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Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:09

Service King Collision Repair Centers Acquires Collision Authority

Service King Collision Repair Centers (Service King), a multi-state operator of high-quality collision repair facilities and one of the fastest growing collision repair companies nationwide, announced today it has acquired Las Vegas-based Collision Authority, effective immediately.

Service King, with more than 110 locations in Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and now Nevada, acquired Collision Authority's 6 collision repair centers in the Las Vegas-Henderson area.

"Service King looks forward to serving the Las Vegas market's insurance community, auto dealers, and customer base with the service and high quality repairs that they expect," said Chris Anderson, Market Vice President for Service King. "Collision Authority is the premier provider of high quality repairs and exceptional customer service in the southern Nevada market. Starting in 1991, Michael Spears, Vicki Dessaints, and Bill Falls built a locally owned company with high integrity and values. We look forward to expanding their successful culture and operations."

With this acquisition, Service King will now operate 18 repair shops in the western United States. Collision Authority's state-of-the-art repair facilities cover 210,000 square feet and are capable of serving more than 1,500 cars per month.

Collision Authority's partners, Michael Spears and Vicki Dessaints, and 130 team members will be joining more than 2,300 Service King teammates across the country. Mr. Spears has over 22 years of industry experience, helping grow Collision Authority to become the largest and most successful chain of auto body shops in Nevada.

"We never intended to sell, but after spending considerable time with Service King, we knew that Service King would be a great fit," said Spears. "Service King shares the same commitment to high quality customer service and teammate values that made our stores number one in Las Vegas. This is an excellent opportunity for myself, Vicki and the entire Collision Authority team to join the premier and growing Service King brand."

"With our current presence in Arizona, we are excited about the opportunity to expand into Nevada and be able to serve our customers and the insurance community in the Western United States," said Chris Abraham, Chief Executive Officer of Service King. "We welcome the Collision Authority team and are thrilled that they will be joining the growing Service King family."

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