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CARSTAR Reaches New Milestone Moment by Launching its 700th North American Collision Repair Facility

Opening of CARSTAR Montrose in California Demonstrates Accelerated Growth

CARSTAR continues to expand across North America, and today, achieves a significant accomplishment by opening its 700th location with CARSTAR Montrose, located 2604 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, CA 91020.

CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, leads the industry with a North American customer service score average of 85 percent, record breaking annual sales and accelerated growth in total locations. The addition of CARSTAR Montrose into the network family not only marks a historic moment, but also is representative of the level of excellence within the brand.

“Becoming known for our premier collision repair quality and service is only made possible because of our growing franchise family of local owners and operators who care about the communities they serve,” says Dean Fisher, president, CARSTAR. “We are truly a family of family businesses and our commitment to providing our customers with best-in-class services remains paramount and it is because of this commitment to performance that we have reached these levels of accelerated growth.”

The highest-quality collision repair performance remains a key area of focus CARSTAR, as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners continue to innovate vehicle designs with remarkable capabilities to enhance both driver experience and safety.

“We believe the insurance and OEM relationships that CARSTAR fosters are a game changer for any independent collision repair operator that’s looking to succeed in today’s competitive and complex environment,” says Daniel Panduro, owner, CARSTAR Montrose. “This is one of the many reasons why we decided to join CARSTAR and we are excited to have all of our locations a part of this network, in addition to being the 700th facility for the CARSTAR family.”

Daniel Panduro, along with his ownership team, Sandy Panduro and Brian Frame, also own two other locations in the Southern California region, CARSTAR North Glendale, 3455 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA, and CARSTAR Sun Valley, located at 11027 Sherman Way, Sun Valley, CA. These three new facilities bring the total store count in California to 50, with almost 25 in Southern California alone.

As the CARSTAR network continues this rapid growth, so does its support for its charitable cause, fighting cystic fibrosis.

“We are grateful for CARSTAR’s enthusiasm and dedication to raise funds, awareness and help advance the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,” says Elizabeth Thompson, corporate engagement senior director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Its commitment to CF has particularly strengthened in the U.S., which is why we awarded CARSTAR Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Rising Star award earlier this year, and we are excited to see the momentum continue alongside this growing franchise family.”

Founded in 1989 by Lirel Holt, CARSTAR operated under the belief that a network of high-quality collision repair facilities would benefit consumers and insurance companies. The network quickly grew and in 1994, CARSTAR expanded to Canada with master franchisee Sam Mercanti. Joining the Driven Brands in 2015, CARSTAR has reached new heights as one official North American organization.

Now, CARSTAR and its franchise partners employ more than 8,000 people with locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces, including skilled technicians, automotive professionals and corporate team members. Having repaired millions of cars over the years, CARSTAR remains North America’s top choice for premier collision repairs and is steadfast in its commitment to stay humble and hungry.

For more information on CARSTAR, visit CARSTAR.com and CARSTAR.ca.

Pictured at top: Brian Newberry, CARSTAR, Daniel Panduro, Sandy Panduro, Brian Frame, Dave Foster, CARSTAR

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