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Three collision repair multi-store operators have recently expanded.
Caliber Collision Centers
Caliber Collision Centers, which has 79 locations in California and Texas, has announced the opening of a third center in El Paso, Texas. Its new El Paso-Mesa facility is located on North Mesa Street; the other two facilities are located on Gateway Boulevard East and Montana Avenue.
After remodeling and expanding the existing building, the new facility is now equipped with state-of-the-art repair equipment, Caliber says.
“The opening of our newest El Paso location further supports our long-term growth strategy," said Steve Grimshaw, Caliber Collision Centers CEO. "This center was specifically designed to more effectively restore hard-working Texans to the rhythms of their lives with world-class Caliber customer service.”
Added Mark Sanders, Caliber COO, “We’re excited about expanding our penetration into the El Paso area to meet the demanding needs of vehicle owners across the growing El Paso market. This center is strategically located to significantly increase our insurance carrier coverage as we continue to grow into being the collision repair provider of choice in every community we serve.”
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Minneapolis-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced the opening of a new repair center in metro Memphis, Tenn. The facility, located at 430 East Winchester Blvd. in Collierville will increase the number of ABRA repair centers to 101 in 12 states.
“ABRA built this repair center to meet the growing needs of vehicle owners and our insurance partners as the Memphis metro continues to expand," said Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s executive vice president of business development. "ABRA’s long-term plan has always been to make it convenient for the consumers in Memphis to get to a state-of-the-art ABRA repair center no matter where they happen to live or work.”
ABRA also announced that Andy Hanlon has been named general manager of ABRA-Collierville. Hanlon has been with ABRA for nearly seven years and was most recently general manager at ABRA-Wolfchase. He has also served as customer service manager and production manager.
“This repair center, consisting of 13,100 square feet, is ABRA’s newest prototype model,” Adelmann said. “We will be breaking ground in February in Olive Branch, Miss., with this same footprint, allowing us to add to our coverage in that part of the metro.”
ABRA says its plans for accelerated national growth over the next several years include acquiring existing repair centers, building new centers and awarding franchise agreements.
Chicago, Ill.-based Collision Revision has opened a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Aurora, Ill., that positions the shop to be the largest collision repair provider in the Aurora area, the second largest city in Illinois.
“Adding a second store in a large collision market like Aurora was a high priority for us this year,” said Brandon Thomas, vice president of acquisitions for Collision Revision. “We will now be able to further serve vehicle owners and insurance clients in the largest suburb of Chicago. Our existing customers in the Aurora-Naperville area will enjoy an even higher level of service because of the efficiencies created with multiple locations in the same market."
Collision Revision, Inc. is headquartered in Joliet, Ill., and was founded in 1976 by current chairman Roger A. D’Orazio. The company repairs over 28,000 automobiles per year at its 26 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Florida, and remains privately owned and operated.