CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of its first Minnesota location, CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body, located at 2409 Margaret Street N., North St. Paul, MN 55109.
A three-generation business for this family of repairers, Mike Bighley, owner of CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body, has grown up in the industry. Sweeping floors, washing cars and cleaning the parking lot were just some of the jobs a twelve-year-old Mike took on when he helped his father out in the facility. Working in the collision repair center his whole life, Mike learned everything he knows about the job, on the job, until he eventually took over ownership in 2007.
“It felt like we were on the outside looking in, where I saw the market undergo significant change, but our business was not able to take advantage of those growth opportunities,” says Mike Bighley, owner, CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body. “Joining the CARSTAR family really allows us to grow at the rate we are capable to grow at by empowering us with resources to realize our full potential in our own market.”
Mike’s grandfather opened the business in 1957 with his father taking it over in 1977. This 7,600 square foot facility is equipped to provide premier repairs to all makes and models. In the process of earning its I-CAR Gold certification, CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body also looks to pursue OEM certifications in the future.
“The CARSTAR family is comprised of several independently owned family businesses, like the Bighley’s, and our model is built to specifically help them thrive,” says Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR. “We encourage our owners to utilize the North American resources we have to leverage their business locally and compete with the large chains in their market, while still maintaining their independence and ownership.”
CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body regularly gives back to the community it has been a part of for so long. Whether it is helping local sports teams, sponsoring school fundraisers or supporting a charitable cause, the CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body extends itself far beyond premier collision repairs.
Please join us in welcoming the CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body team to the CARSTAR family!
CARSTAR Bighley Auto Body
2409 Margaret Street N.,
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Monday to Friday: 7:30AM – 6PM
For more information on CARSTAR visit CARSTAR.com.
CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 600 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit CARSTARFranchise.com.
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