Sunday, 11 January 2015 16:00

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.

The Orskys opened their first shop, CARSTAR Coach & Collision in Cleveland, OH, in 2010.  Jeremy Orsky has been in the collision repair industry his entire life.  His father, who now works for him as a painter at the Cleveland shop, is a body man and his mother worked for FinishMaster. His sister also works at the new facility. Jeremy Orsky's credentials include I-CAR instructor, and he says the new location will soon be certified I-CAR Gold.

“The decision to expand was easy.  It was just a good opportunity at an established shop in an area where there is not a lot of competition,” according to Jeremy Orsky.  “The previous owner was ready to get out, but he didn’t want to sell to a consolidator.  He was looking to sell to an individual that would carry on what he had built."

CARSTAR Tim’s Collision is a full-service facility.  The shop features three frame machines and three Car-O-Liner Speed Racks.  It has a heated down-draft spray booth and double-heated downdraft prep booth.  There is a drive-in estimating bay and full mechanical department with alignment machines, as well as a full detail center.  The shop is also air-conditioned and has in-floor radiant heat.

“It’s really an ideal situation for what we’re trying to do,” according to Jeremy Orsky.  “As we expand our business into multiple locations, this is going to be the flagship store.  I don’t think there is a shop in Northeast Ohio that’s as big as this.”

“It’s a testament to the great performance and operational leadership of CARSTAR franchisees when they are able to open an additional location,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts.  “We’re excited to see Jeremy and Theresa Orsky expand to a second store and continue to deliver the highest-quality collision repair in the Cleveland area.”