Toronto, Ontario — CARSTAR just earned some corporate clout on the world stage, as the North American collision repair consolidator announced on Oct. 31 that it earned a ranking of 85 out of the Franchise Times’ top 500 U.S.-based franchise systems.
CARSTAR came out as the highest-ranking automotive franchise system on the list, having only slipped a few spots down from its previous year ranking of 78.
The company boasts more than 700 locations across ten provinces and 35 states.
The Franchise Times estimates CARSTAR’s total system sales to be about $1,300,000,000 for 2022.
“It’s an honour to be recognized again as the premier collision repair company among automotive brands and a dynamic, growing brand among some of the biggest franchise operations in business,” said president of paint and collision at CARSTAR parent Driven Brands, Chris Dawson.
“This is a testament to our industry leading franchise family and the hard work our corporate team puts into supporting our facilities across North America.”
The Franchise Times Top 500 is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the U.S. by global systemwide sales, based on the previous year’s performance.