Press listingApril 17 2024

Crash Champions Acquires Fender Mender Collision in Encinitas, CA

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Crash Champions, one of the largest founder-led operators of high-quality automotive collision repair centers in the U.S., today announced the expansion of its California network with the successful acquisition of Fender Mender in Encinitas, California. 

The acquisition officially closed on April 5 with operations transferring immediately to Crash Champions. The repair center is located at 326 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas, California

“Crash Champions has quickly grown across California, and we’re proud to welcome this high-performing repair center to the team,” said Crash Champions Founder and CEO Matt Ebert. “The addition of this Encinitas location and its exceptional team members will greatly benefit our local customers and business partners.” 

Crash Champions operates a leading network of more than 100 locations across the state of California, complementing its overall lineup of more than 630 repair centers in 37 states. Crash Champions proudly backs all repair work with a written lifetime warranty valid at any location nationwide. 

With career opportunities across the country, Crash Champions is always looking for aspiring and experienced automotive repair professionals to join its growing team. To find the latest openings, visit

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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