The CARSTAR Franchise
At our very core, CARSTAR is a family. Our Franchise Partners have worked hard for decades on their independent auto body businesses, which is why CARSTAR is passionate about maintaining your business and helping you grow.
We truly are a family of operators who want to help make your business even better. For customers, that’s making their car repair hassle-free. For our Franchise Partners, that’s making their business more successful.
At CARSTAR, we see the big picture, we work hard and are proud to be North America’s leader in the collision repair industry.
Meet the CARSTAR Auto Body Business All-Stars.
Our leadership team is at the top of their game and is dedicated to continually improving resources and partnerships to help our Franchise Partners grow.
Franchise Development Director
Collin has been tied to the automotive industry for his entire professional life. Working in various positions from mechanic to management in the auto service, OEM and rental industries, Welsh eventually found his way to CARSTAR over 7 years ago. Originally based in Eastern and Northern Ontario, Welsh spent years cultivating relationships with CARSTAR franchise partners, and also working with them strategically to grow and become multi-storeowners.
Today, Collin manages franchise development of any new locations, mergers or acquisitions that take place throughout Canada.
A History of Meaningful Work.
As one of the nation’s largest MSO networks, we take great pride in what we’ve accomplished for our business, our Franchise Partners and communities around the world. Every mile marker we’ve passed put us in a better position to help improve businesses and our communities:
CARSTAR opens first store in the United States. CARSTAR expands to Canada. Introduces first national warranty. Signs first insurance partner agreement and chooses Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as national charity of choice. Reaches $2 million raised for cystic fibrosis care and research. Acquired by Driven Brands. Roark Capital acquires Driven Brands. Launches EDGE North American Operational Performance Platform. Opened the 700th Location CARSTAR is North America’s largest multi-shop owner network with over 700 stores in 30 states and 10 Canadian provinces.
Giving Back While Moving Your Auto Body Business Forward.
CARSTAR is dedicated to improving the lives of customers and their communities. We’ve raised over $3 million in a 20-year partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And we’re not hitting the brakes. We’re involved in several national foundations and even more programs at the local level that allow us to give back to those in need, including:
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