The Boyd Group Inc., parent company to Glass America and Gerber Collision & Glass, has acquired Auto Art Body Shop, a multi-store operation consisting of nine collision repair centers located in the Nashville region.
Auto Art Body Shop was founded in 1970 as Auto Art in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The company acquired Auto Works Collision in September 2014. Auto Art Body Shop’s nine centers will initially be co-branded as Gerber-Auto Art before transitioning to Gerber Collision & Glass over the next few months.
“This is an important acquisition that provides an entry point into the Tennessee market, expands our reach to new customers, increases our geographical footprint for our insurance industry partners and also provides us with a new region from which to execute our growth strategy,” said Tim O’Day, Boyd Group president and COO in a press release. “We look forward to becoming part of these communities.”
Danny Wallace and Twila Harris, who owned and managed the locations, will continue to lead their teams as part of the Gerber family.
“We look forward to joining Gerber,” said Wallace in a press release. “We can assure our customers that they will continue to receive the best service and the highest quality of repairs, using the latest innovations in processes and technology that Gerber is known for.”
The Boyd Group acquired Assured Automotive Inc., Canada’s largest non-franchise collision repair company, in May of this year.