ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates $20,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (December 17, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, donated $20,000 from funds raised during ABRA’s 16th annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Dozens of well-wishers, ABRA personnel, and Children’s Hospital Colorado staff were on hand to accept the check during the presentation ceremony on December 3, 2014.

Over 200 golfers and guests gathered earlier this summer for the annual golf tournament at The Pinery Country Club in Parker, Colorado to support the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

“Thanks to the tremendous support provided by ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Children’s Hospital Colorado will be able to continue our efforts to help keep families safe and healthy, including children with special health care needs. We truly couldn’t do what we do without them. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to all of the ABRA associates that made this wonderful gift possible,” said Dwayne Smith, injury prevention manager at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

The 16th annual golf event supports the Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, whose mission is to keep kids safe from preventable injuries, the leading cause of death and disability among Colorado kids.

“We are privileged to support Children’s Hospital Colorado with their pediatric
research to improve children’s health,” said Russ Slocum, ABRA’s market vice
president in Colorado. “We are delighted to contribute to a cause that supports
the health of children in our community.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the
United States with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

 

About Children’s Hospital Colorado – Children’s Health Advocacy Institute

Children’s Hospital Colorado was founded in 1908 in Denver Colorado and has set out to be a leader in providing the best healthcare outcomes for children. Their mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.

 

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 visit www.abraauto.com

 

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Three States

New Centers

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (December 15, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded for the third time in just 30 days, in three separate states, and with three separate transactions.

In a distinctive growth move, ABRA announced today the acquisition of Consolidated Collision Center in Park Forest, Illinois, three CARS, Inc. locations in Knoxville, Tennessee and Murdock Collision Center in Woods Cross, Utah.

The additional openings increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 258 in 20 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer acknowledged the company has seen tremendous growth in 2014 and today’s acquisitions cap off a remarkable year.  “These are exciting times at ABRA. Our vision for the future and our long-term growth strategy is proceeding nicely and we couldn’t be more pleased. We are proud of the dedicated work of our employees, the trust of our customers, and the support of our insurance partners. ABRA’s success is truly a team effort.”

The company uses an operational excellence philosophy that results in industry-leading operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Business Development echoes
Rouse’s sentiments. “We continue to evolve and grow with a changing industry.
For over 30 years ABRA’s mission has been to be the best auto body and glass
company in America. Our people, our processes, and our commitment to
excellence are what set us apart and makes ABRA a leader.”

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 visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Opens Newest Location in Wisconsin

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (December 8, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the opening of a new franchise repair center in Hudson, Wisconsin about 20 minutes east of St. Paul, Minnesota.

The additional opening increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 253 in 20 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company’s franchise strategy has very specific goals. “Our focus has always been to provide vehicle owners with consistent service and a superior collision repair experience. By opening franchise repair centers in small and mid-size markets, we can help our insurance partners streamline the claims process for our customers.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that results in industry-leading operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

“Opening the Hudson repair center is an opportunity to show the St. Croix Valley
and Western Wisconsin community ABRA’s superior customer service and
industry-leading processes,” said Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of franchise
development/relations. “Our continued success and aggressive growth can be
attributed to the commitment of our people and proven collision repair operations.”

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 visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA® Auto Body & Glass and Keys to Progress® Program Donate Vehicle to Wounded Warriors

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (December 5, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, is pleased to announce in partnership with the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies’ annual Keys to Progress® program and the National Auto Body Council, the gifting of a refurbished Ford F-150 to Wounded Warriors.

Staff Sergeant Roy Shaver accepted the like-new truck on behalf of the Wounded Warriors during a Veteran’s Day gifting ceremony on November 11, at the Indianapolis Service Center, a one-stop facility where Progressive handles claims and coordinates repairs for customers. Wounded Warriors will use the newly refurbished Ford F-150 in day-to-day activities and outreach in the community.

The Keys to Progress organization and members of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program work to repair and donate vehicles to deserving families and community service organizations throughout the United States.

The Ford F-150 truck was donated by Progressive Insurance and repaired by ABRA Auto Body & Glass with generous donations from LKQ/Keystone, PPG Automotive Finishes, Elimidents paintless dent repair, Indy Tire Center, Dr. Vinyl, ERAC, and Jimmy Buff-It’s Auto Detailing.

“We chose our Service Centers as the event locations because they’re the one-stop-shops where people get back on the road after an accident,” said Tricia Griffith, president of customer operations for Progressive. “By expanding our Keys to Progress program this year, we hope to get more veterans and their families back on the road and moving forward in life.”

“We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to work with our partners to give a
helping hand to Wounded Warriors,” said Steve Moskovsky, ABRA’s Indianapolis
district manager. “We are privileged to give back to an organization that supports
our Veterans who have given so much. Offering our time and resources is the least
we can do to help Veterans in the community.”

 

About Progressive
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever and however it’s most convenient—online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive also offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance through select carriers. It’s the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au.

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot® and Service Centers.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

 

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 visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates $10,000 to Families in Need at The Sandbox

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 25, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it helped raise $10,000 during the Pine Island Country Club Golf Tournament to benefit The Sandbox.

The Sandbox serves families whose children have cancer or a life-altering illness. Their goal is to help families during the most challenging times so they can focus on what’s most important – the believing in and healing of their child.

Over 100 golfers and guests gathered at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina to show their support and encouragement on October 22, 2014.

“Our gratitude to ABRA Auto Body & Glass, participating golfers, and the Charlotte community is truly overwhelming,” said Mara Campolungo, executive director of The Sandbox. “The donation from the ABRA Auto Body & Glass Golf tournament will exponentially help our organization provide basic, day-to-day needs to families facing cancer or a life-altering illness of their child well into 2015. It also allows us to sponsor the Holiday Wish Lists of additional families to ensure they’re able to receive gifts and warm winter clothing.”

ABRA’s Market Vice President, Erin Cambero said, “We are honored to support The Sandbox with their mission of restoring hope to families of children with cancer and
life-altering illness. We are delighted to contribute to a cause that helps families emotionally and financially during the most difficult time of their lives.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the United States
with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised hundreds of
thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

 

About The Sandbox
The Sandbox locks arms with the community and walks with families who have a child that has been diagnosed with cancer or life altering illness. Their goal is to help Honorees and their families during the most tumultuous times of their lives so they can focus on the most important factors: Believing and Healing! For more information, visit GotSandbox.org.

 

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 visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands for the Second Time in a Week

Ohio Expansion

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 21, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded for the second time in a week, announcing the acquisition of Chaney’s Restoration and Auto Body in Troy, Ohio – about 20 miles north of Dayton. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ABRA entered the Ohio market less than six months ago and now has 15 repair centers in the state. Today’s acquisition increases the company’s overall repair center portfolio to 252 in 20 states.

The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer is pleased with the progress the company is making in the region. “In the short time ABRA has been in Ohio, we’ve made important strides in meeting the demand and earning the trust of our customers and insurance partners. We look forward to building on our track record of success and see outstanding growth prospects in the market.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that results in industry-leading operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

Scott Krohn, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations says the company’s
success can be attributed to dedicated people and proven operations. “Our entire
team is committed to serving customers and consistently providing them with a
superior repair experience. Our OpEx philosophy and industry-leading processes
are why we continue to rate high in customer satisfaction and have exceptional
cycle times across the country.”

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 visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates $20,000 to The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation

Dreams of Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 19, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it donated $20,000 from funds raised during the annual golf tournament to benefit The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation.

The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation is committed to creating a positive change for those individuals facing the many challenges which accompany spinal cord and/or brain injuries.

More than 200 guests and golfers gathered at the Polo Golf & Country Club Tournament in Cumming, Georgia on September 9, 2014 to support the foundation.

“We are proud to have ABRA support us both financially and through their efforts of raising awareness for spinal cord and brain injuries. ABRA has supported Dreams of Recovery since the beginning and has continued to raise the bar for other companies to participate.  We are grateful to have ABRA as a part of our team,” said Cindy Donald, founder of The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation.

“We are honored to support The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation,” said Charlie Drake, regional vice president of ABRA. “It is a great feeling to be able to play a small part in the rehabilitation of people recovering from spinal cord and brain injuries.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the United States with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

 

About The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation
The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization formed in February, 2008. Dreams of Recovery focuses on three major factors involved in the lives of individuals with spinal cord and brain injuries: granting financial support for individuals to participate in approved therapy programs which are not covered by insurance, granting individuals equipment to improve daily life, and granting approved institutions necessary funding to conduct scientific research to find a cure for paralysis.

 

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 visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Idaho and Accelerates Growth in Illinois

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 14, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it has expanded into a new market with the opening of a franchise in Post Falls, Idaho and has accelerated growth in Illinois with the acquisition of three Central Auto Body locations in Grayslake, Waukegan, and Zion.

The additional openings in both states this week increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 251 in 20 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company is at a pivotal point in its growth strategy. “ABRA is expanding and evolving to the next stage. Our vision for the future is taking shape and our entire team is excited about the long-term growth opportunities ahead.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

“Expanding in Idaho is about meeting the demand of customers and insurance
partners all across the country,” said Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of
franchise development/relations. “Opening the Post Falls repair center is an
opportunity to show the community why we’re America’s Most Recommended and
a trusted leader in the collision repair industry.”

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 visit www.abraauto.com

 

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ABRA Employee Sings National Anthem during Sunday Night Football on NBC

ABRA-HeatherMINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 11, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, is proud to announce one of their employees took center stage Sunday night to sing the national anthem during the Packers – Bears football game on NBC.

“Singing the national anthem at Lambeau Field and during a nationally televised football game was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Heather Mendoza, ABRA – Glendale’s customer service manager. “I have been singing for years and was up for the challenge of performing before a sold out crowd,” she said. “I am truly honored to have been a part of it.”

Heather Mendoza has been serving in the Army Reserves as a Specialist in the 484th Army band for 12 years and sings all around the country with her Army band “Zeroed In” as a lead vocalist. She performs at military ceremonies, events, memorial services, parades and festivals.

“Heather has been with ABRA Auto Body and Glass for more than four years and we couldn’t be more delighted with her success, military work, and her dedication to our country,” said Jeff Mohns, regional vice president of ABRA. “We are a proud supporter of our veterans and active military employees. It’s exciting to see Heather honored on Sunday Night Football.”

Sunday’s football game between the Packers and the Bears was broadcast on NBC and streamed live to troops in Afghanistan in honor of Veterans Day. 

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 visit www.abraauto.com

 

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $18,000 For St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 30, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it helped raise $18,000 during the second annual Forest Park Charity Golf Tournament to benefit St. Louis Children’s Foundation.

Over 100 golfers and guests gathered at Forest Park Golf Course in Saint Louis, Missouri on September 24, 2014 to support St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of ABRA Auto Body & Glass,” says St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation vice president, Janice Bailey. “This golf tournament is a perfect example of how an organization can turn a fun event into something that can make a real impact on the lives of our patients.”

The second annual golf event is part of St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation initiative to fund its expansion and enhancement of its services, upgrade and renovate facilities, and develop new programs to support the health of children.

“We are privileged to support St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation with their pediatric programs that are an integral part in improving children’s health,” said Peterson Santos, regional vice president of ABRA. “We are delighted to contribute to a cause that supports children in our community.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the United States
with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised hundreds of
thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

About St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has provided specialized care for children for more than 130 years. In 2010 the hospital received the Magnet re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, one of the leading medical research, teaching, and patient care institutions in the nation. The hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare. For more information, visit www.StLouisChildrens.org, or visit us @STLChildrens on Facebook and Twitter.

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 visit www.abraauto.com

 

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