Consolidator Report

Consolidator Report

Recent news in the MSO and consolidator world.

Safelite Group Acquires Advanced Auto Glass 

SafeliteGroup, owner of Safelite AutoGlass, announced an agreement to acquire the auto glass assets of Advanced Auto Glass in Weatherford, Texas.

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Damien Reyna: From Technician to COO of Driven Brands Collision

When Damien Reyna started out as an apprentice technician at CARSTAR Mundelein, he never envisioned a world through his safety glasses where he was leading the entire organization.

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Maaco Euless Gifts Teen with Repainted Van

Maaco Euless of Euless, Texas, recently repainted a van to look like the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine for a local teen battling a rare nerve disorder.

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Fix Auto UK Partners with AirPro Diagnostics

Fix Auto UK announced it has partnered with AirPro Diagnostics in its bid to simplify and speed up forward-facing camera calibrations.

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Texas Maaco Shop Holds Community Car Show

Maaco Plano in Plano, Texas recently hosted a community-focused car show to drive awareness of the shop’s location and its wide array of services.

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Idaho Auto Body Shop Builds a Legacy

Family-run CARSTAR Hayden’s goal is to expertly repair cars according to manufacturer standards and create a positive environment while doing it.

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Survey Finds More Body Shops Researching OEM Repair Procedures

The latest “Who Pays for What?” survey indicates that 61% of shops say they’re researching OE procedures on “all” or “most” vehicles.

The latest "Who Pays for What?" survey from Collision Advice and CRASH Network indicates that more than three in five shops (61%) say they're researching automaker repair procedures on “all” or “most” of the vehicles they repair, a nine percentage point gain since 2020.

“It’s still not a high enough percentage, because this must be done every time, but at least awareness of this vital step is increasing,” said Mike Anderson of Collision Advice, who conducts the quarterly surveys with CRASH Network. “OEM information is complex, and can change. I recently wrote an estimate on three of the same year and model of vehicles, but the alignment procedures and battery disconnect procedures were different based on trim levels and engine types.”

Classic Collision Expands into Florida Keys

Classic Collision has announced the acquisition of Cooper’s Paint & Body Shop in Key West, Fla.

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Consolidation news from the week of July 1.

CIECA to Hold Webinar on V2X Technology

The webinar, “Why the Collision Industry Should Be Interested in V2X,” will be held on July 25 at 2 p.m. EST.

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Tint World Expands Texas Footprint with East Houston Location

The National Automotive Styling Centers franchise announced the opening of its 25th store in the state.

GFS Names Platinum Equipment Preferred Refinish Distributor for Illinois

Founded in 2020, Platinum Equipment supplies, installs and services a variety of automotive repair equipment, including paint booths and frame racks.

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Fix Network to Host 2025 Global Conference in Mexico

The conference will take place April 27-May 1, 2025 at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort in Mexico.