Gerber Collision & Glass (The Boyd Group Inc.) today announced the launch of a collision repair center in Orlando, Fla., which opened its doors on May 30, 2012, as well as the acquisition of another new location in Jessup, Md., on May 25, 2012. Both repair centers will operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. This brings the total number of U.S. locations in operation to 141, with two additional locations acquired and soon to be in operation.
The new Orlando repair center, originally acquired on March 22, 2012 and previously known as Leading Edge Collision, has 10,000 total square feet with 6,500 square feet of production space. Gerber first entered the Florida market in January and now has nine locations there.
The new Jessup repair center, Gerber’s eighth in Maryland, was previously known as ACI Auto Collision and has approximately 13,000 square feet, of which 11,000 square feet is production space. The Jessup center will help to bridge the territory between Gerber’s Laurel and Dundalk repair centers.
"With the opening of these two repair centers, we continue to strengthen our presence in Florida and Maryland and execute our growth strategy in North America," said Tim O’Day, president and COO of the Boyd Group’s U.S. operations. "In addition to these two new openings, we recently closed our Redmond, Wash., location and opened a new Redmond location with expanded repair capacity to enhance our ability to serve customers in this market."
The Boyd Group is continuously looking to add new collision repair locations to its existing network in Canada and the U.S. Interested collision repair center owners should contact Kim Allen at [email protected] or (847) 410-6003.