Crash Champions Celebrates Milestone Opening of its 200th Location
Crash Champions is Now the Largest Founder-Led and Operated Collision Repair Company in America
Chicago, IL, May 24, 2022 – Crash Champions, LLC (“Crash Champions” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies, announced today that it has grown its platform of collision repair centers to 200 locations. The landmark acquisitions, located in Neptune City and Wall Township, New Jersey, mark a major growth milestone for Crash Champions and highlight the Company’s successful M&A strategy, which has grown Crash by over 2,400 percent since 2019. Today, Crash Champions proudly employs more than 3,500 talented professionals across its network of over 200 locations in 20 states, making it the largest founder-led and operated collision repair company in America.
“This is a tremendous time to be a part of the Crash Champions family,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash. “While we have undergone a tremendous expansion over the past three years – growing from a regional player to one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies – we still operate by the same core principles that guided us on day one as a single shop. To hit 200 locations now is a significant milestone for our entire team, and I could not be prouder of the champions that we employ and the legacy they have helped our organization build.”
Crash Champions opened its first location in New Lennox, Illinois in 1999. After beginning a strategic expansion plan in 2014 to support areas of growth in Chicago and the surrounding region, Crash Champions partnered with private equity firm A&M Capital in 2019 to accelerate growth throughout the United States.
Ebert, who released a congratulatory video message to his team, added, “Our goal is to be the country’s premier collision repair service provider, which means we want the Crash Champions brand in every corner of America. Reaching 200 locations is an exciting marker on our journey to that destination, and as we look ahead to the future, we will continue to strategically grow our presence in key markets by identifying the right targets, partnering with talented management teams, and seamlessly integrating each operation into our platform. Above all else, we will maintain our commitment to exceptional customer service and operational excellence at all locations while we continue to execute on our national expansion plan.”
To celebrate just how far the company has come, the Crash team has simultaneous luncheon celebrations planned for its locations and hardworking team members.
For more information about Crash Champions, visit crashchampions.com/ and watch our video here. For those collision repair companies interested in selling their business, Crash has made it easy. Please visit crashchampions.com/sell-your-shop to learn more.
About Crash Champions
Crash Champions is a leading independent collision repair company operating more than 200 state-of-the-art centers across 20 states – including: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin – and Washington, DC. Founded in 1999 as a single shop outside Chicago by industry veteran and entrepreneur Matt Ebert, today Crash Champions is a top national brand and one of the fastest growing collision repair companies in America. For more information, visit www.crashchampions.com.