Rich Harrison, chief executive officer at Ohio-headquartered CollisionRight, has announced new acquisitions for his company. With the additions of D’s Paint & Body, Action Collision and Severn Auto Body, Harrison says CollisionRight expands into the Illinois market while “adding density” to its existing footprint.
CollisionRight Inc., formed in 2020, is a multi-shop operator of auto body repair services. It currently has more than 80 repair centers throughout nine states. That now includes three D’s Paint & Body shops in Peoria, Ill., three Action Collision shops in Euclid, Ohio, and three Severn Auto Body shops in Annapolis. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Harrison is no stranger to the glass and collision industries. He is a former COO of Safelite Auto Glass.
“These transactions improve our ability to provide high levels of service in new communities and to add value to our insurance partners,” Harrison tells glassBYTEs.com®. “We continue to rapidly grow our presence in existing and new markets. We currently are the sixth largest independent multi-shop operator in the U.S.”
With the acquisition of D’s Paint & Body, CollisionRight officially enters the market in Illinois. Harrison says CollisionRight was looking for quality operators in the Peoria area and found D’s to be a “perfect fit.”
“D’s has a long-standing presence in the local community, and a passion for quality and customer service,” Harrison says.
Harrison says Action and Severn also share CollisionRight’s mission and dedication to delivering “easy, hassle-free auto repair experiences.”
“It makes sense to add quality shops in existing markets to make our business more efficient and to better serve customers,” Harrison says of the additional density to CollisionRight’s existing footprint. “It is exciting to be able to translate my 20-plus years of experience of profitably growing businesses in the auto glass industry now into the collision industry.”
Nearly 150 team members join the CollisionRight platform with the acquisitions. More acquisitions could be in store for the company in the future, as Harrison says CollisionRight will continue to “aggressively expand” its footprint in existing and new markets.
“We’ve put together a great leadership team and that has allowed us to drive rapid growth,” Harrison says. “We are continuing to execute our expansion strategy.”
“This is a milestone for CollisionRight as we continue to execute our expansion strategy,” said Jason Sutherland, co-managing partner of private equity firm CenterOak. “The company has grown revenue five-fold since formation while developing a strong team and operational infrastructure to support continued growth.”