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CS Welcomes 5 Facilities to FamilyWelcome to the Family

CARSTAR Kicks off the Fall Season with Five New Facilities

CARSTAR Kicks off the Fall Season with Five New Facilities CARSTAR, North America’s largest franchise network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, announces the addition of five new facilities this fall. All five facilities are located throughout Ontario, adding to the already massive Canadian footprint, with over 300…
Melissa
October 20, 2020
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CARSTAR Campbellton Opens in New Brunswick

CARSTAR Campbellton Opens in New Brunswick Hamilton, ON – June 30, 2020 – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Campbellton, conveniently located at 370 Dover Street, Campbellton New Brunswick, E3N 3M7. Owner of CARSTAR Campbellton, Mireille Bourgoin, has been in…
Melissa
September 11, 2020
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CARSTAR Berthierville Opens in Berthierville, Quebec

CARSTAR Berthierville Opens in Berthierville, Quebec Hamilton, ON – June 24, 2020 – CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities is proud to announce the opening of CARSTAR Berthierville, located at 11 rue Notre-Dame, Berthierville Quebec, J0K 1A0. This is the second CARSTAR…
Melissa
September 11, 2020
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CARSTAR Caledonia Opens in Ontario

CARSTAR Caledonia Opens in Ontario Hamilton, ON – April 14, 2020 – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Caledonia, conveniently located at 15 Greens Road, Caledonia Ontario, N3W 1X1. The owner of CARSTAR Caledonia, Joe Spano, has been in the…
Melissa
September 11, 2020
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CARSTAR Etobicoke Central Opens in Ontario

CARSTAR Etobicoke Central Opens in Ontario Hamilton, ON – March 31, 2020 – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Etobicoke Central, conveniently located at 28 Jutland Road, Etobicoke Ontario, M8Z 2G9. This is the second CARSTAR location for brothers George…
Melissa
September 11, 2020
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CARSTAR Abbotsford (Maximum) Opens in British Columbia

CARSTAR Abbotsford (Maximum) Opens in British Columbia Hamilton, ON – March 10, 2020 – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Abbotsford (Maximum), conveniently located at 2778 Emerson Street, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2T 3J6. This is the second CARSTAR location for…
Melissa
September 11, 2020
CARSTAR and Uniban Team MembersAuto Body News

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
CARSTAR Orillia (Exterior)Welcome to the Family

CARSTAR Orillia Opens in Orillia, Ontario

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, is celebrating the opening of CARSTAR Orillia, located at 4252 Wainman Line, Orillia Ontario, L3V 6H2. Owner of CARSTAR Orillia, Rob Bromley, has been in the collision repair industry for over 25 years. Starting his career working on…
Toby Cerqua
January 7, 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
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CARSTAR Barrhaven Opens in the Ottawa Region

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities is proud to announce the opening of CARSTAR Barrhaven, located at 550 Dealership Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2J 6H8. This is the third CARSTAR facility for the Myers Automotive Group who also owns 14 dealerships in the…
Toby Cerqua
December 11, 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
Owner Spotlight

Family Run Auto Repair Centre Wins Local Award

Local premier collision repair centre continues to exceed customer expectations by earning local Readers Choice Awards for the sixth year in a row. CARSTAR Bridgewater, has been in the community for over 10 years. Facility owner, Kevin Emino, has been in the industry for almost 40 years. Together, he and…
Toby Cerqua
October 29, 2019
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CARSTAR Vaudreuil Opens in Vaudreuil Quebec

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities is proud to announce the opening of CARSTAR Vaudreuil, located on highway 40 at 115 Joseph-Carrier, Vaudreuil, QC, J7V 5V5. The Magnan Group owns CARSTAR Vaudreuil. This team is lead by Patrice Magnan, who also owns…
Toby Cerqua
October 10, 2019
CARSTAR Don Golden's (Exterior)Welcome to the Family

CARSTAR Don Golden’s Opens in Grand Prairie

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities is proud to announce the opening of CARSTAR Don Golden’s, located at 12624 - 99 Street, Grande Prairie Alberta, T8V 4G9. Don Golden’s has been a part of the Grand Prairie community for over 35 years…
Toby Cerqua
September 18, 2019
CARSTAR Fort Saskatchewan (Exterior)Welcome to the Family

CARSTAR Fort Saskatchewan Opens in Alberta

CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Fort Saskatchewan, conveniently located at 11512 - 88 Avenue, Forth Saskatchewan Alberta, Canada, T8L 0K1. This is the third CARSTAR location for owners Anton Wootliff and Ming Xu, but the first location for co-owner…
Toby Cerqua
September 10, 2019
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CARSTAR Unique Saskatoon Opens in Saskatchewan

Hamilton, ON – July 31, 2019 – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Unique Saskatoon, conveniently located at 1935 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada, S7K 1W3. Owned by Dan and Nicolle Rawlyk, CARSTAR Unique Saskatoon is located in an auto…
Toby Cerqua
July 31, 2019
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CARSTAR Hope Launches in British Columbia

Hamilton, ON – July 30, 2019 – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Hope, conveniently located at 966 - 6th Avenue, Hope British Columbia, Canada, V0X 1L0. CARSTAR’s newest multi-store owner, Bill Davidson, who recently purchased CARSTAR Quality Assured –…
Toby Cerqua
July 30, 2019
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CARSTAR Cochrane Opens West of Calgary

Hamilton, ON – July 24, 2019 – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announces the opening of CARSTAR Cochrane, conveniently located at 6 River Heights Dr, Cochrane, AB T4C 2A4. Located just west of Calgary, is CARSTAR Cochrane, in one of the fastest growing communities…
Toby Cerqua
July 24, 2019
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CARSTAR Hochelaga Opens in Montreal, Quebec

Hamilton, ON – June 20, 2019 – CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities is proud to announce the opening of CARSTAR Hochelaga, located at 2425 Rue Desautels, Montreal Quebec, H1N 3B5. Maxime Waked, owner of CARSTAR Hochelaga, is a young franchise partner…
Toby Cerqua
June 20, 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
Cornforth Campbell North Franchise Partners.Welcome to the Family

CARSTAR Cornforth Campbell North Opens in the Evergreen State

CARSTAR Cornforth Campbell North Opens in the Evergreen State CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Cornforth Campbell North, located at 407 East Main Ave., Puyallup, WA 98372. CARSTAR Cornforth Campbell, Kurt Johnson’s first facility, has an over 80-year history in…
pstroot
March 12, 2019
CARSTAR Tatmans Franchise Partners - Chris, Tim and MattOwner Spotlight

Tatman’s CARSTAR Upholds Family Legacy with New Location

Tatman’s CARSTAR Upholds Family Legacy with New Location CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of Tatman’s CARSTAR, located at 701 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821. His father opened up a collision repair center in 1959 and Tim Tatman, owner of…
pstroot
March 12, 2019
CARSTAR Douglas Auto Body Ownership TeamWelcome to the Family

CARSTAR Douglas Auto Body Opens in Pasadena

CARSTAR Douglas Auto Body Opens in Pasadena CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Douglas Auto Body, located at 2453 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107. Originally started in 1956 by their father, CARSTAR Douglas Auto Body’s owners Armen and…
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
CARSTAR Edge team outside a locationAuto Body News

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
Celebrating a grand opening in San CarlosOwner Spotlight

CARSTAR’s Largest Multi-Store Owner Celebrates Grand Opening

CARSTAR Chilton Auto Body Santa Clara hosts grand opening event; presents donation to San Francisco 49ers Foundation for STEM education CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, hosted a grand opening event in celebration of its largest multi-store owner joining the CARSTAR family.…
pstroot
March 2, 2019
Red car driving on a road under an open skyAuto Body News

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
Michael MacalusoOwner Spotlight

A Moment with Michael Macaluso

We found a moment with Michael Macaluso, President of CARSTAR for North America, to learn more about his history, thoughts on the industry and future plans. Continue Reading A Moment with Michael Macaluso
pstroot
February 20, 2019
Russos Collision Franchise PartnerWelcome to the Family

CARSTAR Russo’s Collision Opens with Plans to Continue Growth

CARSTAR Russo’s Collision Opens with Plans to Continue Growth CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of its 15th Pennsylvania location, CARSTAR Russo’s Collision, located at 18 Crozerville Road, Aston, PA 19014.Having grown up in a collision repair facility, CARSTAR Russo’s Collision owner…
pstroot
February 8, 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
Interior Image of an Auto Body ShopAuto Body News

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
Ribbon Cutting CeremonyAuto Body News

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
CARSTAR 30th Anniversary LogoAuto Body News

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
CARSTAR LogoAuto Body News

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