March 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, MN – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company and one of the country's top multi shop repair operators, announced the purchase of all 13 Wilburn Auto Body repair centers in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With today's transaction, ABRA's portfolio now includes 145 company-owned locations and 48 independently-owned franchises for a total of 193 collision repair centers in 17 states.
"We are bringing two companies together that have demonstrated innovation and leadership in the collision repair industry for decades," said Duane Rouse, ABRA's president and chief executive officer. "Wilburn Auto Body has deep roots in the Charlotte community and this purchase not only complements ABRA's portfolio, but meets the demand of customers and business partners in the region while strengthening our presence in the state of North Carolina."
Don Wilburn, Founder and CEO of Wilburn Auto Body embraces today's acquisition. "This is a significant milestone for me. Wilburn Auto Body has served Charlotte since 1975. I have complete confidence ABRA will continue the legacy of delivering top-notch customer service and repair solutions to our customers and the community."
Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy. It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system. Interested parties in major markets 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 they serve.
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, 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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