Crash Champions Expands in California

Crash Champions Expands in California

Crash Champions announced it has acquired Stymeist Collision Centers, which operates four collision repair centers in Northern California.


Crash Champions announced it has acquired Stymeist Collision Centers, which operates four collision repair centers in Northern California. The acquisition expands Crash Champions’ California network to more than 100 repair
centers across the state, complementing its nationwide lineup of more than 600 repair centers in 36 states.

The acquisition officially closed on Jan. 20.

“Welcoming the Stymeist Collision Centers team to Crash Champions is another stride forward in our strategic growth plan across California,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “As one of the most well-known family businesses in the region, Stymeist complements our values of operational excellence, superior service and ongoing engagement in the local community. Crash Champions is intentional about acquiring and partnering with high-quality businesses that share these guiding principles, and we look forward to continuing the strong legacy that Steve Stymeist has built — now as members of the Crash Champions team.”

Stymeist Collision Centers has been serving the El Dorado and Amador County region for more than three
decades with two locations in Placerville, Calif., and a pair of locations serving the Jackson, Calif., community.

“Since opening Stymeist Collision in 1986, our team has been committed to serving El Dorado and Amador
counties with best-in-class collision repair service,” said Steve Stymeist, owner of Stymeist Collision
Center. “We are proud of the legacy that our team has built and look forward to continuing that mission
as part of an industry leader like Crash Champions. As we met with Crash Champions, we quickly realized
that our teams share a passion for best-in-class operations, quality and a commitment to the local
community. We look forward to the long-term value this new chapter will bring.”

Independent collision repair centers and owners interested in joining the Crash Champions team are
encouraged to visit crashchampions.com/sell-your-shop to learn more about the process and
opportunities available.

You May Also Like

Crash Champions Acquires Family Motors Auto Body in Bakersfield, Calif.

Crash Champions now operates more than 50 repair centers across Southern California and more than 630 locations across 37 states.

Crash Champions has announced the acquisition of Family Motors Auto Body in Bakersfield, Calif. The collision repair center is located at 6860 District Blvd. in Bakersfield and transferred operations to Crash Champions effective April 12.

“We are thrilled to expand our team to the Bakersfield community,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “This is another strategic acquisition that will enhance our service across the region for customers and business partners. We’re proud to welcome the Family Motors Auto Body team to Crash Champions.”

Crash Champions Appoints Industry Veteran to Board of Directors

Barrett Callaghan brings two decades of industry experience to Crash Champions from Shift Technology and CCC Intelligent Solutions.

Marine Corps Veteran Joins Maaco Family

Quincy Land, owner of the newly opened Maaco in O’Fallon, has 20 years of dedicated service as a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps.

Joe Hudson’s Announces Acquisition of Six New Locations

Joe Hudson’s Collision Center has acquired five Precision Hail and Collision locations across Texas and Patton Brothers Body and Frame in Athens, Ga.

Crash Champions Acquires Fender Mender Collision in Encinitas, Calif.

Crash Champions now operates a network of more than 100 locations across the state of California.

Other Posts

Executive Interview: Matt Ebert, Founder and CEO of Crash Champions

Jason Stahl interviews Matt Ebert on his rise from technician to leader of a 600-plus shop network.

Consolidator Report

Consolidation news from the week of May 6.

Consolidator Report

Consolidation news from the week of April 29.

Crash Champions Hosts Biannual Operations Leadership Conference

The three-day event featured presentations from Crash Champions Founder and CEO Matt Ebert, executive leadership, senior operations leaders and more.