Land of 15,000 Shops

By 2030 there will be 15,000 shops in the US: 4,000 in third tier cities and rural areas 2,000 will be franchisees 9,000 in the top 150 MSAs Of the 15,000 total, only 6,000 shops will really matter 1,500 will be dealer shops 3,000 will be consolidator shops 1,500 will be regional, city MSOs Download…

GROW AND THRIVE WITH A TRIBE

Grow and Thrive with a Tribe

We often write about how consolidation is constantly creating new landscapes in the collision repair industry, one increasingly dominated by the largest MSOs. At the same time, many operators have grown their own organizations into strong super regional or regional MSOs with three to 75 shops. What is sometimes overlooked is the reach and sophistication…

Young Guns of the MSO World

Amidst all the change and turmoil in the collision repair industry, the success of some of the fastest-growing MSOs is being driven by impressive young operators. This younger generation of leaders is navigating profound operating and technological changes and finding opportunity as industry consolidation continues to accelerate. FenderBender and David Roberts, Managing Director of Focus Investment Banking, explore…

Selling, Buying, or Expanding Your Business is not a DIY Project

Twenty-two years ago, David Roberts was the Chairman of the Board for Caliber Collision Centers, Inc. when he wrote an article in Autobody News. The article, titled “Shop Consolidation, Is It Inevitable?”, makes him look like the Nostradamus of the collision repair industry. In his column, Roberts accurately predicted that consolidation was indeed unavoidable. He saw two factors driving this…