CARSTAR has announced the opening of CARSTAR Kutztown in Maxatawny, Penn.
Formerly Engelman’s Auto Body, a trusted repair center that opened in the early 1990s, this location was recently purchased by the Legacy group, a CARSTAR multi-store owner group consisting of brothers Eric and Mike Horvath and their partner, Matt Dewalt. CARSTAR Kutztown is now their fifth location.
“We are grateful to have Engelman family members on the team at CARSTAR Kutztown. Because our dads started in the early 70s, we know how important that family legacy is,” said Eric Horvath. “CARSTAR allows us to keep ownership with added support so we can help advance this facility while staying true to the legacy of our fathers and the Engelman family.”
CARSTAR Kutztown is a 9,000-square-foot facility that will be managed by Paul Angstadt. Already I-CAR Gold, CARSTAR Kutztown is also looking to pursue other OEM certifications.
“[The] majority of our franchise family is comprised of family-owned businesses who want to extend the legacy in their community but need additional support to stay competitive in their markets,” said Michael Macaluso, president, CARSTAR. “It is exciting to see our multi-store owners grow their operations with other family-owned businesses because it just keeps those homegrown stories alive.”
The Legacy group aims to give back to the communities they serve. Whether it is through their annual vehicle donations, local charitable contributions or their commitment to their employees, CARSTAR states that this team of owners ensures that their services extend far beyond collision repair.