Toronto, Ontario — CSN Collision Centres’ partner south of the border, 1Collision, announced its entrance into the Texas and New York markets on Monday, while also closing the deal on the acquisition of their ninth collision facility in the state of Minnesota.
This move by 1Collision sees the company taking its first steps into Texas and New York with the addition of Bebrick Collision Care Center in Waco, Texas and Northern Boulevard Collision in Great Neck, N.Y.
“As I am preparing to open my third location, I wanted some expert advice and support,” said Paul Wilson, owner of Northern Boulevard Collision.
“I found 1Collision to be a great resource to provide the necessary business and operational expertise to assist in achieving my goals.”
The American collision banner also welcomed Countryside Body Shop in Alexandria, Minn. to the fold.
Countryside Body Shop owner, Jim Gruber, said “Being brand new to the industry, I sought out industry support resources through my paint rep, who introduced me to several successful 1Collision shop owners in Minnesota that were immediately willing to talk and offer suggestions, they recommended I reach out to 1Collision.
“My wife and I met with the 1Collision leadership team, and talked with a few of their locations, we knew this was the right group for us. Quality people that provide invaluable resources and genuinely want to help us succeed as independent collision shop owners,” said Gruber.
1Collision president and COO Jim Keller said “Our recent record growth the past several months has been driven by repairers in the industry seeking competitive advantages to answer the rapid growth in market share consolidators have been achieving.
“The collision industry has plenty of room for the independent repair sector, however, more and more, repair businesses owners are seeking effective competitive advantages.”
CSN, in combination with their American counterpart 1Collision, owns more than 240 collision facilities across North America.