Chicago, IL, November 17, 2020 – Crash Champions, LLC (“Crash Champions” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s largest independent collision repair MSOs, announced today the acquisition of French Davis Collision, Inc. in Missouri, Arnold’s Auto Body, Inc. in Iowa, Fred Rieser Auto Body, Inc. in Ohio, and Open 7 Days Auto Body, Inc. in California, strengthening its existing market presence in the greater Columbus (OH), Springfield (MO) and Southern California markets, while gaining a first and important foothold into Iowa.
These four acquisitions complement an already unprecedented year of growth for Crash Champions, following six other acquisitions in 2020, including Southern California-based Pacific Elite and Fountain Valley Bodyworks. Crash Champions’ footprint now includes 13 locations in the greater Chicago area; six locations in Missouri; four locations in Ohio; one location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one location in Davenport, Iowa; and 25 locations in the southern California market.
“We’re thrilled to expand our presence in both the growing Southern California and dynamic Midwestern markets through strong partners that share our dedication to customer service and operational excellence,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “Through these key acquisitions, Crash Champions will be better positioned to take advantage of the numerous scale benefits of being a larger MSO, greatly enhancing our growth prospects for 2021 and materially increasing our shareholder value. We look forward to welcoming these exceptional shops under the Crash Champions umbrella and creating even greater value for our customers and employees.”
In joining the Crash Champions family, these shops – and their customers – will now enjoy the benefits associated with the Company’s robust infrastructure and systems. This includes, among other strategic and operational resources, the ability to access the latest technology, take advantage of cutting-edge innovation, and leverage best-in-class support and processes.