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Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:01

Service King Opens 12th Location in Houston

Service King Collision Repair Centers, a Texas-based operator of collision repair facilities in the Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Austin markets, announced the opening of their 12th new collision center within the Houston marketplace on May 22. The shop is located in Clearlake, Texas, at 17080 Mill Forest Rd. This facility is the 48th location in Texas.

“Our strategic goal is to choose locations that are convenient for our customers and focus on the areas where the most growth occurs,” said Chris Abraham, president of Service King.

Added Justin Regan, vice president of the Houston market, “The new Service King facility represents the completion of our service coverage around the Beltway. We’ve been looking forward to this facility for over three years, and we’re very excited about it.”

The 40,622-square-foot facility will employ around 20 people at start-up and more than 45 as operations ramp up. It will be able to house more than 150 vehicles in production at any given time.

“This repair facility fits in line with our national growth strategy to serve growing communities with large populations,” said Regan. “Our methods for growth include acquiring existing collision repair shops as well as renovating brownfield locations and even greenfield locations if they’re in a prime location. Along with all of our Houston locations, this facility houses an onsite Enterprise Rent-A-Car location.

“Our number-one focus is to make sure each store is running at 100 percent in terms of quality repair, on-time delivery and customer service. We also want to make sure we’re offering the superior value and service that our insurance partners have come to expect from all of our Texas locations.

“The services offered by Service King throughout Houston are a mirror image of any Service King Collision Repair Center one would find throughout Texas, with a focus on customer service, quality repairs and on-going training. All repair work is backed by a written lifetime guarantee, providing the ultimate in quality and customer satisfaction, and visitors can expect the same clean, comfortable customer lobbies, accommodating to both customers and insurance partners.”

With 23 Dallas-Fort Worth locations, 12 Houston locations, eight San Antonio locations and five Austin locations, Service King recently announced national expansion plans to acquire nine collision center locations owned by Auto Body World in Arizona in July 2012.

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