First West Virginia Maaco Now Open in Martinsburg

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Maaco, a new addition to Martinsburg, WV, held a ribbon cutting event Oct. 3. From left are Ryan Schneider, Mike Langston, Martinsburg Mayor Kevin Knowles, Jaren Kirkland, Campbell Martens, Isabella Andrawos, Amanda Smith, Larry Langston, Jasmin Lebrock and Elizabeth Webster. Credit: Journal photo by Toni Milbourne.

Campbell Martens, one of the owners of the newly opened Maaco located at 1357 Edwin Miller Blvd. in Martinsburg, WV, explained his job as a delivery driver for Amazon helped him realize the need for an affordable body shop in the area. 

He said the trucks he and his co-owners drive often receive dents and scratches, needing repairs from time to time.

The ability to provide commercial work was a factor in determining to open a Maaco franchise.

“One of my biggest concerns was that body shops are so backed up,” Martens said. “We researched Maaco and signed up for the franchise.” 

He has three partners in the business. Larry Langston, Jaren Kirkland and Gary Schneider joined Martens in the business that opened to the public Oct. 3.

A graduate of Shepherd University, Martens said he wanted to stay. In the area and was happy when the opportunity to open the franchise arose.

“We are the first Maaco franchise in the state of West Virginia,” Martens said. “There was no better place to open than Martinsburg."

Maaco has provided service to more than 20 million cars since 1972 when the company began, earning high ratings for customer service and quality of work.

The repairs completed at Maaco shops around the country number approximately 500,000 annually. Providing a best price guarantee and lifetime warranty has helped make the company a household name for several decades.

“Now that we are open, we are excited to be able to provide an affordable body and paint shop in this area,” Martens said. “We are proud to offer fast turnaround and excellent work."

The facility offers free estimates and accepts insurance payments as well, providing dent and collision repair as well as a full paint shop. The body tech team is highly experienced, bringing multiple years of experience to the business.

The Martinsburg location is open six days per week with hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is closed on Sundays. 

For more information or to schedule an estimate for work, contact Maaco at 304-756-5543.

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