Collision Care Auto Body in Philadelphia Named 2012 ABRN Top Shop

Collision Care Auto Body rose to the top of the competition because it invests heavily in training for managers and employees from every imaginable source: I-CAR, vendors, AMI and OEMs.
 
 
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Oct. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- The Advanstar Automotive Group, a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket and collision repair industry, has announced that Collision Care Auto Body in Philadelphia is the 2012 ABRN Top Shop. The company is led by Val Fichera, chief executive officer and grandson of the shop's founders.

According to Bruce Adams, ABRN managing editor, a  record number of entries were received in the annual competition that honors the top 10 collision repair facilities in the United States. Adams says Collision Care Auto Body rose to the top of the competition because it invests heavily in training for managers and employees from every imaginable source: I-CAR, vendors, AMI and OEMs.

It also invests in traditional and digital marketing, and is deeply involved in the local community. It offers full mechanical and collision repairs. The shop’s philosophy “customer first, process second” is built on leadership training that is focused on coaching, teaching and mentoring.

“This thinking has helped Collision Care expand from a single location in 1993 to seven shops in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area,” says Adams. “Even after 80 years in business their focus is still on building from the ground up and striving to offer the best repair and service possible.”

Collision Care will be featured on the cover of the December 2012 ABRN issue. The magazine will include articles on the nine additional shops that made the 2012 Top Shops list. They are: Car Crafters, Albuquerque, N.M.; Car West Auto Body, Santa Clara, Calif.; County Line Auto Body. Howell, N.J.; D-Patrick Body and Glass, Evansville, Ind.; G&C Auto Body, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Gullo Ford Collision Center, Conroe, Texas; Moody's Collision Center, Gorham, Maine; Nagy's Collision Specialists, Doylestown, Ohio; and O'Rielly Collision Center, Tucson, Ariz.

“The quality of shops that entered this year was higher than in any year past. This is a true testament to the number of owners in the United States who realize that quality training, management, operations and marketing are important in surviving in today’s economy,” Adams says. “Owners are making their businesses better, and we are proud that we can showcase these shops, and others throughout the year, to continue to make the industry better.”

The 2012 ABRN Top Shop competition was sponsored by Car-O-Liner, CCC One, Kia Genuine Parts, PPG, Sherwin Williams and Spray-Tech.

If you'd like to schedule an interview with Bruce Adams, contact Boris Chernin, marketing manager, at 310-857-7632 or e-mail Boris at bchernin@advanstar.com.

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The Advanstar Automotive Group (www.SearchAutoparts.com) is a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket and collision repair industry, offering a portfolio of three industry leading magazines - Aftermarket Business World, Automotive Body Repair News and Motor Age; four websites including Search-Autoparts.com, the automotive aftermarket’s largest B2B website; nine e-newsletters; numerous news alerts; and 42 training manuals for vehicle industry professionals, trade buyers, and automotive enthusiasts.

Through a multi-media approach, Advanstar reaches nearly 9 million original equipment and aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, service & repair professionals, retailers, and consumers. Advanstar drives insightful news analysis, research and trends, entertainment, new product information and buying opportunities to customers at their office, home, and race track — keeping them passionate, competitive, and connected.
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