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Thursday, 20 October 2011 16:04

Caliber Collision Moves Headquarters to Texas, Acquires 911 Collision Centers in AZ, NV

Big changes are in store this month for one of the country’s biggest multiple shop operators (MSOs): Caliber Collision Centers.

Caliber Collision will be relocating the company’s corporate headquarters from Irvine, California to Lewisville, Texas—a suburb in the northern area of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

“Our relocation to Texas allows us to consolidate management spread across a number of locations in California and Texas,” said Steve Grimshaw, President and CEO of Caliber Collision Centers.

Caliber plans to move into their leased 16,397 square foot space at 401 E. Corporate Drive in Lewisville, Texas in mid-November. Caliber will move because of Dallas-Fort Worth’s affordable metropolitan area, central location, business-friendly environment and large, diversified workforce—all of which will support the company’s growth throughout the United States, said Grimshaw.

“Our move to Lewisville provides us with an opportunity to consolidate much of our management which is currently spread across a number of locations in California and Texas,” said Grimshaw.

Grimshaw also said the relocation does not indicate any change in the company’s approach to current or future markets. “Our first priority is to ensure we have sufficient coverage in our existing markets for our clients and customers. We also look to seek new geographic growth opportunities in states contiguous to California and Texas, such as Nevada and Arizona, and finally other markets based on our client’s needs.”

The planned move is aimed at supporting the company’s general focus on growth; Grimshaw said, “As we continue our strategic growth plans over the next five years, the move will allow us to consolidate the back end operations more efficiently with future large acquisitions.”

Grimshaw said that almost all employees currently working at the Irvine, CA headquarters were offered their same positions in the new Texas location, and any associates that are not moving are still working with Caliber to ensure a smooth transition.

The MSO, operator of several collision repair facilities in California and Texas, also announced on October 5 it has signed an agreement to acquire 911 Collision Centers; confirming suspicions of the merger within the industry.

Recognized as one of the premier collision repair companies in the southwest, 911 Collision Centers has seven locations including four locations in Tucson, Arizona, one location in Scottsdale, Arizona and two locations in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Steve Grimshaw, Caliber Collision Centers’ Chief Executive Officer announced, “Our acquisition of 911 Collision Centers sets a new cornerstone in Caliber’s continued expansion plans. After spending time with 911’s management team, it quickly became apparent that 911 Collision Centers provides Caliber with the perfect opportunity to enter the Arizona and Nevada markets behind a well-established, high quality brand.”

“Partnering with Caliber Collision Centers will allow us to grow exponentially over the foreseeable future while sharing corporate best practices and operational efficiencies across the Arizona, Nevada, Texas and California markets” said Michael Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of 911 Collision Centers.

This is Caliber Collision Centers first expansion into locations outside California and Texas and increases the company’s total number of locations from 84 to 91.

Caliber Collision Centers is now one of the largest collision repair companies in America with 91 I-CAR Gold Class Professional certified collision repair centers throughout California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas.

For more information about Caliber Collision Centers please see www.calibercollision.com.

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