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Crash Champions History

Company History

An Industry Leading Collision Repair Team

Crash Champions began in 1999 with a small shop in New Lenox, IL, New Lenox Auto Body. After over 15 years of owning a small neighborhood collision center, Matt Ebert wanted to bring his vision to towns throughout the Chicagoland area.

In 2014, the company’s name was changed to Crash Champions-New Lenox and the brand began to grow. From 2014 through 2020, the Crash Champions organization grew to have numerous collision centers throughout the Chicago market and became a regional leader in collision repair.

In 2020, with Crash Champions’ historic success, the company began its rapid growth strategy with its first out-of-market acquisition located in Columbus, OH. Today, Crash Champions is one of the largest collision repair MSO’s, with locations across Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and California.

The Crash Champions organization has become an industry leader in its commitment to manufacturer certified repairs and industry leading performance. Ultimately, what makes Crash Champions truly different is its employees – each one embodies everything that it takes to be a true Champion.

Our Repair Centers are Manufacturer Certified Repair Facilities

*Individual location certifications may vary.  Refer to shop specific pages for more information.