April 4, 2022

Classic Collision acquires Minnesota Shops

By Classic Collision


Atlanta, GA – Classic Collision, LLC, a leading national multi-site collision repair operator based in Atlanta, announced a new closing today – the acquisition of Crystal Lake Automotive in Burnsville and Lakeville Minnesota. Classic Collision now operates a total of 176 repair centers in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington.

Crystal Lake Automotive was established in 1986. In the 1990s, the company experienced several years of growth and expanded automotive service capabilities. In 2000, CLA consolidated multiple locations into a single facility in Lakeville, designed to create a pleasant environment for customers. “We have changed our business for the better in the past and I am sure this move is another improvement. I am excited for Classic Collision to continue the work we started in this community,” said Karl Drotning, former co-owner and founder of Crystal Lake Automotive.

“As we establish our presence in this new market, we also welcome the entire Crystal Lake’s teams to the Classic Collision Family. This is a time of growth for Classic and we are confident these new centers will have the experience, culture, management discipline, and necessary venture to continue being successful as the industry and operating climate changes. We have a lot more in store for the remainder of this year as we continue to progress across the country,” states Toan Nguyen, CEO of Classic Collision.

About Classic Collision
Classic Collision was established in 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia with a single goal: to offer quality service to its customers with integrity and honesty. We do this by employing the best talent and using the highest-quality materials. Classic Collision is one of the largest privately held national providers of auto body repair services with 205 state-of-the-art repair facilities in 15 states across the U.S. For over 37 years, Classic Collision has put customer satisfaction first in all we do. We are proud to provide high-quality auto body repairs with properly trained technicians and the appropriate equipment. We hold numerous manufacturer certifications and factory-direct training which makes us a leader in comprehensive collision repair.

Classic Collision is continuously looking to add new collision repair locations and automotive glass businesses to its existing network as well as expand into new markets within the U.S. If you are considering selling your business, please visit classiccollision.com/join/ and start a confidential discussion today.

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