CONSOLIDATOR REPORT: Gerber Collision, ABRA Announce New Locations - BodyShop Business

CONSOLIDATOR REPORT: Gerber Collision, ABRA Announce New Locations

The Boyd Group Inc. has acquired Diamondback Collision Center in Glendale, Ariz., which will now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass name. This acquisition was completed on Aug. 10, 2009.

The new location is approximately 18,000 square feet and will serve consumers and insurance clients in the northwest suburban Phoenix area. Including this acquisition, Boyd Group now owns and operates 37 centers in Canada and 47 centers in the U.S., for a total of 84 centers in North America.
Boyd Group says it’s continuously looking to add new collision repair locations to its existing network in Canada and the U.S. Contact Kim Allen, business development manager, at (847) 410-6003 or [email protected] for more information.

In other consolidation news, Minneapolis-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass awarded a franchise repair center to Randy Nehring in Sioux Falls, South
Dakota. Nehring is also the owner of Saturn of Sioux Falls, Cadillac of
Sioux Falls and Sioux Falls Ford.

In addition to collision
repair, the 10,000-square-foot ABRA-Sioux Falls repair center also offers auto glass repair/replacement and
paintless dent removal.

“Randy and his team have been running extremely successful new car
dealerships in Sioux Falls for many years,” said Rollie Benjamin,
president and CEO of ABRA. “With their emphasis on integrity, their
professional staff and leadership fit perfectly with our corporate
philosophy. We are confident that the Sioux Falls repair center will
perform at the high standards expected of all ABRA centers.”

When asked of his decision to open an ABRA franchise, Nehring said, “I
became very interested in the ABRA system after seeing the metrics of
their Aberdeen franchise. The procedures, training and marketing
support provided by their corporate staff will allow us to deliver
industry-leading levels of efficiency and quality.”

ABRA now has 96 facilities in 11 states. Visit for more information.

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