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CARSTAR Hits Historic Moment by Launching its 600th North American Collision Repair Facility


CARSTAR Hits Historic Moment by Launching its 600th North American Collision Repair Facility

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Momentum Continues as CARSTAR Sudbury (Autoworks) Launches in Ontario, Canada

HAMILTON, Ontario, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 

CARSTAR continues to expand across North America, and today, hits the mega milestone of 600 stores with the opening of CARSTAR Sudbury (Autoworks), conveniently located at 440 Falconbridge Road, Sudbury ON, P3A 4S4.

Left to Right: Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR; Collin Welsh, Director of Canadian Franchise Development, CARSTAR; Brian Bigger, Mayor of Sudbury; Vince Pollesel, Owner, CARSTAR Sudbury (Autoworks); Vince Palladino, Owner, CARSTAR Sudbury (Autoworks); Steve Primeau, Manager, CARSTAR Sudbury (Autoworks)

Media Note:  Photos from today's 600th store celebration are available here.

CARSTAR continues to lead the industry in annual sales, total locations, customer satisfaction and premier collision repairs. With no plans to slow down any time soon, this brand new massive 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is an excellent representation of the behemoth CARSTAR has become.

"Our network is filled with incredible teams across North America who consistently raise the bar, paving the way forward for higher industry expectations," says Michael Macaluso, CARSTAR President. "Focused on finding new ways to boost franchise partner profitability while also remaining humble is how we got to where we are today, and how we will hit our goal of 1,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada."

Striving for operational success and providing premier customer experiences are no easy feat in the collision repair industry. With the support of the proprietary EDGE Performance Platform, CARSTAR is able to uphold its high standards, while simultaneously driving the business forward.

"CARSTAR has a powerful reputation, and for us it just made sense to join this premier collision repair brand as their values align with ours," says Vince Pollesel. "Being so involved in the local automotive industry here, with seven dealerships in the Sudbury market, it's important for us to uphold our reputation by joining a prestigious force like CARSTAR."

Fighting cystic fibrosis is the North America cause with both U.S. and Canadian locations committed to donating to both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

"Celebrating this monumental moment for CARSTAR is incredible for us, because as their network grows, so does their commitment to the fight to end cystic fibrosis," says Christine Martysiewicz, Director Corporate Partnerships, Cystic Fibrosis Canada. "This partnership started over 20 years ago when a franchise partner's granddaughter was diagnosed with CF and now CARSTAR has raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada."

Founded in 1989 by Lirel Holt, CARSTAR operated under the belief that a network of high-quality collision repair facilities would benefit consumers and insurance companies. The network quickly grew and in 1994, CARSTAR expanded to Canada with master franchisee Sam Mercanti. Joining the Driven Brands in 2015, CARSTAR has reached new heights as one official North American organization.

Now, CARSTAR and its franchise partners employ more than 8,000 people with locations in 34 states and 10 Canadian provinces, including skilled technicians, automotive professionals and corporate team members. Having repaired millions of cars over the years, CARSTAR remains North America's top choice for premier collision repairs and is steadfast in its commitment to stay humble and hungry.

To view the location on a map, click here.

Store Name: CARSTAR Sudbury (Autoworks)
Contact: Vince Pollesel
Phone Number: 705-806-7827
Fax: 705-806-1379
Address: 440 Falconbridge Road, Sudbury ON, P3A 4S4
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

CARSTAR – a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands – is North America's largest multi-store operator network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 600 locations in 33 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.

For franchise opportunities, please contact:

Collin Welsh
Director of Franchise Development


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