Chicago, IL, February 2, 2021 – Crash Champions, LLC (“Crash Champions” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s largest independent collision repair MSOs, announced today the acquisition of nine leading repair shops throughout Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Following the Company’s exceptional year of growth in 2020, these top-performing shops will further solidify Crash Champions’ foothold in the vibrant Midwestern market.
Surrounding Cleveland, OH, Crash Champions completed the acquisition of three Excalibur Collision repair shops, located across Streetsboro, Chagrin Falls, and South Euclid and comprising 34,200-sq. ft. total for conventional insurance work. These acquisitions build on the Company’s successful acquisition of Auto Body Collision and Glass and Fred Rieser in Ohio in 2020.
In the Chicago, IL area, Crash Champions acquired Chicago Collision, DuPage Auto Body and Albany Auto Body, strategically filling a gap in the Company’s Chicagoland footprint and securing its positioning in the North Shore area of Irving Park.
In the Kansas City area, Crash Champions has partnered with Weaver’s Auto Center in Shawnee, Kansas, and acquired Richard’s Collision Center in Grandview, Missouri. With the addition of these two repair shops to the Company’s earlier acquisitions of Precision Collision Center and Dave’s Roe Body Shop in Kansas City, Crash Champions has successfully expanded into its seventh U.S. state and strengthened its existing market presence in the broader Kansas City market.
In Wisconsin, Crash Champions acquired Gillette’s Collision Center in Waukesha, encompassing 8,500-sq. ft. across its facility and boasting I-CAR Gold, Honda First, and Assured Performance Manufacturer Certifications. This comes on the heels of the Company’s 2020 acquisition of Silver Spring Automotive in West Bend.
“Through these strategic acquisitions, Crash Champions will be better positioned to serve the greater Midwestern markets as we continue on this remarkable growth trajectory,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “All nine of these repair shops will now enjoy the opportunity to further professionalize, improve operations, and drive top-line growth and profitability under the Crash Champions Family of Companies. We look forward to learning from these remarkable shops – who share our mission of unparalleled customer service and industry excellence – to create even greater value for our customers, employees, and shareholders for years to come.”
Crash Champions is one of the largest independent collision repair MSO in America with more than 900 team members serving locations across the greater-Chicago area; Wisconsin; Davenport, IA; Kansas; Missouri; Ohio; and Southern California.
About Crash Champions
Crash Champions began in 1999 with a small shop in New Lenox, IL, called New Lenox Auto Body. After over 15 years of owning a small neighborhood collision center, Matt Ebert wanted to bring his vision to towns throughout the Chicagoland area. In 2014, the company’s name was changed to Crash Champions-New Lenox and the brand began to grow. Since 2014, the Crash Champions organization has grown to have numerous collision centers throughout the Chicago market and became a regional leader in collision repair. In 2020, with Crash Champions’ historic success, the company began its rapid growth strategy with its first out-of-market acquisition located in Columbus, OH. Today, Crash Champions is one of the largest collision repair MSO’s, with 60 total locations across Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and California. What makes Crash Champions truly different is its employees – each one embodies everything that it takes to be a true Champion. For more information, visit www.crashchampions.com.
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