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How Does Franchising Help Independent Shop Owners?

Market conditions have changed the dynamics of our business, drastically affecting every aspect of the collision repair industry. One of the largest impacts is to independent store owners. For them, going it alone isn’t producing the value it once had. Independent shop owners are choosing franchising as a solution and here is why. Operational Support

Service King’s San Antonio Teammates Raise $30,000 for Families of Fallen First Responders

The donation, made possible through the ongoing Service King Cares initiative and contributions raised from Service King’s sixth annual San Antonio Charity Golf Tournament, was officially presented on Nov. 13.

CARSTAR Richmond Hill Announces Ownership Change

The collision center has been passed on from CARSTAR franchise partners Young Jo Yoon and Steve Im to Tony Taj (current owner of CARSTAR Willowdale.)

CARSTAR Appoints New Vice President of Franchise Development

Sam Freeman enters this new role at CARSTAR after serving as the director of franchise sales for one of CARSTAR’s sister brands under the parent company of Driven Brands, Inc.

CARSTAR Opens New Location in Alberta, Canada

CARSTAR Olds is owned and operated by Rod Pedersen and managed by Randy Yantz. The store features a facility with updated equipment, offering a variety of services.

Caliber Collision Acquires Collision Care Auto Body Centers

The acquisition adds Val Fichera, Collision Care’s CEO and BodyShop Business’ 2015 Multi-Shop Executive of the Year, along with his six-sigma management staff to the Caliber team.

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Location in Washington State

The shop, which previously operated as City West Auto Body, is located in Airway Heights, Wash.

CARSTAR St-Félix-de-Valois Opens in Québec

Franchise partners Eric Henault and Jessy Dufresne have an over 4,500-square-foot facility, and Henault has over 25 years of experience in the auto repair industry.

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Location in Michigan

The center previously operated as part of the Seelye Ford car dealership.

Nagy’s Collision Center Welcomes Brian Kauf

Kauf has 20 years of experience in production management and resides in Orrville with his wife Lisa and daughters Brianna and Sierra.

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Location in Oklahoma

The Tulsa, Okla., center previously operated as Desert Rose Collision.

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Location in Oklahoma

The center previously operated as Finishing Touches Auto Body Shop and is located in Sapulpa, Okla., about 15 miles south of Tulsa.