October 30, 2020

Classic Collision Advances Footprint to the West Coast with the acquisition of Iconic Pride Auto Body

By Classic Collision

PRESS RELEASE

Atlanta, GA – Classic Collision, LLC, a leading national multi-site collision repair operator based in Atlanta, announced its expansion into the West Coast with the acquisition of all seven Pride Auto Body locations in Southern California. These are Classic Collision’s first locations in California. The Company now operates 54 centers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and California.

Pride Auto Body is a 37-year old automotive collision repair business that has built a strong reputation in Southern California by offering high quality service and developing strong national relationships with OEMs and Dealerships. “Pride is the dominant player in the San Fernando region, and by moving forward as Classic Collision, we will be well positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities presented by the large, densely-populated Southern California market” said Randy Stabler, former owner of Pride Auto Body.

“United by a common business culture, we welcome the Pride team to the Classic Collision family. They have made all the important investments necessary to continue to be successful as the industry and operational climate evolve, and we believe their expertise, management discipline, and culture will greatly contribute to our future growth,” states Toan Nguyen, CEO of Classic Collision.

The acquisition of Pride Auto Body occurs at a time of rapid expansion and growth for Classic Collision following its partnership with New Mountain Capital earlier in the year. “Establishing our presence in the West Coast is an exciting milestone as Toan and the Classic team continue to execute on their growth strategy and commitment to the collision industry,” said Ricardo Gonzalez, Director at New Mountain Capital. “Customers and business partners in the San Fernando region will greatly benefit from the high-quality service, capabilities, and focus on innovation that distinguish Classic Collision.”

During these difficult market situations, Classic Collision is not slowing down plans to expand, and will continue to acquire high-end businesses across the country. A highly effective integration model and proprietary tech-enabled operations playbook keep Classic Collision safely performing at a high level for the benefit of all stakeholders involved in the auto repair process.

 

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 48 state-of-the-art repair facilities in five states across the U.S. For over 35 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.

For more information, to find a local Classic Collision location, and for job inquiries and careers visit http://www.ClassicCollision.com and follow Classic Collision on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Media Contact:
Erin Cambero
e.cambero@classiccollision.com

M&A Contact:
Scott Gerling
s.gerling@classiccollision.com

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