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Monday, 20 April 2020 19:49

Owner of CARSTAR Allstar Collision in CA Named 2019 Citizen of the Year

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Dean Seif and his family after receiving the award for Citizen of the Year. Dean Seif and his family after receiving the award for Citizen of the Year.


Dean Seif, owner of CARSTAR Allstar Collision in Corona, CA, was named the 2019 Citizen of the Year by the CORONA Chamber of Commerce.

The local businessman and philanthropist was recognized Feb. 6 during an awards ceremony held at Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona. This is the 109th year the chamber has recognized individuals and local businesses.


“I was absolutely honored to receive the Citizen of the Year award by the CORONA Chamber of Commerce,” said Seif, who has been involved with the chamber for the last 15 years. “I feel special.”


Bobby Spiegel, president and CEO of the CORONA chamber, said Seif has an excellent background in creating processes.


“To open a business, it takes more than financial stability; it takes planning, organization and determination,” said Spiegel. “Seif’s business runs very smoothly, and customers continually brag about the quality of customer service and workmanship, the fair pricing and excellent turnaround time for repairing their vehicles.”


With a background in aerospace engineering, Seif purchased Allstar Collision in 2005 and coined the phrase for the body shop: “The Kings of Wreck ‘N’ Roll.” Over the years, the business has grown nearly three-fold, and became part of the CARSTAR franchise in 2015.


“Since then, we’ve taken it to the next level,” he said. “CARSTAR has really been a huge resource for us.”


In addition to being a board member and past chairman for the CORONA chamber, Seif is the president of the board for the Corona Chamber Foundation, executive board member and treasurer of the Corona-Norco United Way, on the governing board of the Corona Regional Medical Center, and is a member of the Corona Rotary Club.


Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in numerous organizations and charitable causes. Spiegel said both Dean and his wife, Shannon, have huge hearts and love for the area.


During Seif’s tenure as the CORONA chamber’s chairman of the board in 2015, the chamber engaged the foundation to seek financial assistance for a young veteran who lost his legs when an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan ignited. Dean and Shannon donated a car to be raffled off to raise funds for the young man’s recovery efforts.

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