The storied history of the Boyd Group begins with the opening of the first Boyd Autobody collision repair facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on November 1st, 1990. Founder Terry Smith made his vision of clean, bright, professional, and welcoming autobody shops a reality, and ensured the company’s focus was squarely on customer service. Guided by an astute, dedicated group of industry professionals, Boyd began to flourish. Expansion followed in various cities across western Canada, and by 1995 Boyd had grown to twelve locations. The Boyd Group became incorporated in 1997, opening a new chapter in the company’s history. With a goal of becoming the true leader of the autobody industry in North America, plans for growth continued.
In 1999, Boyd gained the title of largest collision repair operator in Canada, and confidently opened the company’s first U.S. locations. In 2004, Boyd expanded its U.S. footprint, acquiring Gerber Collision & Glass and its sixteen locations. Boyd followed its aggressive growth strategy by acquiring the Globe Amerada Glass Network in 2005 (re-branded as Gerber National Glass Services), a customer referral network comprised of independently-owned glass repair/replacement businesses across the U.S. In 2010, Boyd acquired True2Form Collision Repair Centers, an established chain of 37 locations operating in four eastern U.S. states, as well as five other acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2011, Boyd acquired Cars Collision Centers, an established chain of 28 locations operating in three U.S. states, as well as two other acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2012, Boyd acquired Master Collision, Pearl Auto Body, The Recovery Room and Autocrafters. These four multi-shop acquisitions added 39 locations to Boyd’s operations and secured Boyd’s position as the largest operator of non-franchised collision repair centers in North America by number of locations. In 2012, Boyd also completed 14 other acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2013, Boyd acquired Glass America, a retail auto glass business with locations across 23 U.S. states, and Hansen Collision and Glass, a collision repair business with 25 locations operating in western Michigan and Indiana. In 2013, Boyd also completed 14 other acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2014, Boyd acquired Collision Revision, Collex Collision and Champ’s Collision Centers, with a total of 47 collision repair locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Florida and Louisiana, as well as 10 other acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2015, Boyd acquired Craftmaster, with six collision repair locations in Florida, as well as 16 other acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2016, Boyd completed 25 acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2017, Boyd acquired Assured Automotive, operating 68 collision repair locations in the province of Ontario, including 30 intake centers co-located at automotive dealerships, as well as 16 other acquisitions, which were not individually significant.In 2018, Boyd completed 28 acquisitions, which were not individually significant. In 2019, Boyd completed 29 acquisitions, which were not individually significant.
After over 30 years in business, Boyd operates in Canada and the U.S., with approximately 10,000 employees at over 700 locations. The company continues to be guided by the principles of customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and sound financial management. The leadership team of the Boyd Group believes that there is a significant opportunity to continue to grow the business and enhance shareholders’ value.