Press listingOctober 30 2023

Crash Champions Enters Alabama Market; Acquires MSO Auto Craft Collision Centers

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Crash Champions, one of the industry’s fastest-growing collision repair service providers, and the largest founder-led multi-shop operator (MSO) in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of regional Alabama-based MSO Auto Craft Collision Centers. 

The acquisition officially closed Friday, Oct. 27, and signals Crash Champions’ entrance into the state of Alabama. 

With a longstanding reputation for quality repairs, Auto Craft’s three collision centers have together served the Baldwin County and greater Mobile, Alabama markets for more than six decades. The repair centers are located in Daphne, Fairhope and Gulf Shores. 

“The Auto Craft Collision Centers team has an impressive legacy of providing consistent high-quality repair service to customers across the region,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “From the moment we first engaged with their leadership team about a deal, we were impressed with the overall operational excellence and commitment to the community embodied by the Auto Craft team. We’re proud to welcome Auto Craft to Crash Champions.” 

With the acquisition, Crash Champions now expands its national lineup of high-quality collision repair centers to more than 610 locations in 37 states and Washington D.C. 

“The Auto Craft Collision Center team has a proud and celebrated legacy of serving customers in Baldwin County as a strong family business,” said Chad Chupek, owner and CEO of Auto Craft Collision Center. “We have worked diligently to earn a reputation for quality craftsmanship and trusted service. It’s those signature traits that have guided our team in searching for an MSO to turn the page in our story. We couldn’t be prouder to join a like-minded organization like Crash Champions, whose core commitment to quality and trusted service defines its brand.” 

Crash Champions is always looking for certified collision repair technicians and aspiring industry professionals to join its growing team. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit today to learn more about opportunities in Alabama and across the country.

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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