Sunday, 05 April 2015 17:00

CARSTAR Expands in Chicago with Addition of CARSTAR Ideal Auto Body

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced on April 6 that CARSTAR Ideal Auto Body has joined the MSO's collision repair network, expanding its presence in Chicago to 19 locations.

CARSTAR Ideal Auto Body, owned by James Irmen and managed by Rob Irmen, is located at 3212 Nordic Rd. in Arlington Heights, IL. The Irmens have more than three decades of experience in the collision repair industry.

They made the decision to join CARSTAR based on the resources the company offers to individual shop owners, allowing them to remain competitive in the current market while still giving customers the personal care of a family-run business.

"We are excited to be joining CARSTAR,” said Rob Irmen. “After 35 years in the collision repair business, we have seen a lot of changes. We feel that with all of the consolidators buying up shops, it will be hard for the independent owner to compete in this new marketplace. By joining CARSTAR we will be able to keep our unique identity while having the strength of a nationwide organization behind us."

CARSTAR Ideal Auto Body sits in a 10,000-square-foot full-service facility that offers the latest technology, tools and equipment. The shop features Chief brand frame equipment, two spray booths with heated downdraft, Miller and HTP welders, and Audatex estimating software.

“CARSTAR has an excellent presence and reputation for the highest customer service and satisfaction in the Chicagoland area,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts. “We are happy to see the Irmens join our ever-growing network of collision repair shops, and look forward to them delivering the same high quality that CARSTAR customers have come to expect.”