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Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:00

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Closes on Fourth Acquisition in IL in Four Weeks

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced on February 27 it acquired Crash1 Off Alpine Collision Center in Rockford, Illinois. The transaction is ABRA’s fourth deal in three different states in less than a month.

The company said that the move signals it is hitting its growth stride as it executes an aggressive national growth strategy to dramatically increase its national footprint. In less than a year, ABRA’s repair center portfolio in Illinois has grown to 32 centers and its nationwide footprint now stands at 266 in 20 states. Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said he is pleased with the company’s performance and progress while it continues to develop its acquisition road map.

“We are always looking for opportunities to grow and demonstrate to new communities and insurance partners our innovative service model. We’re thrilled with the success we’ve achieved and plan to continue to build on it in the Midwest and across the country.”

Scott Krohn, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations said that maintaining superior processes and being a prominent industry leader is no easy task, but the company’s management team and talented employees are certainly up to it. “The commitment and dedication within ABRA is second to none,” Krohn said.

“We are continually looking for ways to improve and grow while still maintaining our best-in-class cycle times and high customer satisfaction ratings. Our proven processes, operating metrics, and top notch personnel are what differentiate us from our competitors.”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 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).

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