Sunday, 21 September 2014 17:00

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Continues Illinois Expansion

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, continued its nationwide expansion with the announcement it had acquired Consolidated Auto Service Center in Forest Park, Illinois – just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. This news on Sept. 19, 2014 follows ABRA’s initial entry into the state last spring. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The recent growth in Illinois is part of the company’s aggressive and ongoing strategy to increase its national footprint. ABRA is one of the collision industry’s largest and most-respected multi shop repair operators in the United States. It uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners. ABRA’s portfolio now stands at 244 repair centers in 19 states.

“This newest acquisition in Illinois not only complements our current presence in the state, but offers our customers and insurance partners more options,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased with the positive outcomes we’ve achieved in just a few short months and look forward to accelerating our success in the near future.”

Daniel Hurt, owner of Consolidated Auto Service Center, acknowledges the importance of ABRA’s accomplishments in such a short period of time. “ABRA’s strong national reputation and their superior customer service benefits the community and will allow our employees to grow and flourish in the years ahead.”

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead 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.