“People are keeping their cars longer so naturally there will be more dents and dings. Demand for a concept like Collision on Wheels delivering convenience and quality body work at prices lower than a traditional body shop charges is very appealing to consumers in today’s economy,” says Longe.
The company recently appointed Dick Atchity as Executive VP and COO, formerly National Sales Manager for ServiceMaster Clean and National Manager of Sales Planning for Safelite AutoGlass. They also added two Regional Sales Directors and a National Business Development Manager to help support franchisees sales effort and secure national accounts.
In addition, the mobile concept has garnered the attention of several insurance companies who are working with CW to provide their customers with efficient and quality auto body service while creating efficiencies in their own businesses.
As demand for consumer convenience and money saving services increases, the demand on Collision on Wheels franchisees to provide a more efficient estimating process was identified. To that end, the company recently signed a multi-year contact with CCC Information Service, Inc. a company that provides auto body estimating software. The software, called Pathways, makes it easier for franchisees to estimate, creates consistent franchise pricing from coast to coast and speeds up the repair process for retail and wholesale customers.
There are over 55 Collision on Wheels location in the U.S. with the newest CW markets opening up in Chattanooga Tennessee, Lansing, Michigan, Orange County California, Columbia, South Carolina, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Southern California, Orange County, New York and Fort Pierce, Florida.