MINNEAPOLIS - April 15, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national vehicle repair company and one of the country’s fastest growing multi-shop repair operators, announced the acquisition of all five Hubler Express Collision repair centers in Indianapolis and the surrounding area.
This latest growth news nearly doubles ABRA’s footprint in the state and comes just three months after the company entered the market with the opening of a repair center in Kokomo, Indiana and the acquisition of all five Collision Solutions locations in Indianapolis.
The acquisition announcement brings the total number of ABRA repair centers in the state to 11 and increases ABRA’s corporate and franchise repair centers nationwide to 149 in 16 states.
“We’ve been exploring new markets and growth opportunities across the country,” said Duane Rouse, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABRA. “Hubler Express Collision’s strong position in the market made it a natural fit for ABRA. Not only does this transaction reinforce our growth strategy, but we will be able to cultivate and leverage their strong reputation for excellence, leadership, and trust in the Indianapolis community.”
Hubler Express Collision’s owners John Dompier and Rob Wilson will join forces with ABRA’s staff and assume leadership roles in the company to help maintain and manage operations in the Indianapolis market.
“Our mission has always been to improve our people, processes, procedures, and customer service,” said John Dompier. “Vehicle repair is not only a science, but it’s also an art form. We’re bringing together two great names and creating one common goal – to lead the way in the collision repair industry.”
As Rob Wilson emphasized, “I was enticed by ABRA’s culture of ethics, integrity, and teamwork. There is no doubt this new partnership will not only be a tremendous opportunity for our employees, but the right choice at the right time for the city of Indianapolis.”
ABRA’s five newly acquired state-of-the-art repair centers are centrally located in the cities of Greenwood, Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, and Plainfield. All centers will operate under the direction of an experienced General Manager and include a team of rigorously trained and highly skilled body shop technicians and professionals.
ABRA plans to continue expanding in the years ahead and is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers to its industry leading operating system as part of its aggressive national growth plans in major markets. Interested parties should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (email@example.com or 763.585.6210).
For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org or 763.585.6315).
ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which we work.
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle 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 visit www.abraauto.com
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