Accelerate your collision center with the power of CARSTAR.

You’ve grown your business from the ground up. Let us help you continue your success and elevate your collision center.

PARTNER WITH CARSTAR

Partner with an industry leader.

The average Collision Center increases their sales more than 20%* in the first 12 months of joining CARSTAR. Our independently owned collision center owners benefit immediately from a partnership with CARSTAR. In addition, 53% of our North American locations are part of an MSO group, making us one of North America’s largest MSO networks. We also offer the highest quality repairs and customer satisfaction in the industry, backed by a nationwide warranty.

Industry-leading tools and technologies

Improve your collision center’s efficiency with our proprietary business management system and best-in-class solutions, helping you convert more customers, hit your KPIs and grow your profit margins.

Unbeatable buying power

Find great deals through Driven Brands’ expansive network, and receive discounts and rebates from our 50+ preferred vendors.

Thorough training and education

Attain the knowledge you and your team need to run a high-performing business with our robust training and education programs.

“I’d like to think I was doing things right, and when CARSTAR came along and accelerated that process it gave me the confidence to know that I had a lot of support behind me and I was able to utilize that support and leverage that support to enable my business to be more successful.”

– Gary Boesel, Multi-Unit Partner

Discover the CARSTAR difference.

We know that this is your business, and your business is personal. The idea of a partnership is a big one. When you team up with CARSTAR, your collision center will continue to be independently owned and operated by you. Our job is to help your collision center continue to thrive with our powerful resources and network.

We’re here to enrich your collision center, not take over.

Revenue

Consistent Revenue Growth

Our CARSTAR Support Team has built strong, enduring relationships with the nation’s largest insurance carriers and fleet programs. This impressive network becomes yours when you partner with CARSTAR. Our partners enjoy having, on average, 17 programs regarding fleet, Direct Repair Programs (DRPs) and National Performance-Based Agreements (NPBAs).

With a Central Review team that will help you write more accurate estimates and meet your top-line KPIs, you can be confident your business is more efficient than ever.

In addition, we’ll help you identify the optimal OEM certifications for you to pursue to help you get the best ROI.

Edge support team at work

Network

Strong Purchasing Power

Under the Driven Brands umbrella, CARSTAR has a dedicated team that negotiates contracts with more than 50 vendors and suppliers, providing industry-leading discounts and rebates (ranging from 2.5%-10%) for your business. Paint, equipment, technology and more are needing to be purchased every day by collision center owners to stay up to date. With CARSTAR as your partner, you can be rewarded for these purchases, helping you save money.

Maintain control over your independence while buying through Driven Brands’ expansive network.

  • AAMS (Environmental)
  • Ad Trends
  • ADP
  • AE Tools and Computers (Automotive Diagnostic Tools)
  • Airgas (Welding and Supplies)
  • ALL DATA
  • Audaexplore (Audatex)
  • Auto Watch (Promotional Services)
  • Autoworks (Catastrophic PDR Services)
  • AutoZone
  • Axalta
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bondo/Dynatron/Marson
  • Car-O-Liner
  • CCC
  • Champion Compressor
  • Chassis Liner
  • Chemco Manufacturing
  • Chief Automotive Systems
  • Cintas Corporation (Uniforms/Document Destruction)
  • Clarity Imaging Technologies
  • Collision Reasources
  • ColorSource
  • Elektron (Welding Equipment)
  • ECS (Vin Labels)
  • Enterprise
  • Estify
  • Eurovac
  • Fibre Glass-Evercoat (Fillers)
  • Finish Master
  • Garmat
  • Global Finishes
  • Gravity Payments
  • Hunter Engineering
  • HushMat (Sound Deadening Material)
  • Matrix Electronic Measuring
  • Meguiars
  • Mitchell International
  • National Coatings & Supplies
  • National Hail and Dent
  • New Equipment Vendor Leasing
  • Office Depot
  • Perma-Coat Industries
  • Telephonetics
  • Pro Spot
  • Safety-Kleen Corporation
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Team Safety (Environmental)
  • The Wurth Group
  • Winzer
  • 3M
  • 1-800 Radiator

Support

Full Operational Support

CARSTAR’s proprietary operational platform, EDGE, helps you measure your business performance against industry Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), so you can run your business like a finely tuned machine. Stay on top of your collision center’s performance by taking advantage of resources such as Qlik, a platform that will help you track profit margins and other important success metrics with real-time data.

Help your team stay up to date on the latest industry trends and proper repair procedures with Collision U, our online training and education platform. With the technician shortage that collision centers are facing across the country, Collision U helps you retain and educate your employees and train new hires to fit your culture at the shop. Our Field Performance Managers will also assist you in all aspects of your business, helping to maintain your collision center’s performance.

Tools and support like these have led the average closing ratio for a CARSTAR location to be 68.9%.

Operational Support

Recognition

A Proven Brand

With over 700 locations in North America, CARSTAR is the largest multi-shop operator of independently owned and operated collision centers. As a nationally recognized brand for insurance carriers, CARSTAR collision centers are given a leg-up against the big box stores, all while staying independently owned.

CARSTAR partners can also utilize EDGE Performance Groups, which is a great resource for partners to collaborate with other like-minded owners. Discuss with fellow CARSTAR owners on your respective success, and work together to make your business a premier collision service provider in North America.

CARSTAR locations

Marketing

Marketing Support

With CARSTAR, you’ll have a team of marketing experts and world-class marketing agencies working for you – and with you – to drive customers to your business and broaden your brand awareness. The CARSTAR Marketing team accomplishes this through strategic marketing campaigns and PR coverage that drive business to your location.

To complement that, the CARSTAR Marketing team will strategize and consistently optimize your local online listing presence, as well as make continuous improvements to strengthen your search engine optimization (SEO).

CARSTAR website

Consistent Revenue Growth

Our CARSTAR Support Team has built strong, enduring relationships with the nation’s largest insurance carriers and fleet programs. This impressive network becomes yours when you partner with CARSTAR. Our partners enjoy having, on average, 17 programs regarding fleet, Direct Repair Programs (DRPs) and National Performance-Based Agreements (NPBAs).

With a Central Review team that will help you write more accurate estimates and meet your top-line KPIs, you can be confident your business is more efficient than ever.

In addition, we’ll help you identify the optimal OEM certifications for you to pursue to help you get the best ROI.

Edge support team at work

Strong Purchasing Power

Under the Driven Brands umbrella, CARSTAR has a dedicated team that negotiates contracts with more than 50 vendors and suppliers, providing industry-leading discounts and rebates (ranging from 2.5%-10%) for your business. Paint, equipment, technology and more are needing to be purchased every day by collision center owners to stay up to date. With CARSTAR as your partner, you can be rewarded for these purchases, helping you save money.

Maintain control over your independence while buying through Driven Brands’ expansive network.

  • AAMS (Environmental)
  • Ad Trends
  • ADP
  • AE Tools and Computers (Automotive Diagnostic Tools)
  • Airgas (Welding and Supplies)
  • ALL DATA
  • Audaexplore (Audatex)
  • Auto Watch (Promotional Services)
  • Autoworks (Catastrophic PDR Services)
  • AutoZone
  • Axalta
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bondo/Dynatron/Marson
  • Car-O-Liner
  • CCC
  • Champion Compressor
  • Chassis Liner
  • Chemco Manufacturing
  • Chief Automotive Systems
  • Cintas Corporation (Uniforms/Document Destruction)
  • Clarity Imaging Technologies
  • Collision Reasources
  • ColorSource
  • Elektron (Welding Equipment)
  • ECS (Vin Labels)
  • Enterprise
  • Estify
  • Eurovac
  • Fibre Glass-Evercoat (Fillers)
  • Finish Master
  • Garmat
  • Global Finishes
  • Gravity Payments
  • Hunter Engineering
  • HushMat (Sound Deadening Material)
  • Matrix Electronic Measuring
  • Meguiars
  • Mitchell International
  • National Coatings & Supplies
  • National Hail and Dent
  • New Equipment Vendor Leasing
  • Office Depot
  • Perma-Coat Industries
  • Telephonetics
  • Pro Spot
  • Safety-Kleen Corporation
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Team Safety (Environmental)
  • The Wurth Group
  • Winzer
  • 3M
  • 1-800 Radiator

Full Operational Support

CARSTAR’s proprietary operational platform, EDGE, helps you measure your business performance against industry Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), so you can run your business like a finely tuned machine. Stay on top of your collision center’s performance by taking advantage of resources such as Qlik, a platform that will help you track profit margins and other important success metrics with real-time data.

Help your team stay up to date on the latest industry trends and proper repair procedures with Collision U, our online training and education platform. With the technician shortage that collision centers are facing across the country, Collision U helps you retain and educate your employees and train new hires to fit your culture at the shop. Our Field Performance Managers will also assist you in all aspects of your business, helping to maintain your collision center’s performance.

Tools and support like these have led the average closing ratio for a CARSTAR location to be 68.9%.

Operational Support

A Proven Brand

With over 700 locations in North America, CARSTAR is the largest multi-shop operator of independently owned and operated collision centers. As a nationally recognized brand for insurance carriers, CARSTAR collision centers are given a leg-up against the big box stores, all while staying independently owned.

CARSTAR partners can also utilize EDGE Performance Groups, which is a great resource for partners to collaborate with other like-minded owners. Discuss with fellow CARSTAR owners on your respective success, and work together to make your business a premier collision service provider in North America.

CARSTAR locations

Marketing Support

With CARSTAR, you’ll have a team of marketing experts and world-class marketing agencies working for you – and with you – to drive customers to your business and broaden your brand awareness. The CARSTAR Marketing team accomplishes this through strategic marketing campaigns and PR coverage that drive business to your location.

To complement that, the CARSTAR Marketing team will strategize and consistently optimize your local online listing presence, as well as make continuous improvements to strengthen your search engine optimization (SEO).

CARSTAR website

Upgrade your location, inside and out.

Give your business the CARSTAR treatment with our recognizable brand out front and new tools and solutions within.

Who CARSTAR is

At our very core, CARSTAR is a family. Our partners have worked hard for decades on their independent collision centers, which is why CARSTAR is passionate about maintaining your business and helping you grow.

At CARSTAR, we see the big picture, we work hard and are proud to be North America’s leader in the collision repair industry.

Meet the CARSTAR Auto Body Business All-Stars.

Our leadership team is at the top of their game and is dedicated to continually improving resources and partnerships to help our Franchise Partners grow.

Brian Newberry, VP of Franchise Development

Brian Newberry
VP of Franchise Development

Brian joined the CARSTAR team in April of 2016, and has been an integral factor in growing our network in the Western US.

Before joining CARSTAR, Brian was a member of the 1-800 Radiator Corporate Executive Team, with leadership roles in: Collision MSO partnerships, Supply Chain Management, New Product Development, Sales, and Marketing.

He is a current member of CAA, CIC, and past trustee of CIF (Collision Industry Foundation).

Matt Foxx, Senior Director of Development

Matt Foxx
Senior Director of Development

Matt oversees the franchising initiatives for CARSTAR on the East Coast.  He has been with CARSTAR since 2016 and works closely with all departments to ensure the best experience possible for franchisees.  Since joining the team, Matt has helped CARSTAR more than double its market share on the East Coast by building strong partnerships with independently owned single store and multi-store operators.

Prior to joining Driven Brands, Matt has been a part of all aspects of business development with a wide range of companies including Hearst Media, Randstad US and Newell Rubbermaid.

Matt has a BS in Business and Recreation Management from Appalachian State University.

Collin Welsh, Senior Director, National Franchise Development

Collin Welsh
Senior Director, National Franchise Development

Collin has been tied to the automotive industry for his entire professional life. Working in various positions from mechanic to management in the auto service, OEM and rental industries, Welsh eventually found his way to CARSTAR over 7 years ago. Originally based in Eastern and Northern Ontario, Welsh spent years cultivating relationships with CARSTAR franchise partners, and also working with them strategically to grow and become multi-storeowners.

Today, Collin manages franchise development of any new locations, mergers or acquisitions that take place throughout Canada.

Jeanette Frazier, National Director of Dealer Franchise Development

Jeanette Frazier
National Director of Dealer Franchise Development

Jeanette joined the CARSTAR family in 2020 as Director of Franchise Development for Dealer Groups throughout the United States. She has claims management experience with Progressive and Liberty Mutual. Her most recent experience has been managing large dealership collision centers for the Priority Automotive Group and the Hendrick Automotive Group. Jeanette brings to CARSTAR a wealth of knowledge of OEM certification programs, insurance partnerships and developing revenue streams for dealerships through their collision center.

Jeanette obtained her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana State University.

Aaron Ridgiue, Director of Franchise Development

Aaron Rodgiue
Director of Franchise Development

Aaron  joined the CARSTAR family in 2021 as Director of Franchise Development for Independent Collision Centers and Dealer Groups throughout Texas and Oklahoma. He has claims management experience with Progressive Insurance. His most recent experience has been managing large collision centers for AutoNation. Aaron brings to CARSTAR a wealth of knowledge of OEM certification programs, insurance partnerships, Collision Center Fixed Ops, Production management and developing revenue streams for dealerships through their collision center.

Aaron obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/ Advertising from University of North Texas.

Thomas Bullock, Senior Business Development Manager

Thomas Bullock
Senior Business Development Manager

Thomas Bullock joined Driven Brands in 2021 and serves as the company’s Senior Manager of Franchise Acquisition & Development for the Collision Segment. Thomas previously worked with the Driven maintenance division with regard to new Franchise Development for the Take 5 brand.

Prior to joining Driven, Thomas spent 3 years in Investment Banking with Jefferies executing various debt, equity, and M&A transactions for businesses in the Consumer & Retail and Franchising sectors.

Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Finance.

Jordan Dalinger, Director of Franchise Initiatives

Jordan Dalinger
Director of Franchise Initiatives

Jordan oversees franchising initiatives for CARSTAR on the West Coast and Midwest. He has been with CARSTAR since the beginning of 2021 and works closely with all departments to ensure the best experience possible for our owners. He has over six years’ experience in the collision sector of the automotive industry, with concentrated efforts in integration, M&A and insurance relationships.

Prior to joining Driven Brands, he worked under a large MSO and his primary focus was on PBA, DRP, and KPI performance for over 300+ shops.

Jordan has a BS in Business Marketing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

The CARSTAR Spotlight

Learn the latest and greatest in CARSTAR news.

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November 30, 2021

CARSTAR Exhibiting at the 2021 Mopar Vendor Expo

(Left to right) Rachel Hinson, senior director of OEM strategy and compliance, Driven Brands Collision; Jeanette Frazier, director of franchise development, CARSTAR. CARSTAR announced it will be exhibiting at the 2021 Mopar Vendor Expo Dec. 6-9, 2021, at 505 Expressway in Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort. “As automobile dealerships focus on…
Auto Body NewsOwner Spotlight
November 15, 2021

CARSTAR Owner Recognized as 2021 Up and Coming Woman of the Year

Corey and Charlotte Liss, owners, CARSTAR Liss Auto Body and CARSTAR Liss Auto Body Schererville. Charlotte Liss, co-owner of CARSTAR Liss Auto Body, in Crown Point, IN, and CARSTAR Liss Auto Body Schererville in Schererville, IN, has been named the 2021 winner of the Up & Coming Woman of the…
Auto Body NewsOwner Spotlight
November 8, 2021

CARSTAR Honors Military Veterans in its Network Across the U.S.

CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, is saluting the military veterans throughout its’ U.S. network on this Veterans Day. “Through the CARSTAR family, many of our franchise partners and corporate team members served their country in the military,” said Dean Fisher, collision group president, Driven Brands.…

Giving Back While Moving Your Auto Body Business Forward.

Driven Brands Charitabke Foundation | Collision Repair Education Foundation | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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