Repairer Driven News has compared how the major US consolidators stacked up in 2015.

By John Huetter, Repairer Driven News

Wyoming, Michigan -- January 20, 2016 -- Major collision repair groups continued to add to their chains in 2015, and while there might be fewer midsize MSOs to buy or franchise, they’re likely to continue scooping up shops across the country to bolster their networks.

The chains still make up a tiny percentage of the 35,000-shop collision repair industry. But industries have a habit of consolidating, money for private equity investment seems plentiful, and it’s safe to say the large operations will continue to be a major story and growing industry force in 2016.

We reached out to some of the major non-dealership players, including franchise companies CARSTAR and Fix Auto USA, to find out their 2015 shop growth and tallies as well as their plans and industry consolidation insights for 2016.

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