ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands to New Jersey and the Northwest
Nov. 2, 2015—ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, has announced on Friday its first ever expansion to the New Jersey area. It is reported that 12 new repair centers will be added to its portfolio in the next few days, including body shops from the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey area.
The acquisition includes 11 CollisionMax Auto Body and Glass repair centers throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey, as well as Blue Hen Collision Repair Center located in Dover, Del. “For the past thirty years we have built our reputation around excellent customer service and a high quality repair, each of which is well aligned with ABRA’s mission,” said Pat Beavers, CollisionMax Auto Body and Glass COO. “This transaction will bring increased opportunities for our communities, business partners, and team members alike.” Beavers, a past FenderBender Award winner, helped CollisionMax open its third facility in 1987 and by 1995, at just 26, was named the company’s first non-family co-owner. He has since helped grow the business into an 11-shop, $32-million-a-year collision repair powerhouse as COO.
This latest expansion more than doubles ABRA’s presence in the Northeast to a total of 24 repair centers just six months after entering the region; totaling ABRA’s national repair center count to 332 in 24 states. “The Northeast presents tremendous potential for continued and controlled growth despite being a very new market for us,” said Duane Rouse, president and CEO of ABRA. “We carefully consider the brand fit and reputation each time we grow and I am confident these additions will continue to drive success for us and our business partners in these states for years to come.”
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. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com.