MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (December 15, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded for the third time in just 30 days, in three separate states, and with three separate transactions.

In a distinctive growth move, ABRA announced today the acquisition of Consolidated Collision Center in Park Forest, Illinois, three CARS, Inc. locations in Knoxville, Tennessee and Murdock Collision Center in Woods Cross, Utah.

The additional openings increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 258 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 acknowledged the company has seen tremendous growth in 2014 and today’s acquisitions cap off a remarkable year.  “These are exciting times at ABRA. Our vision for the future and our long-term growth strategy is proceeding nicely and we couldn’t be more pleased. We are proud of the dedicated work of our employees, the trust of our customers, and the support of our insurance partners. ABRA’s success is truly a team effort.”

The company 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.

Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Business Development echoes Rouse’s sentiments. “We continue to evolve and grow with a changing industry. For over 30 years ABRA’s mission has been to be the best auto body and glass company in America. Our people, our processes, and our commitment to excellence are what set us apart and makes ABRA a leader.”

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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