September 21, 2015
LEAWOOD, KS (September 21, 2015) – CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is adding a key player in the Philadelphia automotive market to North America’s largest multi-shop operator network with the conversion of Fred Beans Family of Dealerships five collision repair centers to CARSTAR. It will expand the CARSTAR network to nearly 15 locations in the Philadelphia region.
With the collision repair industry rapidly evolving, the move makes sense for one of Philadelphia’s largest automotive dealership groups. The partnership allows them to tap into the vast resources that CARSTAR has to offer. From CARSTAR’s proprietary EDGE℠ Performance Groups to extensive Operations training, technology solutions and platforms, branding and marketing programs and experienced operational support, Fred Beans can now focus on future growth with a more efficient operations and business model.
“We are excited to be part of the strongest franchised collision network in our industry,” said Beans. “We have seen how CARSTAR is outpacing the industry in same store sales growth. We also know that stronger relationships with insurance partners and the ability to stay up to date with the latest trends in the industry will help to build a better collision repair experience for our customers.”
The new CARSTAR locations can be found at the following Fred Beans dealerships:
• CARSTAR Fred Beans Doylestown – 1100 Airport Blvd, Doylestown, PA 18902
• CARSTAR Fred Beans Boyertown – 525 Route 100 N., Boyertown, PA 19512
• CARSTAR Fred Beans Flemington – 172 U.S. Hwy 202, Flemington, NJ 08822
• CARSTAR McCafferty Mechanicsburg – 6320 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
• CARSTAR McCafferty Langhorne – 1939 E. Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne, PA 19047
“We are seeing a growing trend of car dealerships aligning their body shops with MSOs like CARSTAR,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts. “Many multi-location dealerships are consolidating their vehicle repair centers for efficiency. We can help them maintain training, OEM certifications and the high levels of customer service expected in today’s collision industry. And, we can provide the resources and best practices to help them deliver best-in-class KPIs.”
The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships has a long and successful history in the greater Philadelphia market. Beans entered the dealership business in 1972, and by 1975 had opened is first location. When it comes to family, the business is exactly what its name suggests, a family-owned company, built and operated with pride. All three of Fred Beans’ daughters hold important positions within the company, and customers and employees alike agree that the entire organization feels like one big happy family.