CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest multi-shop operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of two new CARSTAR locations in Missouri, bringing the total for the St. Louis region to a dozen locations.
CARSTAR Wentzville is located at 1675 W. Pearce Blvd. in Wentzville, MO, and CARSTAR Bridgeton is at 11976 Natural Bridge Rd. in Bridgeton, MO. The locations are owned by Jon and Trista Parmentier. CARSTAR Wentzville previously operated as family-owned I-70 Auto Body for 23 years, while CARSTAR Bridgeton opened in 1968 as Wheelers Certified Collision Center. Jon Parmentier purchased the Wentzville location in 2005 and the Bridgeton facility in 2013.
By joining the CARSTAR network, CARSTAR Wentzville and CARSTAR Bridgeton can access the North American collision repair leader’s advanced tools, technology and training, along with a well-known brand, purchasing efficiencies, national insurance relationships and more.
"With the collision repair industry changing at the fastest pace ever seen, we felt it was going to be difficult as small, independent shop owners to compete with the MSOs in the future with building insurance relationships and to keep up with technology of today's vehicles on our own,” said Jon Parmentier. “We looked at several franchise options and felt CARSTAR stood out above the rest with their complete package of services to help the independent small owners in a very competitive marketplace not only survive in the future but to thrive and to be more profitable."
CARSTAR Wentzville and CARSTAR Bridgeton offer free collision repair estimates, state-of-the-art unibody and frame repair equipment, paintless dent repair, expert color matching, towing assistance, vehicle pick-up and delivery, a nationwide warranty for most repairs, and rental cars through Enterprise.
The CARSTAR Wentzville location features 12,500 square feet, a warm and friendly customer area and convenient location on busy I-70. CARSTAR Bridgeton is conveniently located near Lambert International Airport and has been a fixture of the Bridgeton community for 50 years. The Parmentiers are active in the community as sponsors and committee members for the Wentzville School District, Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club.
The certified technicians at CARSTAR Wentzville and Bridgeton are trained to work on all makes and models and participate in ongoing education programs on the latest vehicle technologies and materials. They are participating in the I-CAR Road to Gold certification program. Both locations are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“We continue to expand our presence in Missouri and are proud to welcome CARSTAR Wentzville and CARSTAR Bridgeton and owners Jon and Trista Parmentier to our CARSTAR family,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America. “We have a long history in this region, and look forward to continuing to provide the highest-quality collision repairs and excellent customer service for drivers in St. Louis.”
For more information on CARSTAR visit www.carstar.com.
CARSTAR North America-- a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands -- is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 550 locations in 32 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts in the U.S. and CARSTAR Collision and Glass Services 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. CARSTAR was named the No. 1 largest MSO in North America by The Romans Group LLC, named 255 on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list and ranked 106th on Franchise Times® annual Top 200™ listing of the largest franchise systems in North America. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow us on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 888.505.6815.
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