Body Shop Consolidators
Craftsman Collision Teams Up With Viral Defense Solutions

Craftsman Collision, Western Canada’s largest body shop chain, announced they have teamed up with Viral Defense Solutions to take cleanliness to a new, microscopic level.

Consolidator Report

MSO and consolidator news from the week of Oct. 5.

Crash Champions Expands in Southern California

Crash Champions, LLC has acquired Fountain Valley Bodyworks, Inc., the largest family-owned MSO in Orange County, Calif.

Caliber to Gift Vehicles to Frontline Heroes

Caliber announced it will be gifting restored vehicles to frontline medical workers, medical support staff and first responders who are helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

CARSTAR Ranks 41st in Entrepreneur’s Top Growth Franchises List

CARSTAR ranked 41st on this list, which recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest positive franchise unit growth in North America over a three-year period.

Jim’s Color Corner Joins Wesco Group

Wesco Group announced that Jim’s Color Corner has joined the Wesco family of companies.

Consolidator Report

MSO and consolidator news from the week of Sept. 28.

1Collision Announces Expansion into Arizona

1Collision announced it has added Cutting Edge Collision in Tucson as its first collision center in Arizona.

CARSTAR Alan Conner Collision Center Opens New Chester Location in Virginia

Alan Conner, owner of both CARSTAR Alan Conner Collision Center locations, is a longtime industry expert whose family has built a reputation as a trusted resource for collision repairs for over 50 years.

CARSTAR Wins Best Auto Body Shop in Wichita

The Wichita Eagle named CARSTAR Collision Specialists the first-place winner for “Best Auto Body Repair Shop.”

Classic Collision Expands Presence in Florida

Classic Collision has announced two separate acquisitions of Collision Professionals, Inc. in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Treasure Coast Auto Collision in Stuart, Fla.

Crash Champions Grows to Five Missouri Locations

With the acquisition of Precision Collision Centers, Crash Champions grows to 45 locations in five states.