MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (December 31, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded yet again making it the company’s 81st repair center addition in 2014.

In one final year-end growth move, ABRA opened its newest franchise location in Wausau, Wisconsin, about 90 minutes northwest of Green Bay. The latest ABRA franchise is independently owned and operated by Keith Kocourek of Kocourek Auto Group.

The additional opening increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 259 in 20 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

“Kocourek Auto Group’s reputation for excellence, quality, and professionalism has been recognized in the Wausau area for more than 20 years,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “This is a tremendous opportunity in Wisconsin and caps off a remarkable year filled with growth. ABRA’s future is bright and the attention of our entire team is focused on the prospects ahead, anticipating a successful 2015.”

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

Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s Vice President of Franchise Development/Relations said, “Keith Kocourek is a fantastic business owner who epitomizes the ideals of leadership and ABRA values. He’s invested millions of dollars in a new repair facility and is committed to showing residents in the community why ABRA is one of the leading collision repairers in the country.”

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

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