Joliet, IL (PRWEB) May 13, 2010
Collision Revision, a Chicago Illinois-based operator of collision repair centers in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Florida is proud to announce the acquisition of Leyden Auto Body in Melrose Park, Illinois. This center, located at 2311 North Mannheim Road, is 15,000 square feet and has served the Melrose Park community for more than 30 years.
The family that operated the business, led by brothers Chris and Robert Farina, will also be joining the Collision Revision team. District Manager Chris Cardwell commented, “these guys and their team are a great addition to the CR family and more specifically my management district. I am really looking forward to integrating the operation into the Collision Revision model and working intimately with both Chris and Robert for many years to come.”
In late 2008, the company hired Brandon Thomas as a Business Development Manager. Mr. Thomas’s background stems from the real estate industry, however he spent 12 months in procurement and systems improvement with Collision Revision to gain an appreciation of the collision repair industry before being promoted to Vice President of Acquisitions in late 2009. This was the first acquisition for Brandon who will also lead the business integration team for Collision Revision of Melrose Park. When asked for a comment regarding the purchase, Brandon stated, “Our entire company is excited to continue our growth throughout the underserved areas of the western Chicago suburbs. Feedback from our customers, both vehicle owners and insurance companies, has provided me guidance in determining markets where our service is needed. It was with their help that we developed our multi-year growth strategy for both current and non-current markets throughout the United States.”
R.J. A. D’Orazio, the company’s operations manager, commented on the purchase by saying, “it is truly an honor to be able to purchase Leyden Auto Body and partner with Chris and Robert. They are really a great family and I am confident that they, as well as the rest of their team, will integrate well into our management system. It has always been our company’s goal to be a buyer and employer of choice and I believe we will achieve those goals. I am sincerely excited about our company’s future, not because of Collision Revision’s vision, but because of our extraordinary talent. I say confidently that CR has the best technicians, detailers, managers and administration in this industry and to be able to work next to such an incredible group of hardworking men and women is nothing short of a dream come true.”
About Collision Revision, Inc.
Collision Revision, Inc. operates in the automotive collision repair industry with its headquarters in Joliet, Illinois. The company was founded in 1976 by current Chairman Roger A. D’Orazio and has both production and estimating centers throughout Illinois, Indiana and Florida. The company repairs over 28,000 automobiles per year and remains privately owned and operated, making it one of the largest collision repair operators in the United States. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.collisionrevision.com or call Laura Dearth at 800 773 1011.