Five Alive: CARSTAR adds five new facilities across Canada

Hamilton, Ontario – CARSTAR Canada has announced the addition of five new facilities this fall.

“Our continued commitment to success for our franchise, insurance, and vendor partners is unrelenting,” said Michael Macaluso, paint, collision & glass, group president and EVP, Driven Brands.

“Seeing the strength of our franchise family throughout this challenging time has motivated us, even more, to provide our system with the support they deserve. Having these new owners join our CARSTAR family further validates our momentum and we are excited to see success in the long-term for our franchisees.”

All five of the facilities are located throughout Ontario—adding to the already passive Canadian footprint, with more than 300 facilities across the country.

The new five owners joining the CARSTAR family are, Mike Mulder of CARSTAR Arnprior; Amir Seif, owner of CARSTAR Aurora; Frank Blandizzi and Mustafa Rajab, owners of CARSTAR Eglinton (Donway); Munir Daya, owner of CARSTAR Mississauga North and Alan Shek, owner of CARSTAR Thornhill.

Mulder from Arnprior, a longstanding dealer principal at Arnprior Chrysler Ltd. Is converting his repair centre located down the road from his dealership into a CARSTAR facility. Arnprior Chrysler Ltd. Has been the Ottawa Valley’s award-winning, family-owned Chrysler Dodge and Jeep dealership since 1976, and Mikes looks forward to bringing this same level of premier service to his collision repair customers.

Amir just recently moved his operations from Richmond hill to Aurora into a new facility. He is highly experienced in both mechanical and collision repairs and is thrilled to be apart of Aurora community.

Blandizzi and Rajab have both been in the collision repair industry for several years. This will be Blandizzi second shop, he has owned another CARSTAR facility for the last 10 years before joining Rajab. Rajab is Blandizzi’s partner at the second facility, as Rajab himself has experience with CARSTAR, both working as a technician and with the corporate team for two years.

Daya’s CARSTAR Mississauga facility was first established in 1995 with a strong reputation for fleet repair capabilities. Specializing in passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and van repairs, Daya’s shop will be a strong addition to the family, stated in CARSTAR in their press release.

Lastly, Shek’s Thornhill facility was first established in 1995, he and his team have built a reputation for providing the highest level of excellence in collision repairs for luxury vehicles. CARSTAR believes this facility has a strong team of experienced technicians who are excited to demonstrate their skills on all makes and models.

“We are thrilled to welcome these new owners on board as they are eager to continue providing exceptional repair quality and customer service experiences to their communities,” said Macaluso.



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  1. Michael and the CARSTAR team and franchise partners, congratulations on this milestone during these pandemic times. It says a lot for a collision Bussines to grow in these times, well done and keep up the great work.


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