Classic Collision Inc., an Atlanta-based automotive collision repair company that offers calibration and auto glass repair and replacement services, announced it has acquired Palm Collision Center in the South Florida region. The addition of the Palm Collision Center to the Classic Collision family will increase the footprint to 35 shops in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina and add 14 new employees.
Palm Collision Center originally went under the name Palm Pontiac Body Shop as a franchised new car dealership. The dealership was owned and operated by the Kelley Family and was first located on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Palm Pontiac became Palm Collision Center in July 2001 and as the collision portion of the business became more prevalent, Shane O’Connor, former Palm Pontiac service team member, joined the Palm Collision team as a managing partner, according to the company. O’Connor will be the general manager over the newly branded, Classic Collision of North Lauderdale location.
“We are elated to join forces with Kevin Kelley and Shane O’Connor to transition Palm Collision Center over to the Classic Collision brand,” said Toan Nguyen, Classic Collision CEO.