ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Auto Glass Operations into Chicago

Sept. 18, 2015 - PRLog -- ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the expansion of its auto glass operations today with entry into the Chicago, Illinois market. The expansion is the result of the acquisition of Express Auto Glass. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

While today’s acquisition marks the first presence of ABRA’s auto glass operations in Chicago, the company is no stranger to the market. ABRA first entered Chicago 18 months ago and today operates 37 collision repair centers throughout the area.

This latest expansion is yet another step in ABRA’s aggressive growth strategy to dramatically increase its national footprint. The company’s portfolio currently includes 318 repair centers in 23 states. Its auto glass division now operates in 12 markets.

ABRA’s introduction of auto glass operations in the Chicagoland area is a significant milestone for the company. President and Chief Executive Officer, Duane Rouse said, “We’ve been incredibly successful in growing our collision repair operations in the Chicago metro very quickly. With the addition of our auto glass operations we now have even more opportunity to demonstrate our exceptional customer service model to vehicle owners and insurance partners alike.”

The company is continually analyzing new areas for growth and looking for prospects to expand its glass operations. ABRA’s Vice President of Auto Glass, Jim Richardson said, “We are building on a solid foundation of experience and longevity. Launching auto glass in Chicago is a great operational fit and an exceptional opportunity for employees. ABRA has all the ingredients of a successful company – integrity, a culture of ethics, a well-respected reputation, and teamwork with a strong focus on customer service.”

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy. It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system. Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development / Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA Auto Body & Glass visit www.abraauto.com

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