Wednesday, 03 August 2022 10:49

CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage Opens in Fairport Harbor, OH


CARSTAR announced the opening of CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage at 1199 East St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077.

Jeff McKinney, owner of CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage, is a second-generation industry leader. The location itself was owned by McKinney’s father and was opened over 50 years ago. McKinney was around the collision repair industry throughout his childhood and began to take interest in the industry at the age of 10. After helping out around the facility through high school, McKinney went to college and then returned to work with his father. Following his father’s retirement over 15 years ago, McKinney took over the store.

“My father and I had been talking about our plans to grow our business for years,” said McKinney. “I saw the improvements that CARSTAR could make to the repair center and our processes, and knew it would be a great fit. Additionally, the family feel I’ve worked hard to maintain throughout my years in the business is very important to me, and CARSTAR can help us keep it that way.”

CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage is a 10,500-square foot facility and home to a team of seven employees. The facility is equipped with up-to-date tools and resources to provide the best quality collision repairs to its community. CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage is I-CAR Gold certified and retains on-site rental vehicles for the convenience of customers needing transportation while their car is being serviced.

“Shop culture is more important than ever before and CARSTAR promotes processes that help owners enhance their operations but also how they can maintain their strong culture even through the busy times,” said Dean Fisher, collision group president, Driven Brands. “We are always excited to welcome another longstanding family business that...

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