MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 21, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded for the second time in a week, announcing the acquisition of Chaney’s Restoration and Auto Body in Troy, Ohio – about 20 miles north of Dayton. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ABRA entered the Ohio market less than six months ago and now has 15 repair centers in the state. Today’s acquisition increases the company’s overall repair center portfolio to 252 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 is pleased with the progress the company is making in the region. “In the short time ABRA has been in Ohio, we’ve made important strides in meeting the demand and earning the trust of our customers and insurance partners. We look forward to building on our track record of success and see outstanding growth prospects in the market.”

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.

Scott Krohn, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations says the company’s success can be attributed to dedicated people and proven operations. “Our entire team is committed to serving customers and consistently providing them with a superior repair experience. Our OpEx philosophy and industry-leading processes are why we continue to rate high in customer satisfaction and have exceptional cycle times across 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