The CARSTAR Franchise
is Family First.

At our very core, CARSTAR is a family. Our Franchise Partners have worked hard for decades on their independent auto body businesses, which is why CARSTAR is passionate about maintaining your business and helping you grow.

We truly are a family of operators who want to help make your business even better. For customers, that’s making their car repair hassle-free. For our Franchise Partners, that’s making their business more successful.

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.

ted rippey

Ted Rippey
CARSTAR SVP of Franchise Development

Prior to joining Driven, Ted, along with his father and brother, founded the business of 1-800-Radiator – a wholesale auto parts distribution franchise.  When his family bought the business in the early 90’s there were only 2 company owned stores and by June 2015, when they sold the business to Driven Brands, he had grown the business to over 200 franchised locations across the US and Canada generating over $240M of system wide sales.
Ted graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Anthropology from the Claremont Colleges in Southern California.
Brian Newberry

Brian Newberry
CARSTAR 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

CARSTAR Senior Director of Franchise 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.

Keith Bradley

Keith Bradley
CARSTAR Franchise Development Director

Keith is responsible for franchise development for the Great Lakes Region.  This includes, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  Keith has a proven record of developing markets and is a seasoned veteran in not only business development but operational process and efficiency.

Before to joining CARSTAR, Keith was Vice President of Client Services for Wheels, a large fleet management company, where he oversaw a team of 100 Account Executives responsible for $2.2 billion in revenue.

Prior to joining Wheels, Keith was President of K2J Enterprises, a private company which owned and managed over 10 franchises.  As President, he oversaw all franchise operations, marketing, compliance, finance, and development.

Prior to K2J Enterprises, Keith had a 20 year career with Computershare Investor Services, the largest Transfer Agent in the world.  While at Computershare Keith held several leadership positions, the most recent being Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

Collin Welsh

Collin Welsh
CARSTAR Franchise Development Director – Canada

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.

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson
CARSTAR Franchise Development Director

Michael Peterson is responsible for researching and engaging in new opportunities to expand our franchised locations in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North & South Dakota.

His experience is primarily in the Automotive Industry with duties ranging from renting cars to managing local insurance relationships to automotive finance and vehicle delivery at companies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Lexus, Nissan, Subaru, and Morries Automotive Group in Minneapolis.  Michael Peterson has a B.A. in Business Management from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

patrick daughtery

CARSTAR Franchise Development Director

Patrick is proud to be a part of the CARSTAR team spearheading growth in Georgia. A Georgia native, Patrick’s background ranges from SAAS/financial to franchising. He’s held key development roles at high growth tech companies and most recently as a nationwide Franchise Development and Real Estate Manager at one of the nation’s fastest-growing franchises (Clean Juice).

He’s always had a passion for the automotive industry and is excited to partner his experience in development, partnerships and growth strategy with the value and growth at CARSTAR.

Patrick has a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management from Strayer University.

A History of Meaningful Work.

As one of the nation’s largest MSO networks, we take great pride in what we’ve accomplished for our business, our Franchise Partners and communities around the world. Every mile marker we’ve passed put us in a better position to help improve businesses and our communities:

  • CARSTAR opens first store in the United States.
  • CARSTAR expands to Canada.
  • Introduces first national warranty.
  • Signs first insurance partner agreement and chooses Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as national charity of choice.
  • Reaches $2 million raised for cystic fibrosis care and research.
  • Acquired by Driven Brands.
  • Roark Capital acquires Driven Brands.
  • Launches EDGE North American Operational Performance Platform.
  • Opened the 700th hundredth opening
  • CARSTAR is North America's largest multi-shop owner network with over 700 stores in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces.

Giving Back While Moving Your Auto Body Business Forward.

CARSTAR is dedicated to improving the lives of customers and their communities. We’ve raised over $3 million in a 20-year partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And we’re not hitting the brakes. We’re involved in several national foundations and even more programs at the local level that allow us to give back to those in need, including:

Driven Brands Charitable Foundation logo
ICAR logo
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
SkillsUSA logo
It Can Wait logo
NABC recycled rides

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