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Undisputed Collision and Glass Leader in Canada

Driven Brands, the world’s largest and most diverse automotive aftermarket business is beginning to lay the foundation of a complete collision and glass offering in Canada, which was proudly on display at CCIF. CARSTAR, Canada’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities joined directly with sister company, Uniban,…
Toby Cerqua
February 5, 2020
CARSTAR 2019 HighlightsAuto Body News

Premier Collision Repair Leader Celebrates Banner Year

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…
Toby Cerqua
January 8, 2020
Auto Body News

Supporting the Edmonton Food Bank this Holiday Season

Edmonton area CARSTAR locations in partnership with the Edmonton Insurance Association teamed up to donate over 3,740lbs of food and over $700 in cash to Edmonton’s Food Bank. This is the Edmonton Insurance Association’s (EIA) 29th year participating in raising food and fund donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank. CARSTAR joined…
Toby Cerqua
December 17, 2019
Auto Body News

Over $4 Million Raised for Cystic Fibrosis

CARSTAR, North America’s leading provider of premier collision repairs, is celebrating a North American milestone of raising over $4 million for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy. “Our franchise family works tremendously hard to host events that raise valuable funds and awareness in their respective communities for cystic fibrosis,” says…
Toby Cerqua
December 5, 2019
Auto Body News

Impactful Fall EDGE Performance Group Meetings

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, celebrates a successful round of EDGE Performance Group meetings this fall. These biannual coast-to-coast meetings bring together each CARSTAR location within its respected zone to engage in financial focus groups and do a deep dive into best practices…
Toby Cerqua
November 20, 2019
Auto Body News

Honouring Local Canadian Service Members this Remembrance Day

Participating CARSTAR locations from across Canada are offering veterans and active duty members a free windshield treatment in honour of Remembrance Day. Retired Warrant Officer, with 21 years of service in various posts across Canada, Steve Ivankovic, welcomes gestures local business owners offer to show their gratitude. “Whenever members of…
Toby Cerqua
November 5, 2019
Auto Body News

CARSTAR Celebrates Employee Appreciation Month

Locations Across North America Award Technicians with a 3M™ File Belt Sander CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 13, 2019) – CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, is surprising 30 of its collision repair technicians with a 3M™ File Belt Sander in celebration of employee…
Toby Cerqua
May 13, 2019
CARSTAR 2019 ConferenceAuto Body News

CARSTAR 2019 Conference in Chicago: Acceleration

As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, is planning a tremendous gathering for its North American franchise partners, vendors, insurance carriers and industry leaders in Chicago this summer. Continue Reading CARSTAR 2019 Conference in Chicago: Acceleration
pstroot
March 12, 2019
CARSTAR Introduces the Collision Repair Industry to San Francisco 49ers Foundation STEM Leadership InstituteAuto Body News

CARSTAR Introduces the Collision Repair Industry to San Francisco 49ers Foundation STEM Leadership Institute

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, introduced the collision repair industry to a group of remarkable seventh grade students part of the San Francisco 49ers Foundation’s STEM Leadership Institute, a six-year curriculum which works to prepare students with high academic potential for…
pstroot
March 12, 2019
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CARSTAR Proprietary EDGE Performance Group Set To Drive Network Performance And Profitability In 2019

The CARSTAR proprietary EDGE Performance Group will continue to drive performance improvements across the CARSTAR network through national repair processes, performance standards, and focused training on delivering those standards. To provide hands-on training, CARSTAR hosts zone-aligned regional EDGE Performance Group (EPG) meetings to allow more CARSTAR franchise partners to participate…
pstroot
March 12, 2019
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Continued West Coast Growth for CARSTAR

CARSTAR, North America’s leading provider of premier collision repairs, is experiencing rapid store growth across the West Coast. CARSTAR started off 2018 with one location in San Jose, and over the past year has grown to 22 facilities across Northern California. Which each location locally owned and operated, these collision…
pstroot
March 1, 2019
CARSTAR 30th Anniversary LogoAuto Body News

Performance in CARSTAR Drives Corporate Growth

Performance in CARSTAR Drives Corporate Growth CARSTAR, North America’s leading premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces company-wide leadership realignment and promotions as it plans for strategic growth. Following a record year of performance, CARSTAR has plans to accelerate its growth as it enters its 30th year of business.…
pstroot
February 8, 2019
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Exclusive Regional Operational Support

The strength of the CARSTAR system and a key differentiator from its competitors are the field operations support. Unique in their training and role responsibilities, area managers of operations and zone directors ensure facilities in their territory uphold the CARSTAR reputation in-store. CARSTAR seeks to hire operational support staff who…
pstroot
January 29, 2019
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Growth in the Right Way

Across North America, the industry’s consolidation rates have yet to slow. Knowing that the trend is continuing at this pace, insurers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) alike are finding a multitude of benefits in working with multi-store operators (MSOs), like CARSTAR. Providing benefits of scale, consistency and accountability, CARSTAR is…
pstroot
January 29, 2019
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CARSTAR Celebrates 30 Remarkable Years of Business

Collision repair leader enters milestone anniversary year with plans to celebrate throughout 2019 CARSTAR, North America’s leading provider of premier collision repairs, is celebrating its 30th year of business, with plans to only accelerate its rapid growth. Marking this momentous anniversary, CARSTAR has plans to honor this occasion with new initiatives…
pstroot
January 23, 2019
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CARSTAR Offers Insurance Outlook for 2019

While the landscape of the collision repair industry is expected to consistently grow this year, that growth is likely to come from shops who are able to expand their businesses and open new locations, improve their efficiency and build their insurance relationships.  That is the focus of the CARSTAR U.S. Insurance team…
pstroot
January 17, 2019