March 1, 2018
Gerber Collision & Glass Establishes a Presence in Texas with the Acquisition of Three Centers in the Dallas Area
Chicago, Illinois – March 1, 2018 – The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) today announced the February 23, 2018 acquisition of three collision repair centers in Dallas, Texas and its neighbouring suburbs. These centers were previously operated as Earth Collision Center. This operation was founded in Carrollton in 2010.With success in this market, additional locations were opened in The Colony and Dallas, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. Carrollton and The Colony are cities in Denton County, a northern suburb of Dallas. Located in northeastern Texas, these three locations span a 22 mile radius from The Colony down to Dallas.
“We enter Texas with the establishment of a key presence in Dallas, one of the largest cities in the country,” said Tim O’Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group. “We are pleased to be entering this market with the support of Brad Hansing and Will Kitchens, previous owner and manager of these locations. Brad will take on the role of Market Manager to oversee these new locations and grow our presence in the region.”
“We are proud to now serve our customers and insurance providers in 22 states, and look forward to further establishing our presence in Texas, the second largest state in the country,” added Brock Bulbuck, CEO of the Boyd Group. “This is a great acquisition for the Boyd Group as we seek to expand our presence in North America and work towards our goal of doubling our business by 2020.”
The Boyd Group is continuously looking to add new collision repair locations to its existing network in Canada and the U.S. Interested collision repair center owners are asked to contact Stephen Boyd at the contact coordinates below for more information.
About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Company”), directly and through subsidiaries, is one of the largest operators of non-franchised collision repair centers in North America in terms of number of locations and sales. The Company operates locations in five Canadian provinces under the trade names Boyd Autobody & Glass (http://www.boydautobody.com) and Assured Automotive (http://www.assuredauto.ca), as well as in 22 U.S. states under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass (http://www.gerbercollision.com). The Company uses newly acquired brand names during a transition period until acquired locations have been rebranded.The Company is also a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with locations across 31 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Service, Auto Glass Authority and Autoglassonly.com. The Company also operates a third party administrator, Gerber National Claims Services (“GNCS”), that offers glass, emergency roadside and first notice of loss services. GNCS has approximately 5,500 affiliated glass provider locations and 4,600 affiliated emergency roadside services providers throughout the U.S. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our website at (http://www.boydgroup.com).
For further information, please contact:
Vice President, Corporate Development
Tel: (204) 594-1776