Iowa and Illinois gain two new ABRA Auto Body And Glass Shops

by Tom Zoebelein - Fri, Oct 10, 2014 2:23 PM

ABRA’s growth in the Midwest continues this week with two new announcements. In Illinois, as part of an aggressive expansion in that state, ABRA auto Body and Glass announces that they have just acquired Corpo Collision Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. This marks the second acquisition in the Illinois market in the last two weeks.

Additionally, in Indiana, ABRA Auto Body and Glass announced the opening of its newest franchise in Fort Madison, Iowa marking ABRA’s 50th franchise shop opening.

With these additional openings, ABRA’s total repair center portfolio now stands at 247 auto body shops covering 19 states. As with the other announcements over the last few months, this accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive strategy to dramatically increase its national footprint.

ABRA points to a change in consumer demand as the fuel for ABRA’s aggressive growth strategy. Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer said “The expectations of vehicle owners and insurance partners continue to grow.“ “The favorable outcomes we’ve achieved in Illinois and around the Midwest are a direct result of industry experience, superior processes and our commitment to quality. We’re a trusted name in these communities.”

ABRA’s trajectory can be traced to an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners. ABRA uses this as a competitive distinction.

ABRA’s VP of Franchise development, Mark Wahlin had this to say about the Iowa expansion: “Expanding operations in Iowa makes sense. Offering top-quality collision repair and glass service across the country is what ABRA is all about.”

As ABRA plans to continue expanding in the next several months and years as part of its aggressive national growth strategy, it is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service.