Sunday, 12 April 2015 17:00

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Operations in Chicago

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced on April 10 that it expanded in Chicago with two separate acquisitions that added four collision repair centers to the metropolitan area.

The transactions included the acquisition of three Zak’s Hi-Tech Collision Centers in Blue Island and Crestwood, Illinois, just outside the Chicago city limits and Acacia Park Auto Body in Chicago, Illinois. With the newest additions, Illinois now stands as ABRA’s largest market having 41 collision repair centers in the state.

This comes just one year after the company first entered the Chicagoland market. ABRA’s national collision portfolio has reached an impressive 271 centers in 20 states.

ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Duane Rouse says, “We are pleased to continue to expand our presence in Illinois. Establishing a foothold in a growing number of key locations in the state gives us even more opportunities to show our insurance partners and customers our best-in-class operating methods and innovative service model.”

ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Scott Krohn says the company has established positive relationships with insurance partners and earned the trust of customers.

“It’s ABRA’s Op-Ex philosophy and superior processes that set us apart from competitors. As we continue to evolve and grow, we are working hard to maintain high customer satisfaction ratings in every repair center. Our industry-leading processes and commitment to excellence help assure our customers they will receive the highest-quality workmanship and superior customer service at any ABRA center they visit.”

Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development / Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).