MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (April 17, 2015) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it had added yet another location in the Chicago market. This comes just one week after a series of acquisitions made Illinois the largest market for the company.

ABRA’s latest location was acquired through the purchase of Quality Werks Collision Center located in Algonquin, Illinois. The acquisition brings ABRA’s center count in the state to 42 and the company’s total national portfolio to 272 in 20 states.

Today’s announcement is another example of ABRA vigorously making its presence known in large markets across the country. It is all part of a careful and precise growth strategy that is driving the company forward.

ABRA first entered the Chicago market just short of one year ago. President and Chief Executive Officer, Duane Rouse, says the company’s rapid growth is due in part to the dedication of its employees. “We are especially pleased with how quickly we’ve been able to establish such a significant presence in the Chicago area. No other market has grown as quickly or efficiently as Chicago has for us and it is in large part due to the commitment and hard work that every one of our employees displays throughout our daily operations.”

As the company looks for additional opportunities to grow it relies on its employees to continue to instill its culture of honesty and integrity in every repair center. ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Scott Krohn says, “It is our employees stepping up and our operational excellence systems and processes that lead to successful integration. Our entire team make it a priority to demonstrate phenomenal values as we grow and expand over and over again. It is that dedication that will continue to drive our organization farther.”

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead. 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 abraauto.wpengine.com.