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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 08:49

Maaco Celebrates 50th Anniversary Milestone

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Maaco, North America’s body shop and a leader in the $38 billion automotive paint and collision industry, is celebrating its 50th year of business on the heels of a record-breaking year.

Founded in 1972 by Anthony Martino, Maaco began its operations with a pilot location in Wilmington, DE. In less than five years, Maaco quickly grew to nearly 200 franchised locations, a testament to its powerful business model.

 

“With our loyal customers, our dedicated network of owners and our time-honored brand name, Maaco has proven that we can stand the test of time,” said Chris Dawson, president, Maaco. “Like many businesses, the pandemic forced us to reexamine our operations and breathe new life into our business. This fresh perspective positioned us for a record-breaking 2021. Now Maaco is better than ever as we head into our milestone anniversary celebration.” 
 
Longtime franchise owners Robert and Shirley Shriver opened their Akron, OH, Maaco facility in 1989. To this day, the husband and wife duo continue to be deeply engaged in the brand’s growth, with Shirley currently serving as chair for Maaco’s franchisee advisory council and Robert introducing potential new owners to the Maaco franchise model.
 
“Our journey with Maaco has flown by and we cannot believe we are here celebrating the brand’s 50th anniversary,” said Robert and Shirley Shriver. “We feel fortunate for the lifelong friends we have made through the years, whether it’s other Maaco owners across the country, industry vendors or neighboring businesses in our community. We’ve been able to grow a profitable business that provides financial stability, while building a network we can count on at every turn.”
 
Through the years, Maaco has repaired more than 20 million vehicles, expanded its operations into Canada and...


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