CARSTAR Celebrates 250th Location in Canada
CARSTAR Canada has celebrated the opening of its 250th CARSTAR location, reaching a decades long milestone for the Hamilton, Ont.-based company.
CARSTAR Digby, in Digby, N.S., holds the distinct honour of being CARSTAR’s 250th location in Canada.
“This really is a great occasion for the company,” said CARSTAR North America President, Michael Macaluso.
CARSTAR began franchising in Canada over 20 years ago and since our first day in 1994 have been focused on providing consistent service and integrity across all locations; we owe our success to this philosophy.”
“In the last 18 months, we have grown from 180 to 250 locations serving the Canadian collision market which is quite remarkable. Today we are proud to provide our insurance partners and driving customers with a much more expansive service area from coast to coast.
CARSTAR’s focus in Canada, and throughout all of North America, over the next three years, is to increase franchise partner profitability and to strengthen and continue growing their network of stores. In Canada, CARSTAR has a target of having 262 locations by the end of 2016.
Macaluso also expects CARSTAR North America to exceed 500 locations by mid-summer 2016; positioning the business as the largest network of collision centres in North America.