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By August 27, 2019September 4th, 2019Auto Body News

CARSTAR Named Proud Partner of the PGA Tour Championship,

Hosts Top CARSTAR Franchise Partners to Explore Growth Opportunities

CHARLOTTE – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, held its first CARSTAR MSO Growth Summit in Atlanta last week. There, it hosted top CARSTAR franchise partners from the U.S. and Canada for a few days on the links, including golf at the exclusive Druid Hills Golf Course and a VIP experience at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, where CARSTAR was listed as a proud partner of the event.

With 15 franchise partners in attendance, the CARSTAR team discussed organic growth opportunities in current and expanding markets. The participants represented more than 40 CARSTAR collision repair locations in the U.S. and Canada and are expected to add at least 10 more locations this year. CARSTAR said organic growth represents 40 percent of its current 2019 growth and will account for 50 percent of its growth in 2020.

“The opportunity to spend time with franchise partners who have multiple locations and glean wisdom from them on topics such as how they picked their locations, financing avenues, staffing and load leveling, among others, is priceless,” said Steve Hahn, owner of CARSTAR Metcalf in Kansas City.

“As we accelerate our growth across North America, we want to have the best franchise partners leading our new collision repair facilities,” said Dave Foster, vice president of development for CARSTAR.  “Many of the CARSTAR franchise partners have refined their approach to success for their current locations and are looking for more growth opportunities. This was a great opportunity to get together with these top operators and collectively explore how we can advance together.”

For more information on CARSTAR or joining the franchise family, visit or call 844-906-9764.


CARSTAR — a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands — is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with nearly 650 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR in the U.S. and CARSTAR in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit and and follow us on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit