalamazoo, mich., co-winners of the marketing-emerging market of the year award for the second consecutive year, dan bailey, carstar coo and bill garoutte, senior marketing executive of carstar.Left to right: Dick Cross, CEO of CARSTAR, Keith Going, Marketing-Business Development Manager of the Year from CARSTAR Arizona, Bill Garoutte, senior marketing director of CARSTAR and Dan Bailey, COO of CARSTAR.  CARSTAR, the largest group of independently owned and operated auto body repair stores in North America, celebrated its top award winners at an opening night dinner June 29 at its 2008 annual conference titled “Breaking Away” held in Baltimore, Md. The winners are as follows:

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Longevity Awards

Five-Year: Pomeroy CARSTAR Collision Center; Autobody Resurrection CARSTAR; Superior Auto Body CARSTAR; James CARSTAR Collision; CARSTAR European Paint & Body; European CARSTAR West Palm; European CARSTAR Boca Raton; Florida Collision CARSTAR; Master Craft CARSTAR; Custom Colors CARSTAR; ABC CARSTAR Body & Frame; Arizona Image CARSTAR; Eric’s Auto Center CARSTAR-South; Mid-County CARSTAR Collision; St. Petersburg CARSTAR Collision; Sidney Body CARSTAR; Knasel CARSTAR Collision; Schlenker CARSTAR Collision; EZ Autobody CARSTAR Gilbert; CARSTAR Scola’s Collision Center; Burns CARSTAR; CARSTAR of Pennington.

10-Year: Autocrafters CARSTAR Collision; Pete’s CARSTAR Collision; Hunter’s CARSTAR.

15-Year: Lou’s Auto Body CARSTAR; Lou’s Auto Body CARSTAR Greenfield; West Hills CARSTAR Collision Center; Bob Thomas CARSTAR Collision; Northeast Collision CARSTAR; Kurt’s CARSTAR Collision Center; POW Collision CARSTAR; Nu-Look CARSTAR Collision.


Financial Focus Group Awards

Sales: (Group I) CARSTAR Auto Body Specialist; (Group II) Alpine CARSTAR Auto Body; (Group III) Sidney Body CARSTAR; (Group IV) John’s CARSTAR Collision Center.

Gross Profit: (Group I) All Line CARSTAR Auto Body; (Group II) Hillcrest CARSTAR Collision Center; (Group III) Floyd’s CARSTAR Body & Glass; (Group IV) Car Craft CARSTAR.

EBITDA: (Group I) Waldron’s CARSTAR Auto Body; (Group II) James CARSTAR Palm Harbor; Lancaster A-1 A B CARSTAR; Pete’s CARSTAR of South Windsor.

CSI Plaques

Less than $750,000: Charlie’s CARSTAR Auto Body
$750,000-$1,250,000: Babbsco CARSTAR Collision
$1,250,001-$2,000,000: John’s CARSTAR Collision Center
Greater than $2,000,000: Randy & Bob’s CARSTAR
CSI Overall: Charlie’s CARSTAR Auto Body


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