ABRA’s Growth Rate Shows No Sign of Slowing

MINNEAPOLIS - May 14, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - It’s full steam ahead just three days after the largest acquisition in its history, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national vehicle repair company and one of the country’s fastest growing multi-shop repair operators, opened yet another new repair center in Michigan – its second since entering the state just nine months ago.

The latest ABRA repair center is located in the classic American town of Holland, Michigan and is situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan at 711 East Lakewood Blvd. It is independently owned and operated by Nate Yonker, previous owner of Chrispell Auto Body Repair.

ABRA’s growth strategy has been in overdrive in recent months and epitomizes why ABRA is quickly becoming a collision repair heavyweight. The company now operates 49 independently-owned franchises and 124 company-owned locations for a total of 173 repair centers in 17 states.

It’s anything but business as usual at ABRA. “Our growth strategy is ambitious and we are laser focused on our goals,” said Duane Rouse, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABRA. “We are in the process of delivering on our promise to better serve our customers and insurance partners across the country.”

Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Business Development said, “We are committed to increasing our presence in the markets we serve and are fueled by an operational excellence philosophy that gives us a competitive edge. Opening the Holland repair center is a tremendous opportunity to increase our presence in the Great Lakes region and provide a superior customer experience.”

ABRA has a bigger vision for itself and a clear eye on growth. It plans to continue expanding in the years ahead and is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into 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 (sgerling@abraauto.com or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations (mwahlin@abraauto.com 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.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass

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

Media Contact:

ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Laurie Janu
763-585-6240
Director of National Marketing
ljanu@abraauto.com

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