ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires Bradshaw Collision Repair Centers

May 01, 2012 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, MN – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a Minnesota-based damaged vehicle repair company and industry leader announced today the acquisition of Bradshaw Collision Repair Centers in the Nashville, Tennessee area.

The deal firmly secures ABRA’s foothold in the Tennessee market and increases the total number of ABRA repair centers nationwide to 122 in 12 states.

President and Chief Executive Officer Duane Rouse said, “Bradshaw Collision has a rich history of auto body repair in the Nashville area. We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to continue on the path forged by such a well respected and successful entrepreneur.”

Bradshaw Collision’s reputation for excellence, quality and professionalism has been recognized in the Tennessee area since 1967. “Not only does this acquisition align with our growth strategy,” Rouse said, “It reinforces ABRA’s footprint in the region and furthers our mission of becoming the leading auto body and glass company in America.”

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is known throughout the collision industry for its exceptionally low cycle times in which cars are repaired on average four days faster than competitors. “We utilize an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves our operating metrics and gives us a competitive edge,” said Scott Krohn, Executive Vice President of Operations. “It’s instrumental in achieving efficiency and productivity. ABRA consistently rates high in customer satisfaction because of the superior processes we have in place.”

ABRA’s five newly acquired state-of-the-art repair centers are conveniently located in Nashville, Gallatin, Madison, Franklin, and Murfreesboro. All centers employ highly trained and skilled body shop technicians.

The company is continuing its aggressive national growth plans and actively seeking opportunities to acquire additional repair centers in the region.

ABRA is committed to becoming greener and environmentally friendly and participates in neighborhood activities and local events which continually enhance the community.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, ABRA Auto Body & Glass is a leading provider of vehicle damage repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA Auto Body & Glass visit http://www.abraauto.com/.

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