Fast-growing collision repair company completes three strategic acquisitions in Montana, Colorado, and Washington with New Mexico transaction imminent; 12 new locations by year end will bring Crash to 150+ centers across 18 states
Chicago, IL, December 13, 2021 – Crash Champions, LLC (“Crash Champions” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies, announced today a trio acquisitions across Montana and Colorado while solidifying its growing footprint in the Pacific Northwest with another acquisition in the Spokane metro-area. These transactions were followed by an announcement that Crash has entered into an agreement with Quanz Auto Body, a four-location collision repair center in New Mexico.
The Company’s inaugural entry into Big Sky Country occurred last week with the purchase of Raisin, a five-location shop with properties extending from Billings to the greater-Bozeman area. This deal coincided with the purchase of two single-location collision repair centers in the Denver (Colorado) area: Autobahn and Auto Collision Specialists. Crash’s total presence in the Centennial State now stands at eight. The addition of these two locations to the Crash Champions footprint follow the Company’s earlier acquisitions in the Mountain region, which included: Karas, Bear Creek, and ACE, to name a few.
Further west, Crash Champions’ added Custom Body Collision Repair (“Custom”) in Spokane, Washington to its mounting presence in the Pacific Northwest. Crash entered the region in September with its acquisition of Coachman Auto Body (“Coachman”), with two locations that serve both the Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID metropolitan areas.
Crash Southwest Expansion
In turning to the Southwest, Crash’s agreement with Quanz Auto Body would introduce the Company to the Land of Enchantment, making New Mexico the 18th state Crash operates in. Quanz is a 42-year-old family business with strong ties in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho communities and an impeccable reputation for high-quality repairs and outstanding customer service. Deals of this transaction are still pending, with a closing projected before the end of the year.
“A major goal for us in 2021 was bringing the Crash Champions brand and platform to the Mountain, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest states,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “For us, it’s always about finding shop operators that share our vision and operational ethos. To this end, the teams at Raisin, Autobahn, Auto Collision Specialists, Custom, and Quanz are true professionals who have a likeminded business mindset and customer-first attitude.
“More specifically, the leadership teams and owners at these companies have repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to their employees and customers that closely mirrors our own,” continued Ebert. “As they prepare to join our ever-growing Crash Champion’s family, we look forward to building-off their legacy in these markets and bringing our robust resources, knowledge, and technological capabilities to further benefit the residents of these communities. While the names on the doors may be changing, the high-quality repairs, operational excellence, and respect to everyone that walks in, will not.”