CARSTAR Owner Opens 2 Locations in New Jersey


CARSTAR is proud to announce the opening of two locations in New Jersey, CARSTAR Proline Auto Body of Pinebrook and CARSTAR Proline Body & Chassis.

Todd Fontana has decades of experience in the automotive repair industry and is the owner of both CARSTAR Proline Auto Body of Pinebrook and CARSTAR Proline Body & Chassis. Fontana has always had an interest in cars. His interest developed even further when he turned 18 and bought himself a 1969 Pontiac Firebird for his birthday. This car quickly became both a passion project and learning opportunity for Fontana, who taught himself how to make all the modifications and fixes he desired. Fontana’s past experiences working in local shops and as a body painter encouraged him to become an owner.

“Joining the CARSTAR family has been like going to business school for the auto body world,” said Fontana. “I have seen first-hand the value of the working relationships CARSTAR has with its partners, and I feel inspired to keep my business growing.”

The Elmwood location, located at 545 River Drive, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407, measures nearly 9,000 square feet and is staffed with 16 driven team members. The Pinewood location, located at 91 US-46, Pine Brook, NJ 07058, is 7,000 square feet and is staffed with a nimble team of 10 individuals. Both facilities offer full-service collision repair, hold an I-CAR Gold Class certification and are OEM certified for Tesla.

“I feel comforted knowing I can lean on the resources that CARSTAR provides,” continued Fontana. “I am optimistic that these resources will empower me to open additional stores in the future.”

Fontana enjoys giving back to the community through local sports sponsorships and charitable donations to the St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital.

“Fontana has already shown exceptional promise and I look forward to watching him fulfill his goals to expand his reach with CARSTAR,” said Damien Reyna, COO, U.S. collision, Driven Brands.

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