Brown’s Auto Salvage, located in Winchendon, Mass., is the latest automotive recycler to join the Team PRP network. It is the first Team PRP member in Massachusetts. The addition of Brown’s brings Team PRP’s membership total to 135 locations nationwide.
“Brown’s has established an excellent reputation in the New England area as a high-quality, environmentally-conscious auto parts recycler," said Mike Kunkel, chairman of the Team PRP national board of directors. "It’s certainly a pleasure to welcome them to Team PRP, particularly since it is evident that their business model is in keeping with our team vision and high standards.”
Brown’s Auto Salvage in Bomoseen, Vt. a 30-year-old business that was already a member of Team PRP had opened a second location in 2011, when owner Mark Brown partnered with J.C. Cahill. The newer Massachusetts location co-owners, Brown and Cahill, had known one another for several years prior to their decision to partner and open a facility that would serve the greater Boston area. Upon purchasing the facility two years ago, it was necessary for them to rebuild the business, refresh the inventory and hire all new employees in an effort to replicate the Vermont location.
“We wanted to have a top-notch facility that did a good business, where we had top-level employees, sold a good product with a good warranty and had good relationships with our customers,” said Brown.
Added Ron Wilbert, director of membership for Team PRP’s northeast region, "It’s exciting to finally have a Team PRP facility that can serve the huge market in Boston. I know John [J.C. Cahill] would have liked to have joined months ago, but he and Mark Brown made a smart decision to wait and adequately prepare, ensuring that they were totally equipped to assimilate into Team PRP.”