ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires Seven Repair Centers in Washington State

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (February 6, 2015) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it acquired a total of seven collision repair centers in Washington state.

In a move signaling another year of growth, ABRA acquired six Barrett’s Collision Centers in South Puget Sound/Tacoma and the Olympia area along with GW Auto Rebuild in Edmonds, Washington in two separate transactions. Terms of today’s deals were not disclosed.

The expansion comes less than two years after ABRA entered the region and increases its repair center portfolio to 264 in 20 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, says the company is
positioned for expansion and is always exploring opportunities in new and existing markets. “ABRA will continue to utilize its strong management team and talented employees to build on its accomplishments in 2015 and deliver value to our customers and business partners. Acquiring these repair centers is another opportunity to solidify our presence in the Pacific Northwest and enhance the success we’ve achieved in the region and across the country.”

The company uses an operational excellence philosophy resulting in industry-leading operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

Scott Krohn, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations believes the company’s success can be attributed to its proven processes. “It’s ABRA’s Op-Ex philosophy and superior processes that set us apart. We continue to evolve and grow while rating high in customer satisfaction. Our exceptional cycle times differentiate us from our competitors and make us an industry leader.”

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy.  It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.

Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com  or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development/Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

 

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com