Press listingApril 9 2024

Crash Champions Acquires Buddy Foster Collision, Expands Tampa Market

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Crash Champions, the fastest-growing founder-led operator of high-quality automotive collision repair centers in the U.S., today announced the expansion of its Tampa service with the acquisition of Buddy Foster Collision and Towing in Zephyrhills, Florida. 

Buddy Foster Collison and Towing is transferring operations to Crash Champions effective immediately. 

“Crash Champions is proud to continue growing our service across the state of Florida and the greater Tampa market,” said Matt Ebert, Crash Champions Founder and CEO. “This is another strategic acquisition that expands our already strong service to Tampa motorists and business partners.” 

Crash Champions now operates a leading network of 17 locations across the Tampa market - complementing its nationwide lineup of more than 630 locations in 37 states. 

With 25 years of serving motorists across the country with high-quality repairs, Crash Champions backs all work with a written lifetime warranty and is a trusted name among many of the top automotive insurance providers. 

For more information and to locate a repair center, visit and watch Crash Champions’ story here. Independent collision repair centers and owners interested in joining the Crash Champions team are encouraged to visit to learn more about the process. 

For more information about Crash Champions, visit and watch the company’s story here.

Collision repair companies interested in selling their business are encouraged to visit to learn more.

About Crash Champions

Crash Champions is a leading independent collision repair company operating ~570 state-of-the-art centers across 35 states and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1999 as a single shop outside Chicago by industry veteran and entrepreneur Matt Ebert, today Crash Champions is one of the fastest-growing and largest founder-led and operated collision repair MSOs in America. For more information, visit

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