CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts Adds Four-Store MSO to Network

New Partnership with Four-Store MSO Expands CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts’ Presence in Pennsylvania to 15 Locations

Owner Legacy Autobody Group Blends History, Experience of Duncan Autobody and Scott’s Collision Centers as New Member of CARSTAR Network

February 05, 2018 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE - CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest multi-shop operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, announced a new partnership with Legacy Autobody Group to join the CARSTAR family with four locations in Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. The owners are Matt Dewalt, Eric Horvath, Michael Horvath and Robert Horvath.

The four facilities are:

  • CARSTAR Easton - Scott's Collision
    3715 Sullivan Trail
    Easton, PA 18040
    Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon
  • CARSTAR Stroudsburg- Scott's Collision
    650 Bartonsville Woods Road
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CARSTAR Allentown- Duncan Autobody
    1324 Minesite Road
    Allentown, PA 18103
    Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CARSTAR Quakertown- Duncan Autobody
    943 Rockhill Road
    Quakertown, PA 18951
    Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The four new CARSTAR locations offer free collision repair estimates, state-of-the-art unibody and frame repair equipment, paintless dent repair, expert color matching, towing assistance, vehicle pick-up and delivery, a nationwide warranty for most repairs, and rental cars through Enterprise. The certified technicians at these CARSTAR locations are trained to work on all makes and models and participate in ongoing education programs on the latest vehicle technologies and materials. The locations feature multiple OEM certifications.

By joining the CARSTAR network, Legacy Autobody can access the North American collision repair leader’s advanced tools, technology and training, along with a well-known brand, purchasing efficiencies, national insurance relationships and more.

Legacy Autobody was formed when Duncan Autobody, with two locations in Allentown and Quakertown, Pa., and Scott’s Collision Centers, with two locations in Easton and Stroudsburg, merged in June 2017. The combined organization has over $11 million in annual sales and 70-plus teammates at its four locations.

Joining the CARSTAR network is the next step for the two family-owned multiple-shop operations in its plan to expand its collision repair services in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.

“We named our new venture Legacy Auto Body Group to honor the legacies of our parents’ efforts to build their collision repair businesses built upon high quality repairs and customer satisfaction,” said Dewalt.

“Family, Integrity, Quality and Service are the core values that both our fathers instilled in us. We have both maintained those core values separately for two generations and now we are very excited to continue to provide those things to our customers for years to come.” said Mike Horvath.

Both Scott’s Collision Centers and Duncan Autobody were founded in the early 1970s and have thrived since that time due to a reputation for high-quality repairs and superior customer service. Scott’s Collision Centers, owned by Matt Dewalt, was founded by Matt’s father, Scott, in 1971. In 1998, Scott opened their current 21,000-sq.-ft. location at 3715 Sullivan Trail in Easton. In 2007, they acquired their 14,000-sq.-ft. Stroudsburg collision repair center located at 650 Bartonsville Woods Rd.

Duncan Autobody, owned by brothers Eric and Mike Horvath, was founded in 1973 by Eric and Mike’s father Robert (Bob) Horvath and Luther (Dopey Duncan) Gehringer. Duncan Autobody’s 15,000-sq.-ft. Allentown location is located at 1324 Minesite Road. In 2008, the Horvath family purchased their 8,000-sq.-ft. Quakertown facility located at 943 Rock Hill Road.

“The partnership that created these four new CARSTAR locations in Pennsylvania is an excellent example of our accelerated growth initiative, said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America. “The families that comprise Legacy Autobody have a long history in this region, a tremendous reputation and excellent experience. With them, we look forward to continuing to provide the highest-quality collision repairs and excellent customer service for drivers in the region.”

For more information on CARSTAR visit www.carstar.com.

About CARSTAR

CARSTAR North America - a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands - is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 550 locations in 32 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts in the U.S. and CARSTAR Collision and Glass Services in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. CARSTAR was named the No. 1 largest MSO in North America by The Romans Group LLC, named 255 on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list and ranked 106th on Franchise Times® annual Top 200™ listing of the largest franchise systems in North America. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow us on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 888.505.6815.

Media Contact:

Deborah Robinson
President
Victory Management Group PR
312.505.4336
drobinson@vmg1.com

SOURCE CARSTAR

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