CARSTAR was founded on the belief that a network of high-quality collision repair facilities would be a benefit for consumers and welcomed by the insurance industry.
Lirel Holt, a former shop owner and expert in collision management for 3M, saw an opportunity to use his knowledge and industry contacts to build a professional franchise model for collision repair facilities. He was the first to apply customer satisfaction, financial measurements and ongoing improvements and consistency on a large scale.
Wicklunds CARSTAR in Liberty, MO, became the very first franchisee. The network quickly grew throughout the Midwest and spread across the eastern United States.
In 1994, CARSTAR expanded to Canada.
CARSTAR continued to deliver innovation to the collision repair industry with leadership in repair processes, training and store management solutions.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is North America’s largest multi-shop owner network with more than 430 stores in 32 states and 10 Canadian provinces. It has delivered some three million repaired vehicles to its customers.
From California to Florida, Texas to Wisconsin, and Vancouver to Nova Scotia, CARSTAR delivers vehicle owners trusted service, high-quality repairs and the industry's best rating in customer satisfaction.
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