Driven Brands Collision Group Gifts 5 Customers with $5,000

CARSTAR Bancroft gifting April Hannah, right.

Driven Brands’ collision group, home to ABRA Auto Body Repair of America, CARSTAR U.S., CARSTAR Canada and Fix Auto USA, gifted five customers with $5,000 following the 2022 holiday season and into the new year.

Through this "surprise and delight" effort, owners from the ABRA, CARSTAR U.S., CARSTAR Canada and Fix Auto USA families nominated their customers for the chance to receive the award.

“Our franchise family has a deep commitment to supporting the members of the communities in which they work and live,” said Chris Dawson, collision and paint president, Driven Brands. “This past year has provided challenges for all, and our owners were thrilled to be able to provide extra support and appreciation to their amazing customers.”

2022 proved a challenging year across the collision repair industry. Continued supply chain challenges and the rising cost of parts and materials, coupled with labor shortages across North America, meant increased hardships for both customers and collision repair facilities. Many customers experienced financial burdens, leading to increased stress when having their vehicles repaired. ABRA, CARSTAR and Fix Auto USA wanted to provide their customers with support and thank them for their patience and trust.

ABRA Cloquet, located in Scanlon, MN, gifted $5,000 to customer Tim Homstad, a long-time customer of ABRA Cloquet, bringing all of his vehicles and children’s vehicles to the team for repairs. He has built a long-standing relationship with the team at ABRA Cloquet, and he was incredibly grateful for the gift.

CARSTAR Fairborn C&H, located in Fairborn, OH, gifted $5,000 to customer Carlette. Carlette came to the CARSTAR team to have her vehicle repaired early in 2022 to find out a crucial structural part was on national back order. While the team was doing everything they could, the part took a few months to arrive before the vehicle could be returned to Carlette. During the entire process, she remained patient and trusting of the team and CARSTAR Fairborn C&H was thrilled to gift her.

CARSTAR Bancroft, located in Bancroft, ON, Canada, gave the gift to April Hannah, a police officer in the Bancroft community. Hannah has dealt with a long and stressful vehicle repair, yet has been trusting and patient with the CARSTAR Bancroft team as they tackled the various repairs that her vehicle needed.

CARSTAR Ste-Agathe, located in Val-David, QC, Canada, was excited to give its customer, Kevin, the $5,000. Kevin and his family faced a few hardships heading into the holiday season, yet he remained optimistic and courteous during his repair process. The CARSTAR Ste-Agathe team was overjoyed to help this family in their time of need.

Fix Auto Kenmore, located in Kenmore, WA, provided its customer, Carrie, with the gift. Carrie had recently purchased her new vehicle when she experienced an unfortunate accident. The Fix Auto USA location had to source new and used parts to complete the repair, which led to a longer repair timeline. Through it all, Carrie maintained a positive attitude, being very kind and gracious to the entire Fix Auto Kenmore team. Fix Auto Kenmore said they couldn’t think of any customer more deserving than Carrie.

“It is inspiring to see the care each of our owners has for their customers,” said Dawson. “Their compassion and dedication are what makes their businesses so successful. We look forward to continuing to see their involvement in their communities!”

Source: Driven Brands

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