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Thursday, 13 February 2020 17:44

CARSTAR John’s Body Shop Opens in Poulsbo, WA

Owners Joel Hanson and Emily Swain Owners Joel Hanson and Emily Swain

CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR John's Body Shop, located at 5795 NE Minder Road, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

The facility opened as John’s Bodyworks in 1978 by John Ball. John’s nephew Joel Hanson grew up in this repair center, which sparked his interest for collision repair. As a body technician from 18 onwards, at various facilities in the area, Joel and his partner Emily Swain were proud to take on this family shop in 2016, and make significant updates to its operations.

“We were excited to reinvest into the business to ensure we were equipped with everything needed for modern collision repairs,” says Emily Swain, owner, CARSTAR John’s Body Shop. “Joining CARSTAR was a part of that and we did a lot of research to ensure this would be the right fit. After talking with existing owners and visiting other facilities, we felt like it was a perfect fit.”


CARSTAR John’s Body Shop is an 8,400 square foot facility, with the same fantastic and longstanding team. Working towards earning their I-CAR Gold certification, the industry’s highest role-relevant training achievement, the team also has goals to earn OEM certifications relevant for their market.


“We know how personal this business is for owners like Joel, because it has spanned across generations,” says Dean Fisher, president, CARSTAR. “That is why the comradery amongst our owners is like a family and we work hard to create opportunities for franchise partners to build on these relationships. Events like our EDGE Performance Groups, MSO meetings, growth events and our annual North American conference allow our CARSTAR family to learn from one another.”


Excited about this new journey, the team at CARSTAR John’s Body Shop is looking forward to taking advantage of the new resources in CARSTAR to provide Poulsbo with premier collision repairs.


Please join us in celebrating the opening of CARSTAR John’s Body Shop!

CARSTAR John’s Body Shop
5795 NE Minder Road,
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-2938
Monday to Friday: 8AM – 5PM

For more information on CARSTAR visit CARSTAR.com.


CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 700 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $4 million for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy across North America. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit CARSTARFranchise.com.

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