CARSTAR and Farmers Insurance Donate Refurbished Vehicle to KS Native: Air Force Veteran, Student and Single Dad

Justin Padelli from Stilwell has given his service to our country. On March 19 CARSTAR and Farmers Insurance gave back to help Padelli get on track with a restored vehicle that will get him to school and to work.
Padelli served in the Air Force as a munitions specialist, maintaining, storing, building, and delivering munitions to the B2 aircraft.  He was stationed at Whiteman AFB in Missouri. After two years of service, he was granted an honorable discharge to take care of his two-year old daughter, Maddison, of whom he has sole custody.

CARSTAR Expands MSO Network in VA with the Addition of CARSTAR of Winchester

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced on February 25 the addition of CARSTAR of Winchester, VA to North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network.

CARSTAR of Winchester, which is owned by Alex Sowers and Chad Clovis, is now open at 3066 Shawnee Drive in Winchester, VA. The shop has been in business since 2004. Sowers and Clovis said they made the decision to join CARSTAR for the resources, training and industry expertise that the company offers a shop looking to grow and expand.

“We are really happy to partner with CARSTAR,” said Chad Clovis. “We fully believe that their proven production systems, industry experience and insurance relationships will be a big part of taking our facility to the next level in the coming years. It’s an exciting time for our team, customers and shop.”

CARSTAR of Winchester is housed in a 12,000-square-foot, full-service facility. They are fully equipped with the latest in collision repair technology, including CCC computerized estimating software, Chief and Chisum branded frame machines, and a Garmat heated downdraft paint booth. They also spray waterborne paints. 

In addition to complete collision repair, CARSTAR of Winchester offers domestic and foreign mechanical repair, paintless dent repair, and can provide towing and courtesy van services.

CARSTAR Announces Record Revenue of $712M in 2014

As CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts winds up its 25th anniversary celebration, it marks a record year for the company in sales, growth and industry performance. North America’s largest multi-store operator (MSO) announced that it finished 2014 with record revenue of $712 million, up nearly 10 percent from $649 million in 2013.

CARSTAR Expands to Cleveland, OH with Addition of Tim's Collision

CARSTAR announced on January 12 that the repair network's Tim’s Collision, located at 9158 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg, OH, has joined North America’s largest collision repair network. This is the second CARSTAR location for owners Jeremy and Theresa Orsky.

CARSTAR Adds Three-Store MSO in Midwest

CARSTAR is expanding in the Midwest with the addition of a three-store MSO.

CARSTAR Wilson Green Bay West and CARSTAR Wilson Niagara in Wisconsin, along with CARSTAR Wilson Norway in Michigan, are the latest additions to this collision repair network. The shops are owned and operated by Kevin and Ruth WilsonCARSTAR Wilson Green Bay West is located at 750 Hansen Road in Green Bay, WI.  CARSTAR Wilson Niagara is located at 785 Coolidge Avenue in Niagara, WI.  It is the first shop that Kevin Wilson built in 2002. CARSTAR Wilson Norway, located at 1715 E. US Highway 2 in Norway, MI, is Wilson’s second location, and also the shop where he worked as a tech for nine years before becoming an owner.

“We are extremely excited to become part of CARSTAR,” said Kevin Wilson. “As a MSO, it is often difficult to maintain consistency across all locations.  We are confident that the benefits offered by CARSTAR are the keys to continued growth, improvement and success in this industry.  We are looking forward to bringing our company to the next level as part of the CARSTAR family.”

All three shops feature heated downdraft paint booths, along with unibody and frame equipment.  Wilson also utilizes the CCC ONE® Total Repair Platform for computerized estimating, workflow, repair processes and an improved customer experience.

“We are excited to welcome Kevin and Ruth Wilson to the CARSTAR family,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts.  “A growing MSO is the perfect partner to benefit from the programs and resources that CARSTAR offers.  We look forward to working with the Wilsons to provide the highest-quality collision repair in the Midwest and seeing them grow into a larger MSO in the future.”