February 20, 2019

Premier Collision Repair Leader Host Regina Owners Event

Collin Welsh Presentation

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, hosted ‘Discovery Day’ in Regina, Saskatchewan to educate independent owners on the benefits of being a part of the CARSTAR family.

With over 20 independent collision repair owners throughout Saskatchewan in attendance, CARSTAR leaders were able to share the brand’s story, educate them on the support available and highlight the benefits of the banner. Some key CARSTAR vendor partners, also in attendance, helped share the partner benefits for this franchise family as well.

“CARSTAR is coming to Saskatchewan and we are so excited to have independent repair center owners eager to join our family and take advantage of all the benefits that come with it,” says Collin Welsh, Director of Franchise Development, CARSTAR. “As a public insurance market, many owners do not see a value in joining a national brand like CARSTAR, so it was an honour to spend time in Regina and highlight how we can help.”

CARSTAR, well represented in Regina, had Michael Macaluso, President, Collin Welsh, Director of Franchise Development, Jeff Labanovich, General Manager, Mike Piper, Zone Director, Andrew Northrup, Area Manager of Operations, Jennifer Benner, Senior Marketing Manager and Denise VanderVeen, National Project Manager all sharing details about various aspects of the collision repair business.

“We are seeing more franchise partners join CARSTAR because of a variety of reasons, from our proprietary online training tool, CARSTAR University, to our renowned operations performance platform, EDGE, our team has a lot to offer” says Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR. “CARSTAR is a family of family businesses so it was an honour to share our values with these attendees so they could understand our model of locally owned and operated facilities.”

With over 600 locations across North America, and a part of the greater Driven Brands organization, which has over 2,500 franchises in total, CARSTAR emphasizes its power of scale. As CARSTAR looks to accelerate its growth in 2019, it is eager to welcome new independent storeowners that prioritize premier service and expert repairs into its franchise family.

For more information on CARSTAR, visit CARSTAR.ca and to learn more about bringing your repair centre into the CARSTAR family, contact Collin Welsh at (416) 455-4298 or cwelsh@carstar.ca.