MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (April 10, 2015) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it expanded in Chicago with two separate acquisitions that added four collision repair centers to the metropolitan area.

Today’s transactions included the acquisition of three Zak’s Hi-Tech Collision Centers in Blue Island and Crestwood, Illinois, just outside the Chicago city limits and Acacia Park Auto Body in Chicago, Illinois.

With the newest additions, Illinois now stands as ABRA’s largest market having 41 collision repair centers in the state. This comes just one year after the company first entered the Chicagoland market and is yet another example of its aggressive growth plan. ABRA’s national collision portfolio has reached an impressive 271 centers in 20 states.

As it continues to expand across the country, the company focuses on implementing an operational excellence philosophy in each of its repair centers, making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and customers. ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Duane Rouse says, “We are pleased to continue to expand our presence in Illinois. Establishing a foothold in a growing number of key locations in the state gives us even more opportunities to show our insurance partners and customers our best-in-class operating methods and innovative service model.”

The company’s management team isn’t losing focus on what’s important. ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Scott Krohn says the company has established positive relationships with insurance partners and earned the trust of customers. “It’s ABRA’s Op-Ex philosophy and superior processes that set us apart from competitors. As we continue to evolve and grow, we are working hard to maintain high customer satisfaction ratings in every repair center. Our industry-leading processes and commitment to excellence help assure our
customers they will receive the highest-quality workmanship and superior customer service at any ABRA center they visit.”

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead. 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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