MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (July 25, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today the purchase of three TEAM1 Auto Body and Glass collision centers in St. Louis, Missouri and one Auto Hound Collision Center in Seattle, Washington. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

ABRA is one of the collision industry’s largest and fastest growing multi shop repair operators in the country. Today’s acquisitions not only introduce ABRA to a new market but increase its presence in Seattle. The company’s repair center portfolio now totals 234 in 19 states.

“Our vision for growth is in full swing,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “We are poised to continue expanding across the country. Our team is excited to introduce ABRA to new markets and show customers firsthand the operational excellence philosophy and processes that make us an industry leader.”

“ABRA has established itself as a well-respected and trusted front-runner in the collision repair industry,” said Tom Hutton, owner of TEAM1 Auto Body and Glass. “The company’s industry-leading processes and commitment to excellence assure customers will receive the highest-quality workmanship and superior customer service moving forward.”

Building on its increasing success, 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 and Operations (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 they serve.

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