CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, caps off a banner year to close out its 30th anniversary celebrations.
CARSTAR owners experienced an average of 20 per cent sales growth across North America, which translates into over $1 billion in profitability. The CARSTAR family also continued to thrive in other respects including growth, as the network added over 100 new facilities in 2019 alone. Finally, in December, the collision repair leader celebrated raising over $400,000 for cystic fibrosis in 2019, pushing CARSTAR past the $4 million threshold in total funds raised for both Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since its partnership began over 20 years ago.
“Consistently putting customer experience and repair quality first, while giving back to the communities we serve are the founding values from 1989, that got us to this amazing position we are in today,” says Dean Fisher, president, CARSTAR. “Staying true to our humble beginnings is why we are able to celebrate such an exceptional year and coming off the heels of our 30th anniversary celebrations makes 2019 that much more memorable for us all.”
The brand celebrated its 30th anniversary by doing something unique each month to thank its customers, franchise family and colleagues for their continued support throughout its history. This included surprising 30 customers across North America by paying for their repair, celebrating its female franchise partners for Women’s History Month, rewarding 30 hardworking CARSTAR technicians, having NASCAR #88 driver Alex Bowman sporting a helmet drawn by winning cystic fibrosis champion and celebrating the opening of its 700th store – to name a few.
“We are grateful for our customers and franchise family so it was such a joy to take a moment each month to celebrate our valued relationships,” continues Fisher. “We are excited to close out the year on such a high note and motivated to raise the bar for excellence even higher 2020.”
Excellence is the theme for CARSTAR as it hits the ground running in 2020. A continued focus on staying ahead of industry advancements, supporting its growing franchise family across all departments and raising valuable funds for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy is how CARSTAR plans to continue outperforming itself.
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CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 700 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $4 million for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy across North America. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit CARSTARFranchise.com.